Puppet from Seedling by Half a String for Go the Distance Festival



from Half a String

An online celebration of puppetry, folk and earthy D&B.

A three-part mini series, Seedling follows the adventures of a young seedling tree puppet, lured to leave the forest by a strangely empty world.

The journey played out over an episode-a-day during Seedling’s Weekend  11 -13 June 2020.

Half a String‘s new show features beautiful puppets handcrafted and performed by Peter Morton (he’s a pretty nifty puppet designer) while modern folk singer-songwriter Avi Simmons and drum & bass artist Suitman Jungle provide live music to accompany the puppet adventuring through uncharted terrain.

Puppeteer Peter Morton in A Heart at Sea

Watch again

Mini-series suitable for ages 3+

Re-watch Seedling’s adventure, be inspired by the amazing puppet design and puppetry and listen to the wonderful Avi Simmons and Suitman Jungle collaboration that forms the Seedling soundtrack.

Watch Episode One

Watch Episode Two

Watch Episode Three

Make your own tree puppet

This 45 minute workshop with Half a String’s puppet designer, Peter Morton, is suitable for ages 8-11 although younger ones can have a go with some extra help.

To make your puppet you will need a number of things, which are all listed here –  Puppet Workshop Materials List. 

Puppet Workshop

Seedling  is funded by First Art, and supported by Arts Council England and The Gulbenkian.

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