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Busy summer

2016 has been another busy summer for me doing Punch and Judy. Plans are well on the way for the 7th Bi-annual Skipton International Puppet Festival 2017. Keep watching for more infomation.

Added by Harold Hoggarth on September 3, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

A new Clown Festival in Danmark.

This year we went to Svendborg's Clown Festival and to a new one in Holbaek. Here is the link:

A very nice and very well organised Festival, worth of participating.

The Festival in Svendborg is also a great Clown Festival.

Hope to see you in both Festivals next year.

Added by Augusto on October 2, 2012 at 8:44am — 1 Comment

Clown Festival

Tere is an international Clown Festival in Sveneborg, Danmark next week.

The link is:

Try to come if you can. My group and I will be there.


Added by Augusto on May 20, 2011 at 8:46pm — 4 Comments

Commedia Gillet's 15th aniversary

We celebrated 15 years of work with three performances in one afternoon: "Virvla" a puppet performance, "The Horrible Dragon" a mask Commedia performance and "The Seed" a clown play. We had many people comming and it was a great succes, more than I expected. We could show then the 3 kinds of work we do. I have posted some pictures on this performances here in Maskverkstad.

Added by Augusto on October 29, 2010 at 3:06am — No Comments

Masque Album

New mask album for perusal. Larry Hunt---Masque

Added by Larry Hunt on October 27, 2010 at 1:20pm — No Comments

`The return of the Sun` ; The diaries of artist Charles Dively edited and presented by Jonathan Hayter

The Return of the Sun (copyright J.Hayter, C Dively 2010)

In late 2009 distinguished Cornish artist Charles Dively asked me if I would be kind enough to look at his work. Charles had been a remote figure in the Cornish art scene - he had…


Added by jonathan hayter on February 6, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments



Over the years of developing his practice Jonathan Hayter has worked with a number of artists and performers , including musicians and other puppeteers . All of these working relationships have shaped and been distilled into the work he has on offer here as a solo performer;The performances combine multimedia techniques with the ancient art of shadow puppetry…


In 1999 Musician Jim Mortimore composed a… Continue

Added by jonathan hayter on January 1, 2010 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Commedia Gillet's 2009

We have had a lot of problems selling our performances but we had a good year nevertheless.

We participated in a mask festival in Danmark with our play "Fröet" and had a great time meeting other people working with masks and seeing their work. We lost one member but got a new one directly. At the moment we have 3 plays and several projects for 2010. One of them is organising a puppetry workshop for children, another project is our big Festival in october celebrating our 25 years of… Continue

Added by Augusto on December 19, 2009 at 9:23am — No Comments

3rd International Skipton Puppet Festival 2009

The Festival Box office will be open from Monday 17th August you can contact the Box office on +447851373087 or by email
The Box office will be open Monday to Saturday (Closed Tuesday) 12noon to 4.00pm Monday AND Friday 5.00pm to 7.30pm
Book early to avoid disappointment

Hope to see you there come and say hello to me at the Ferstival Office


Added by Harold Hoggarth on August 15, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Skipton Puppet Festival 2009

Preperations for the third Skipton Puppet Festival are well on their way. with over 80 performances booked. with acts from Russia, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Belgium and France, as well as the UK already booked.

The Festival takes place in the delightful North Yorkshire Market Town of Skipton from Friday 25th September to Sunday 27th September.

Although this is only the third Skipton Festival it has become a NOT TO BE MISSED event the the puppeteers diary

Full… Continue

Added by Harold Hoggarth on June 13, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments



When two thieving chancers dip their fingers into a pensioner's handbag they are plunged into a surreal world of bingo, exotic dancing and chiropody. Last year's sell-out mask company return with all new family farce! showing at the Edinburgh fringe festivel, August 2008!

Quaker meeting house (VENUE 40)

11th-16th August (4:30pm)

£7 (£5…

Added by Charles Ash on August 1, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Mask Books


(Puppetry and clown books comming soon)

<u>Mask theori</u>

- The Moving Body. Jacques Lecoq. London, 2000.

- La Commedia dell’Arte a Travers les Masques de Amleto et Donato Sartori. Padova, 1982.

- Rito e Mito della Maschera. Paola Piizzi. Firenze, 1987.

- Le Origini del Teatro Italiano. Paolo Toschi. Torino, 1976.

- Masks of the Spirit. Roberta H. Markman and Peter T. Markman.…


Added by Augusto on November 1, 2007 at 11:31pm — No Comments

How to create a mask character

There are many ways of finding the mask character but for me it’s all about 5 things:…


Added by Augusto on October 28, 2007 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Archive of British Puppeteers

Just recently I met with a young man, Ian Denny, who is putting together an archive of British Puppeteers.
I found it fascinating and it is a real work of art. He is adding to it all the time and I have been included
in it. I feel honoured to have been included with so many great puppeteers. If you wish to see some history over the past 150 years see

Regards to all members.

Added by john dudley on September 25, 2007 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

Skipton Puppet Festival

Skipton International Puppet Festival is less than a week away 20th - 23rd September 2007 if you are attending please make your self know to me i will me running the Box office at Skipton Town Hall Venue

Tickets are still available please phone 00447904707842 or email

Tickets at the last festival sold out in advance, so book early.…


Added by Harold Hoggarth on September 16, 2007 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Masks, Puppets and Clown festivals (feel free to add more)




Added by Augusto on August 5, 2007 at 10:49am — No Comments


Last week I was working in Romania in the hottest its been there since 1963. This week I am back in England to the wettest since 1756. Not very helpful as I work such a lot out doors. but so far i have managed ok. Has the weather affected any one else this summer?

Added by Harold Hoggarth on July 26, 2007 at 10:48pm — 1 Comment

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