Puppet Parade through Barmouth, part 1

Part of the Puppet Carnival 19/20 September 2015 organised by St John’s Hall Gallery

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John Ruskin Visits Barmouth Puppet Carnival

On the weekend of 19/20 September 2015 St John’s Hall Gallery hosted a Puppet Carnival, which we hope will become an annual event.
Why John Ruskin?
The Guild of St George was founded by John Ruskin on the Rock in Barmouth in 1871. He wished to establish a community to promote the well being and happiness of working men and to prevent them from slipping into beggary/poverty. See: http://ift.tt/1V5Loc2 for more info.

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Progress on the Talking Head Puppet Theatre and Carnival

In St John’s Hall Gallery Barmouth work is progressing on the ‘Bran’ puppet theme. This ‘Talking Head’ motif takes the story from the Mabinogion where the severed head of the giant king of Harlech is brought back from battle in Ireland, and it continues to tell stories each night for 20 years. That gives plenty of chance for invention.

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Jasper Elgood talks about the films of Robert Bresson

Jasper Elgood will be talking on
Sept 3rd
St John’s Hall Gallery
Barmouth
at 7.30 pm

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Update: The sound recordings of the 3 talks by Jasper are available to play on the post advertising the talks here.

Sandra Goddard Talks about her art based on fabric printing


Sandra makes three dimensional objects based on printed fabric originals. She visited St John’s Hall Gallery in August.

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Rob Kenton Entertainer Visits the Gallery and talks about his work

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Jolyon Goodman Introduces us to newly published book on Curnow Vosper

Curnow Vosper painted what is probably the most famous Welsh painting. Jolyon Vosper called into St John’s Hall Gallery, Barmouth to show us the new book. Copies are available to buy in the Gallery.

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David Manford visits the gallery and talks about his art and music

In St John’s Hall Gallery Barmouth David Manford talks about his work as a musician, and its links to his music.

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David Furlong an author and therapist from Malvern visited the gallery in July

David talks about his coming book ‘Illuminating the Shadows’ which aims to illuminate our ‘shadow selves’ restoring our balance.

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Ian Prewett, Teacher and Artist talks about the Chester Puppet Parade

Working with Russell Kirk, Ian has learned a lot about making and organising large puppet festivals, similar (but much larger) than the carnival we organise in Barmouth.

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