Local History through Puppetry – Screening of Steps Against War film
Sun 27th October 2pm at Central Library, Bristol, FREE
Come and see a short documentary film about Steps Against War, a history walk with puppets and songs. Followed by an exploration and discussion of how puppetry and performance can be used in communicating local histories. With some live puppetry, and a chance to meet the puppets. Booking here
Roots of Resistance at Radical History Festival
Steps Against War – A history walk with puppets
Otherstory led a history walk with a difference in Bedminster in April. 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.
Taking a Holiday
A puppet show inspired by stories of Bristol people during World War One. Created in collaboration with Bristol Radical History Group and Remembering the Real WW1. More info here. We are now performing the show in Bristol and beyond.
Taking a Holiday and Steps against War are 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.