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October 2015

Guest artist blog – Puppetry mentorship with giant builders extraordinaire ‘Festive Road’

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Jo Munton is a puppeteer, poet and performer, who has worked with many different people in many different places, from Llandrindod wells (Big Democracy National Theatre Wales) to Siberia (tour with puppet company Clogless Lobster), from Birmingham (creating a puppet animation with Cerebral Palsy Midlands) to Spain (firm favorites at Casa de los Cuentos) from Butetown, Cardiff (DeGabay, NTW) to Bangor (Blas – Pontio).

This year she applied for and received a ‘go see’ bursary to undertake  ‘mini mentorship’ with Festive Road  to  collaborate and guide her to create a bespoke giant hare for a show of ‘Melangell’ at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.  Below is a detailed account of her experience.

You can find out more about her work at www.vagabondipuppets.com

“ Sgwarnog, sgwarnog, free and wild, Rhedeg y ffwrdd, run for your life. ”

Earlier this year I gratefully received an Articulture bursary to go and design and build a new puppet with giant builders extraordinaire – Festive Road. Read More

Creative Cymru unleashed – Ar Waith Ar Daith boosts outdoor arts in Wales

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Annie from the Articulture team looks at the incredible work achieved with the recent Ar Waith Ar Daith project in Wales, and the promise of creative Cymru unleashed, and a new generation of artists working collaboratively in the great outdoors.

Following networking and opportunities arising at the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival – Articulture as a team had decided that a couple of us should go to Fira Tarrega – arguably THE best market for outdoor arts in Europe – in September this year. But as momentum gathered for the Wales Millennium Centre’s 10th Anniversary, it became clear that for anyone with even the mildest interest in outdoor arts in Wales, there could be only one place to be on SEPTEMBER 12TH 2015!

So, the Articulture team joined an audience of over 12,000 people in the Plas Roald Dahl, Cardiff Bay, for the monumental spectacle of ‘Ar Waith Ar Daith’, celebrating the 10th birthday of the Wales Millennium Centre…

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