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Puppet & Creative Ministry Festival RUGBY

Friday 1st November 2019 @ 12:00 pm - Saturday 2nd November 2019 @ 5:00 pm

£26 – £44

It’s our biggest annual event! Two days packed with:

- Inspiring workshops suitable for all levels of experience
- Spectacular main stage performances to excite and encourage
- Leaders who love fellowship and investing in other’s ministries
- A huge range of creative resources on display
and so much more!

If you have a passion for sharing the Gospel,
this festival is for you...


Watch our highlights video here ➙


As we travel throughout the UK and attend some of the main Christian conferences, we have the opportunity of meeting and introducing puppetry and creative arts to people who might not have thought that they had a particular gifting in this area. Many attend our training days each year, where during a full day of intensive and hands-on training they leave inspired, encouraged and equipped to develop a puppetry ministry in their own church. But where do you go next?

Our Puppet and Creative Ministry Festival is for everyone, adults and children, who want to learn how to share the Gospel of Christ using their creative skills. With over 80 exciting workshops, three hours of spectacular main stage performances, six competitions, an enormous range of creative arts resources on display and so much more, it's going to be an incredible two days... and all of this is available from just £39 per person for the full Festival!

Click on the 'Workshops' link below to see our range of brilliant leader's presenting workshops at this year's Festival!

Be equipped to kick start or develop your ministries through an extensive range of hands-on workshops including a wide variety of basic and advanced puppetry techniques along with many more covering:

Gospel illusions, drama, comedy, amazing science object lessons, storytelling, ventriloquism, script writing, working with children and adults with learning difficulties and SEN, leadership skills, toddler groups, schools work, outreach, worship, all-age services, props, staging, sound, lighting and more!

All for both the absolute beginner and plenty of classes for those who are more experienced and keen to develop their skills further.

Return home inspired and equipped with skills and resources to use in your services, Messy Church, Open the Book sessions, outreach and work in the schools and community!

Rugby College, Technology Drive, Rugby, CV21 1AR

The team are busy bringing together the 2019 Workshop Schedule which we will be released closer to the event with the full range of brilliant workshops that will be available. Last year we had 83 workshops, covering not only new puppetry techniques but also, as requested on feedback from previous events, a wide range of children, youth and family ministry training, technical workshops and new illusion classes as well. To see the Workshop Schedule from our 2018 event >> click here <<  So if you are one of the many regular delegates at the Festival there will be plenty of brand new workshops for you to develop your skills further. If it is your first time joining the Festival, don't worry we will have a great range of basic and introductory workshops to help you get started.

➔ Basic & Advanced Puppetry
➔ Expressive Actions of the Silent Puppet
➔ Beyond Believable Movement
➔ Introduction to Choreography
➔ Transforming a Song
➔ Arm Rod Workout
➔ Keep them Awake and Breathing
➔ Human-Arm Masterclass
➔ Basic Blacklight & Toobie Choreography
➔ Creating a Show and Making It Flow
➔ Solo Puppetry
➔ Ventriloquism for Beginners
➔ Creating a Unique Voice
➔ Let's Build a Show
➔ Script Writing
➔ Ideas & Inspiration for Every Season
➔ What's Going on Back There?
➔ Learning from the Pros
➔ Creating an 'Epic Band'

➔ Improv Illusions - Five Tricks with Everyday Items
➔ Top Ten Tricks
➔ Drama Games
➔ Voice & Presentation Skills
➔ Writing Workshop
➔ Opening Up the World of Drama
➔ Basic Storytelling
➔ Turning Stories into Songs
➔ The Artist In You
➔ Using Drama in Community Outreach
➔ Never Made Anything Out of a Balloon?
➔ Using Balloons to Tell Stories
➔ Advanced Ballooning
➔ Using Science to Illustrate the Gospel
➔ Science for Every Season
➔ Whizz, Bang, Pop!
➔ Comedy Writing
➔ The Magicians Arsenal
➔ Four Tricks Using a Pack of Cards

➔ Creative Prayer
➔ FaithFull Generation
➔ Worship & Spiritual Development for Children with Complex Disabilities
➔ Releasing the Potential of All-Age Services
➔ Digital Resources for a Digital Age
➔ 101 Ways to Serve Your Local Primary School
➔ Making a Sensory Story Sack
➔ Using Lego Bricks to Explore the Bible
➔ Practical Prayer Ideas for Including Everyone
➔ Partnerships, Special Events and Dreaming Big!
➔ Sensory Faith - How God Connects with us through our Whole Bodies
➔ What Do Schools Really Want from their Local Church?
➔ Running an Awesome Kids Club
➔ Ideas for an Awesome Kids Club
➔ Under 5's Sunday Groups
➔ Under 5's Midweek Groups
➔ Using Puppets with Under 5's

The main showcase on Friday evening will see the 2019 Puppet Academy Team performing a number of brand new songs using a wide variety of puppets, techniques and creative arts, pushing the boundaries once again! We hope that this will inspire you to try out new performance ideas in your own teams. Alongside the Puppet Academy team on the Friday night and also in a second different showcase on the Saturday will be our outstanding UK and International guests bringing you a total of three hours worth of performances! Check out the full two day programme.

The Festival will also feature six competitions including: Song, Skit, Open, Ventriloquism/Solo Puppetry, the Lip Sync Challenge and a Creative Arts Competition. For full details on the competitions, guidelines and judging forms visit our competition page. Don't forget to book your place early as these competitions fill up quickly.

Not forgetting live worship at the start of each day with Shane Rootes as well as the opportunity to network with others, share ideas, find other teams that are local to you and encourage one another.

At the Puppet Festival, there will also be our largest range of resources available for you to see, try and take back home with you, with many items on special offer. This will include all of our brand new product launches as well!

Standard Ticket Prices: (for bookings after Tuesday 22nd October)
Weekend Individual- £52   |   Single Day Individual - £34   |   Weekend Group (6+) -  £47   |   Single Day Group (6+) - £31


Festival Weekend Pass (Individuals)£44.00

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Festival Weekend Pass (Group Rate 6+)£39.00

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Festival Day Pass (Individuals)£29.00

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Festival Day Pass (Group Rate 6+)£26.00

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'Make It Possible' - Gift Weekend Festival Pass£35.00

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Friday 1st November 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Saturday 2nd November 2019 @ 5:00 pm
£26 – £44
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Rugby College
Technology Drive
Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 1AR United Kingdom
01472 241068