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Festival Breakfasts


Running Time
60 mins

18yrs +

Tobacco Factory Theatres

Start Time

How do innovative ideas within Arts and Health affect puppetry practice and how does puppetry inform innovation in other sectors

with Elspeth Penny


How do you create a play using puppetry and music to explore a health topic such as breath and breathlessness? Writer/Director Elspeth Penny, and Bristol University anthropologist Alice Malpass, are running workshops both for people with breathlessness and those who work with breath, called ‘Write a Letter To My Breath’,  collaboration with Life of Breath Out of these letters and interviews, Elspeth Penny working with with puppeteer Chris Pirie and composer Paul Bradley will create Gasp! A performance for clinical and non-clinical settings. 


Festival Breakfasts are an opportunity to meet over coffee and croissants to discuss ideas and issues around puppetry and celebrate the people who make it happen.


Earlier Event: September 6
The Broke 'n Beat Collective
Later Event: September 7
How To Work With Puppets