Get acquainted with the Asian traditions and legends around the ancient art of shadow puppetry.
Working with Eastside Educational Trust artist Lori Hopkins, children will have the opportunity to design and make their own puppets, explore storytelling and share their own stories in short performances which will bring the puppets to life. Lori Hopkins is a professional puppeteer and performer based in London.
There will be two one-hour sessions. The first session starting at 14.00 will be for age group 6-9, and the second session starting at 15.30 will be for age group 10-14.
Shadow puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat articulated cut-out figures held between a source of light and a translucent screen. Various effects can be achieved by moving both the puppets and the light source. A talented puppeteer can make the figures appear to walk, dance, fight, nod and laugh.
Shadow puppetry has a long history in Southeast Asia; especially in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia. It is also considered as an ancient art in other countries of Asia including China, India and Nepal.
General: £15, Concessions: £10, Asia House Arts Members: £7.50 (each ticket is valid for one adult and one child)
Asia House Arts Members need to enter their unique membership number when booking online. This can be found on the back of your membership card. Please call 0207 307 5454 if you experience any issues booking tickets.