We’ve been discovering how our puppets can migrate to film. Work is progessing on a video version of our show Taking a Holiday.
Thanks to West of England Combined Authority for supporting Otherstory artist Emma with a Creative Freelancers grant to work on this – and to create a linked workshop. And thanks to Curious School of Puppetry and Arts Council England for funding a residency at Puppet Place to do some of the filming.
We have also worked on a new project about an early windmill cooperative. For more on this click here
We are sharing some of our past work online: Escape was on Everyone’s Mind: The Tale of Jack Sheppard is available to watch in full here
Bristol Radical History Group have published our pamphlet Steps Against War, which brings together all the research we did for the puppet history walk of the same name, and also covers the events Taking a Holiday is based on. Go to BRH publications to order a copy.
Steps Against War – A history walk with puppets
Otherstory led a history walk with a difference in Bedminster, Bristol in spring 2019. The walk used the medium of puppetry to tell the untold stories of Bedminster people who resisted the First World War, and who refused to kill. We created the walk in collaboration with Remembering the Real World War 1; and with a group of local people, who took part in research and puppetry through a series of workshops. Find out more here.
Steps against War was part of our project Hiding places and Hidden Histories. Supported by the National Lottery through The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, and by University of Bristol and Arts and Humanities Research Council.