Thursday 20th August, 10.30am
Puppetry Workshop for 7-11 years
Alex is going to Prague in the Czech Republic to explore the story of the famous Golem of Prague – the monster made of clay to defend the people of the ghetto. Discover the secret of breathing life into inanimate objects by puppeteering objects around your house! But watch out, sometimes they take on a life of their own…
All workshops take place on Zoom – a free-to-use online platform. Participants are also invited to source household objects to join in, varying from pots and pans to sticks and leaves.
- Some playdough – if you don’t have any in your house, here is a recipe to make your own
- Butter knife, chopstick or pencil for marking the dough
- A plastic bag
- 3-5 cleanable (non-furry) toys: action figures, dolls, Lego are all good
- Some building blocks: any material
- A (safe, non-sharp) kitchen utensil of your choice. The weirder the better!
Places are £6, and participants will receive an activity pack following the workshop containing the stamp to copy into their own Polka Passport, as well as other creative activities to continue with after the workshop. To book your child’s space and find out more, click here.
Booking for workshops usually closes at 4pm the day before so be sure to book in time.
What is Passport to Polka?
As part of its continued online offering Polka Theatre, the leading Wimbledon-based children’s theatre, presents Passport to Polka: exploring stories from around the world. The series of six interactive workshops take place over the summer school holidays, and will visit India, Japan, Russia, Norway, Czech Republic and Indonesia. They cater for ages 3-11, and cover drama, storytelling, puppetry, music and dance, led by Polka’s brilliant team of drama practitioners.