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Pirate Workshops (with Captain Barnacle) and Puppetry Workshops

Pirate Workshops (with Captain Barnacle) and Puppetry Workshops
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Mr Brown's Pig and his plethora of costumed characters (Captain Barnacle, Sarg. Harvey Wallbanger and Sir Randolf Ramsbottom to name a few) is an established workshop leader, entertainer and puppeteer from Bristol.

With bespoke stories told from a theatrical platform (booth or table top) Chris Brown delivers unique and funny scripts whilst including key learning elements as he goes along. Making learning fun is key to his delivery.

Pirate History:

With authentic costumes and props Captain Barnacle's creative Pirate sessions include a pirate show and a Horrible Histories style workshop to include a who's who of famous pirates and highlighting the difference between fact and fictional pirate characters. Learning about life as a pirate - featuring stories, yarns and amputations as well as looking at swords, pistols, cannons, treasure, maps and more.

Workshops and visits can be tailored for older or younger children (key stages 1 and 2). The show is best performed to a large group and the workshops delivered best to classroom sizes.

Other shows and workshops:

Cabot and Brunel:

Chris is also able to offer a show centred around Bristol's heroes (Cabot, Brunel and Blackbeard) and this can be taken to schools or on board the Matthew in conjunction with classroom visits to the ship.


Puppetry workshops for schools and community groups
•Looking at different types of puppets - glove, rod, string, shadow etc.
•Discuss how they are made and how they move - materials to inspire creativity
•Think about different characters and voices
•Hints and tips for manipulation and performance
•Some basic hands-on experience
•Scenery, props and storyline
•Questions and answers to inspire speaking and listening
•and of course... lots of entertainment along the way!

Puppetry workshops for schools:
Make your own wooden spoon characters and egg box monsters.

Workshops can come as a single package or with a full puppet show as well.

Chris can show you how to make brilliant wooden spoon puppets and egg box monster puppets with easy-to-follow demonstrations. Take a look at the video clips below for a taster of what's available. Ideal for KS1 and KS2 puppetry projects.

World War II explained:

Overview of the historical events of World War II using models, soldiers and maps
•For Primary or Secondary school students, as well as for adults and educational groups
•Featuring accounts of world leaders, famous battles and campaigns
•Motives and incentives brought alive in a three-dimensional workshop.

The Battle of waterloo 1815:

This workshop presents the details of this bloody battle using over 300 hand painted soldiers, models and figures. It is a scenic representation of the tactics and manoeuvres of the battle itself with commentary. Commentaries are between 5 mins and 40 mins. Questions and answers, debate and discussion are encouraged.

This colourful presentation is ideal for schools, community groups, public and private events and can be staged inside or out. The rise and fall of Napoleon is a fascinating era of history, brought alive by a visual experience that engages, explains and entertains audiences of all ages.

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Locations: Bristol & Avon; England;
Telephone Number: 0117 963 4929
Postcode: BS3 2PU
Images: 55-5725818d2d.jpg 55-e75eb45909.jpg 55-f43509ba6c.jpg 55-066c843f76.jpg
Workshop Themes: Piracy, Puppetry, Cabot and Brunel, Waterloo, World War II
Ages (Keystages): Ages 5-7 (KS1),  Ages 7-11 (KS2)
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