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European Puppet & Creative Arts Ministry Festival READING

Thu Nov 1st 2012


European Puppet & Creative Arts Festival 2012 Reading
Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd November 2012

Venue: Luckley-Oakfield School, Luckley Road, Wokingham, Reading RG40 3EU

As we visit the different parts of the UK and attend some of the main Christian conferences, we have the opportunity of meeting and introducing puppetry and creative arts to people who might not have thought that they had a particular gifting in this area. Resources at the 2011 European FestivalsMany attend our training days each year where during a full day of intensive and hands-on training they leave inspired, encouraged and equipped to develop a puppetry ministry in their own church. But where do we go next?

Join us for our biggest events of the year! Our European Puppet and Creative Arts Ministry Festivals are for everyone who wants to learn how to share the gospel of Christ using their creative skills. There will be lots of practical, hands-on workshops, for the absolute beginner and plenty of classes for those who want to enhance their abilities. Led by Andy Holmes and Bob Hartman from the USA as well as a wide range of special UK guests including Richard Copsey, Messy Church, Peter Gardini, Steve & Kay Morgan-Gurr, David Hellyer. As well as our experienced regional trainers, Fiona Stutton, Peter & Dianne Hellyer, Ian Jones, David Jones, James Groves, Peter Gray, Richard Cooper, Sarah Copsey, Mary Warren, Matt Morgan and Kevin Cook! With over 50 workshops on offer throughout the weekend, we are sure you will have a fun and creative learning experience.

Return home inspired and equipped with skills and resources to use in your services, Messy Church, outreach and work in the schools and community!

One Way UK Creative ProductionsAt the European Puppet Festivals will also be our largest range of resources available for you to see, try and take back home with you, with many items on special offer. This will include loads of new products and a chance to see first-hand all the latest puppet characters from One Way UK Creative Productions.

To see photos from last year's events, click here!

Workshops at European Festival Derby 2011"Ever felt like you want to be part of the greater purposes of the Kingdom of God, by seeing Kingdom values going to the ends of the Earth? Well thanks to the One Way training weekend France has now joined the movement in using puppetry skills to share the gospel with those who don't know Christ and to train up the next generation of Christians in the power of serving others through arts.

As a missionary in the south of France I came to the One Way training weekend to learn with other hearts that are passionate about God and loving others. The team that served during the weekend were such a wonderful demonstration of this. From the detailed administrative care even before arrival at the site and throughout the weekend, the warm and amusing welcome at the carpark, the caring "dinner ladies", and patient women on the shop tills. I felt at home immediately and ready to part of a clearly professional and informative weekend with an amazing group of people. Such love and care in every detail over the whole weekend must have been a pure delight to God's heart. Thank you to all who served in full view and to all who worked so conscientiously behind the scenes. A huge thank you to those who cleared up after us all when we left.

The seminars were excellent with highly practical information, the teachers were of such quality and... wit, I laughed a lot too. I have learnt so much, every penny invested in this trip was well worth it and I believe will bear much fruit. Merci, Natasha." See more delegate feedback...

Click here to download the 2012 European Festival Leaflet.

Click here for a printable 2012 European Festival booking form.

The list below demonstrates the range of workshops we hope to offer at the 2012 Festivals. The final workshop list will be made available as soon as further details are confirmed.

- Developing a Special Puppet Character
- Getting Beyond the Silly Voice
- Ventriloquism
- Advanced Puppetry
- Learning Great Lip Sync
- Getting to Grips with Arm Rods
- Advanced Arm Rods
- Using Puppets with Musical Instruments
- Human Arm and Monohan
- Teaching 0-5’s with the Aid of Puppets
- Fab Five - Favourite Performance Songs
- Everything We Do, We Do it with Two
- Puppet Choreography (Routines)
- Puppet Choreography (Individual Steps)
- Advanced Puppet Choreography
- Little Things Make a Big Difference (Puppet Personality)
- Shadow Puppetry
- Blacklight Puppetry
- Using Human Bunraku Blacklight Puppetry
- Blacklight Puppetry Using Toobies
- Costuming Your Puppets
- Non-Verbal Puppetry
- How to make the Dog in a Bag Puppet Your Best Friend

Creative Arts:
- Basic Storytelling
- Taking a Bible Story and Making it into a 'Retelling'
- Getting Your Kids Involved through Storytelling
- Basic Skills to Gospel Illusions
- Children’s Magic is More Than Magic
- Teenagers Demand More Than Magic
- Sketch Boarding
- Creative Prayer
- Reaching and Teaching with Animal
- Action Songs for Kids
- Let’s Get Visual! Just Talking Isn't Enough
- Signing of Songs in Worship
- Messy Church Workshops
- Working with Kids in the Community
- Puppet Ministry Outreach Abroad
- Tips for Running School Assemblies

- Raising the Lid for Your Volunteers
- Recruiting and Using Teens
- Street Evangelism
- What is this thing called All-Age Worship?
- How to Put a Programme Together
- Filling the Gaps Between Songs
- Running a Kids Club
- The Purpose Driven Team
- Ministry Through YouTube
- Putting a Song Performance Together - What You Need to Do!
- Developing a Sunday Service Programme
- Where Do I Start? Starting Your Puppet Ministry
- How to Put a Puppet Musical Together
- Producing a Musical with “Fairground Distraction” Writers Q&A
- Setting up an Outreach in the Community
- Supporting & Developing Your Volunteers
- Grants for Churches (Revised and Updated)
- “Fairground Distraction” Puppet Musical Unwrapped

- Props and Staging
- Tips on Puppet Building
- TRAmp and CHAmp Product Demo
- Sound Advice
- Recording Your Own Material
- Drawing and Building Your Own Puppet Backdrops
- Basic Lighting Systems (Enhancing Your Performances)

The schedule will also feature:
- Puppet Song, Open and Skit competitions
- Ventriloquist and Solo puppetry competitions
- Lip sync competition
- International guest performances
- Spiritual challenge
- Opportunity to network with others
- Worship and fellowship
- Refreshments
- Large exhibition area with new products and many items on special offer

If you are not available during the day on Friday, you can come just to the evening showcase (from 7:15-8:45pm) to see the Fairground Distraction Musical, Andy Holmes and Gerbert and illusionist, Peter Gardini for just £5 payable on the door, no advance booking required.

For details on available accommodation in the area from just £5 per head please Click Here



INDIVIDUAL PRICES (per delegate)

  • Registration Fee £47.50

GROUP PRICES (per delegate)
Book 6 or more places to qualify.

  • Registration Fee £42.50


INDIVIDUAL PRICES (per delegate)

  • Registration Fee £31.00

GROUP PRICES (per delegate)
Book 6 or more places to qualify.

  • Registration Fee £28.00

PLEASE NOTE: All bookings will be dealt with on a 'first come first serve' basis, so please BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment.


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