Puppet & Creative Ministry Festival 2020
Friday 30th October 2020 @ 12:00 pm - Saturday 31st October 2020 @ 5:00 pm£29 – £49
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!
Searching for engaging and creative ways of sharing the Gospel?
Then our festival is for you...
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 £44 per person for the full 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 already busy working on the 2020 Festival workshop schedule! Whilst we can't reveal specifics just yet we can say that it will feature approximately 80 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. So if you are one of the many regular delegates at the Festival there are 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 have a great range of basic and introductory workshops to help you get started.
The main showcase on Friday evening will see the 2020 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 20th October)
Weekend Individual- £57 | Single Day Individual - £38 | Weekend Group (6+) - £52 | Single Day Group (6+) - £34
Can you sponsor someone to attend the Festival?
Thank you to everyone who generously donated to the 2019 'Make It Possible' fund, an incredible 12 places were gifted, all of these went to successful applicants enabling 12 people to attend the Festival who would have otherwise been unable to attend!
At One Way UK we are incredibly passionate about our ministry and providing resources and training to as many people as possible. We keep our resources and training as best value as we can to ensure it is accessible and we work hard to keep our Festival tickets affordable. We would love to see a full venue with hundreds of people being inspired, encouraged and equipped!
However, we also appreciate that puppet team members may have to fund their own places in order to attend the Festival. Each year we hear of those who are unable to come for financial reasons, but have a passion and enthusiasm to develop their skills and ministry further. So what can we do?
As much as we want to, One Way UK sadly can't afford to give out free places but we hope that others may be able to help. This is why we have established the "Make It Possible" fund. This is our way of matching up people's kindness and generosity with the need that is out there. We have set up a new ticket that can be purchased by itself or alongside a normal Festival booking. This acts as a gift into the 'Make It Possible' fund. One gifted ticket = one full weekend pass made available. Want to contribute but can't manage the full £38? We have now made it possible to donate smaller contributions to the fund too. Simply >>click here<< to be taken to the separate donation page where you can gift from £5 to the full ticket price into the fund.
It is clearly important that we are good stewards of this fund, so there will be a separate application process (click the link on the left complete the online form) for those who are applying for the gifted passes. If you decide to gift a ticket, whilst we cannot pass on any information of the person who has been granted the support we can act as a 'middle-man' to pass on any encouragement or thanks either way.
Will you prayerfully consider if this fund and the individuals who apply is something that you can invest into? In the unlikely situation that the fund exceeds the demand, the fund will simply roll onto the following year. Our promise is that all tickets gifted will always be awarded to a successful applicant.