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Canada 150

Canada 150 workshop participants at James Short Memorial School

We are marking Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017, with a special puppet project, that seeks to connect people of all cultures, celebrate the land and remember our Canadian values of generosity and courage.

WP Puppet Theatre is creating a community video of a modern-day story about Canada’s new (unofficial) avian emblem – the Gray Jay.  We are inviting one hundred and fifty or more, local, national and international participants of all ages, and their puppets, to read and film the story, The Gray Jay and the Magpie by Ken Lee, one line at a time. Why? We’re celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation! One line for each year.

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Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Canada 150

Sat Oct 21, 1-3:30pm
YWCA, 320 5 Ave SE, Calgary

SOLD OUT!
(no tickets available at the door)

For Canada 150, WP Puppet Theatre is creating a community video of a modern-day story about Canada’s new (unofficial) avian emblem – the Gray Jay. In this workshop you will create your own spoon puppet who will read one line of the story, The Gray Jay and the Magpie by Ken Lee, for our video. Ages 4+ Children must participate with an adult.

Gray Jay and Avian Friends Puppet Making Workshop for Adults

Thu, October 26, 7pm-9pm
NW Calgary home studio (address released upon registration)
Tickets: $20
Eventbrite - Gray Jay and Avian Friends Puppet Making Workshop intended for Adults

Make your own paper sculpture style gray jay puppet intended for adults.

As this workshop is part of our Canada 150 project, participants will also read and video record a line from our story, specially commissioned from Ken Lee The Magpie and the Gray Jay.Everyone will be welcome at the world-premiere screening of the 150 line video on Nov 26th.

 

Check out our many puppet programs:

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SCHOOL PROGRAMS to book including performances in English and in French, residencies and workshops, professional development and a puppets on the go program ready to ship anywhere in Alberta

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS to book for festivals, camps, and events including performances, drop-by workshops, or puppets on the go.  We are also involved in many community engagement projects like Canada 150 and View from the Inside

PUPPET POWER CONFERENCE, a biennial conference that examines the power of applied puppetry

PUBLIC performances and programs that are open to the public including Puppet Pop-Up Studio, our monthly puppet making and moving workshop for family members of all ages


 

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