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Past Events
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The Guild hosts in-person and online events and it's a great way of meeting, connecting and networking with others who have a passion for Puppetry & Model Theatre.

Q & A evening with
Ronnie Le Drew.
12 July 2024 at 7.30pm.

A members only event in the company of renowned puppeteer and Guild President Ronnie Le Drew. It was a golden opportunity to meet and ask questions to this legend in the world of puppetry. 

Ronnie has worked on so many films and has been a regular tutor at the Little Angel Theatre in London.

Beverley Puppet Festival. July 12 to 14 2024

We are delighted to announce that The 11th Beverley Puppet Festival went ahead despite the weather. The event was made possible thanks to Arts Council England, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Beverley Town Council and Visit Hull & East Yorkshire. Guild member Anna Ingleby played a huge part in the organising of the event again this year. The next festival will be in 2026. The Guild were present at this year's event and their stall contained an assortment of goodies to suit everyone.

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UK Vent Convention
14 June 2024
Milton Keynes

Although not a Guild event, it was a well attended event in Milton Keynes. Click here for some photos taken on the day.

Covent Garden May Fayre. Sunday 12 May 2024

The Annual Puppet Festival organised by Alternative Arts, draws puppeteers from all over the UK to entertain families through amusing puppet shows. St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London was alive with performers and public alike this year. The weather didn't let us down either as the sun shone all day, many people resorted to using umbrellas to shade themselves from the scorching heat. Make a note in your diary for next years event Sunday May 11th 2025. 


A Guild Online Training & Development Workshop

“Starting out in puppetry… a career!” was aimed at anyone who was looking to develop their work or hobby into a profession or for anyone already professional looking for tips and guidance from experts across the breadth of puppetry. Five speakers gave an insight into their careers and any challenges they have overcome and answered questions about their experiences. Whether you wanted to be a TV puppeteer or puppet maker, have your own glove or Punch and Judy show, or even tour your show abroad you were able to gain valuable knowledge from the best! Sunday 24th March, 10.30am till 4pm.

2024 Annual Guild Lunch
in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Although a little later than usual a large group of members gathered in Banbury, Oxfordshire on Saturday March 16 for the Guild's annual lunch. The venue was the historic 17th century Whately Hall Hotel in Banbury. Situated in a central location for our members, we all enjoyed a splendid 3 course meal followed by entertainment from some of our members. Photos

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A fantastic time was had by everyone who attended the Guild Training Workshop at the MAC in Birmingham.

Halloween Social & Puppet Slam. October 27 at 8pm on zoom.

The online Guild event was a complete success. We were entertained with some videos that the members had sent in based on the Halloween theme. Some members even wore fancy dress.

Puppet Barge event on the Thames at Abingdon

Held on August 6 2023 

Due to the uncertainty of the weather, the picnic lunch was cancelled, but a private marionette performance for Guild members only went ahead as planned. On August 13th the Barge will make its way back to Richmond, and on August 20th they re-open with ‘The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.’


Puppet Barge
Alternative Arts Event
Max Fulham
Covent Garden May Fayre
14 May 2023

The May Fayre 2023 celebrated the 361st Anniversary of Mr. Punch and the 48th Annual event. Punch & Judy Professors and Puppeteers from all over the country and abroad gathered to perform in the Garden of St Paul’s Church near the spot where Samuel Pepys first recorded sighting Mr Punch in May 1662. Guild member Max Fulham came to visit us at the Guild Stand.

Take a look at some of the photos captured on the day here.

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