Bridging the Gap


Puppets dress up in their finest!

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Apr 2018

Puppets dress up in their finest!

Over the five weeks we’ve been present at Bridging the Gap, the puppets have grown to be very much part of the ‘drop in’. Even those people who hadn’t taken part were intrigued by them. I think our final invasion of the kitchen brought the whole project together. It wasn’t perfect in terms of manipulation of the puppets, not everybody created the puppet they ended...

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The puppet explores the map.

23

Apr 2018

Bridging the Gap – the puppets cause chaos in the kitchen!

By: Neil Packham (Citizens Theatre) We returned to Bridging the Gap for sessions 4 and 5. Kris and Chris (volunteers at Bridging the Gap) had come up with the idea of creating a short film, where the puppets would be shown exploring the environment of the ‘drop in’, the children’s play area, the tables that are maps of the world and the kitchen; the heart...

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The basic materials before the puppets were created.

23

Apr 2018

Puppet Making with Bridging the Gap

Paper and string invades Bridging The Gap! (by Neil Packham, Citizens Theatre) We arrived at Bridging the Gap, loaded with our materials ‘brown paper and string’. We know the environment well – the glorious chaotic environment of the Thursday ‘drop in’, where local Glaswegian people mix, talk, help and cook with refugees and people who are seeking asylum. Despite the difficult situation of many of...

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