Category Archives: Education

Scitech training session – Thurs May 5th 2011

SciTech’s Outreach team recently had the chance to extend their puppetry skills with DNA’s Artistic Director Rachel Riggs. Rachel was delighted to be able to work with the team, who are all so talented and have a fabulous ability to … Continue reading

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Sensory Awareness Workshops

Rachel (DNA artistic director) writes : A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend a series of sensory workshops, hosted by Barking Gekko  childrens theatre company based at Subiaco Arts Centre, Perth, Western Australia. http://www.barkinggecko.com.au A whole range of … Continue reading

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Better Beginnings

Recently, Rachel went to a training day with ‘Better Beginnings’ similar to Book Start, its an initiative aimed at birth to 3 years and their families, co ordinated by the State library of Western Australia with an independent evaluation by … Continue reading

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Queenie’s success at The Waterside

I had a fantastic day yesterday (Saturday 5th March) performing The Frog Prince & Other Peculiar Tales in my hometown of Trafford. On a lovely buzzy morning Steve & I drove up from Beeston with our lovely green van which … Continue reading

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Earlyarts puppetry & music training day, Chester

In January this year Liz & Rachel ran a Professional creative training session for Earlyarts at the Grovesnor Museum, Chester, focusing on confidence building and user friendly puppet making techniques for storytelling in the early years environment. It was a great … Continue reading

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A Froggy success at The Arc

What an exhausting week for Liz Fitzgerald-Taylor!  Accompanied by hubby Steve, Liz drove her big green van packed full of froggy fun down from Beeston to Stockton ready to perform The Frog Prince & Other Peculiar Tales at the town’s … Continue reading

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A Walk In The Woods in Cleethorpes

Imaginary Leaps artist Liz spent a fantastic weekend working with children and their families at The Discovery Centre in Cleethorpes as part of The Birdhouse Theatre’s winter programme for Early Years on the 19th & 20th February. Great fun was … Continue reading

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Puppet making at Crosslee Community Primary School, Manchester

On 31st March, Sarah spent a fun filled day making puppets with the children at Crosslee School. The kids started by exploring the many different types of puppets and having a go with some examples from DNA’s extensive collection. They … Continue reading

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Hands On! Applied Puppetry Symposium at The Little Angel Theatre, London

Rachel had a fantastic time with delegates in London, discovering and exploring simple puppetry techniques for maximum confidence and communication in any early years activity or environment. The morning delegates were very quiet compared to the afternoon group who were positively … Continue reading

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Hands up Symposium on Applied Puppetry at Little Angel Theatre,London

A training session showing how puppets and objects can enable storytelling in early years settings presented by Rachel Riggs, Director of Imaginary Leaps is being held this Friday 28th January for the Littlee Angel Theatre’s Hands Up Symposium on Applied … Continue reading

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