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Giant Puppet Making Workshop

Wed 23rd Feb
Giant puppet making
Giant Puppet Making Workshop

Drop-in to get crafty at the Museum of Making with Surtal Arts, to help create a giant puppet inspired by the Gulabi Warriors!

Women and girls often face pressures and expectations to be small, with a lack of representation in public statues and monuments, but we say we stand on the shoulders of giants, we will not be diminished or erased, #TakeUpSpace and unleash your inner giant!

Five different giant puppets will be made with your help at the various sessions in honour of inspiring women & girls; the puppets will be Derby Suffragist Alice Wheeldon – with artist Elizabeth Blades, eco activist Greta Thunberg and a Pandemic Nurse – with Spiral Arts, a diverse pyramid of Empowerment Dolls – we lift each other up – with Rita Kappia, and a Gulabi Warrior – with Surtal Arts, with thanks to New Art Exchange colleagues in Nottingham for sharing their Gulabi Warrior wicker giants project.

Supporters of all genders, families and communities welcome; under 16’s to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Cherish everyone’s lives: Covid is still affecting and taking people’s lives, especially people who are most at risk of the harshest effects. Please be caring by using hand sanitiser, wearing masks in reception areas if possible, social distancing and understanding that we will have windows open for ventilation. Please do not attend if you have Covid symptoms, have been advised to isolate, have had a positive test result or recent contact with someone with Covid. 

Presented as part of International Women’s Day 2022

Venue: Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill
Time: 11am to 3pm
Cost: FREE
Booking essentialbook here

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