Your Place Hangleton

We love to share our puppet and set making skills.

We are currently preparing for Your Place 2018 as Brighton Festival having been fortunate enough to be selected to work with YOUR PLACE 2017.

Brighton People’s Theatre and a steering group of residents in Hangleton selected us as part of an arts programme of free workshops and performances hosted in local community centres.  (If you look very closely 1m 8 seconds in, you’ll see us helping the children with their making!)

We can’t wait for May 2018!


Pinochhio Workshops Theatre Royal Brighton

Recently we held workshops making marionette puppets with children ages 8-10. Inspired by the story of Pinocchio, characters were created, clothes and props were made and narratives written. We ended with wonderful performances.

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Our Future City 2017

We’re were thrilled to be invited to work alongside Hertford Infants School Year Two as part of Our Future City initiative with Brighton and Hove. It was a wonderful project with amazing creations!

Our very own Fran Malone wrote a lovely blog explaining more about the project “Us in Space”. You can read it here!

Hertford Infants Our Future Cities week 1-12

For workshop enquiries, please drop us an email herringbonearts@gmail.com,

Thanks, Maddie & Fran X


Kind Words

“It’s a treat to work with Herringbone Arts. They have created fantastical worlds and beautiful stories allowing us to transport audiences to truly magical and whimsical places. The experiences they create will stay with participants (and me!) forever. They have a genuinely flexible, imaginative and incredibly creative approach to our collaborations and I can’t thank them enough.”  John Baldock, General Manager, Theatre Royal Brighton

“Working with Herringbone Arts is such a pleasure – they understand the complex needs of schools, teachers and children, and are able to meet those with exciting and inspirational projects.”  Bec Britain, Project Manager, Our Future City

“Herringbone Arts have partnered with Theatre Royal Brighton for 4 projects, creating fantastic creative experiences for children 3yrs+ and their families to share together; nearly 3,000 people have watched a Herringbone Arts show at Theatre Royal Brighton. The work created is beautiful, funny, thought provoking and magical; Fran and Maddie are open, responsive, full of ideas – and have the skills and determination to bring their ideas to fruition, their attention to detail is astonishing; all in all this is a joyful partnership – long may it continue!’ Jackie Alexander Area Creative Learning Manager, Theatre Royal Brighton

“It was a delight to watch the children and their parents working together so enthusiastically to solve problems and create their puppets and scenery.  The sessions were relaxed and creative and enjoyed by all. The children felt such a sense of achievement and pride sharing their artwork with their family and friends. Many thanks for inspiring such creativity.” Tracey Bowers, Assistant Head, Hertford Infants

The workshops have made such a positive impact to the children and parents. As a teacher, it has given me a good talking point to help build relationships with parents. The parents I have spoken to have said they have really enjoyed it and some were considering re-creating something similar at home.It has been lovely to hear members of the class describe what they have been creating in these sessions, speaking articulately and with great enthusiasm. The children were very excited on Mondays, a big part of that excitement was due to their parents coming into school and sharing this experience with them. What a brilliant experience!” Sarah Unsworth, Year 2 Teacher, Hertford Infants 

And from our lovely audiences…..

“I took my two boys, aged 4 and 9 to see ‘A Winter’s Trail’ with my husband and we all loved it. We had no idea it was just on the stairwells but what a magical experience! I thought the attention to detail was exquisite and the little touches like home made gingerbread men and apple cider were really wonderful. Days later, my boys are still playing with their ‘moon stones’ and talking about the show. The underlying theme to spend quality time as a family was really appreciated and has reminded us what matters most. Thank you!”

“Wonderful and original puppetry by Herringbone Arts. Both my sons (aged 2 and 6) were left wanting more! Magical and artistic.”

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