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Kinodrome Cinema at Folk East 2019

If you are coming to Folk East this weekend 16th – 18th August, call in at the Kinodrome cinema tent.   Lots of wonderful contemporary and archive films on show from 10 am – 10pm daily. Many of the films will be introduced by the film makers. For the full schedule, visit the Folk East …read more…

Meg’s new work at Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail 2019

Visit the W.V.S. Trail to see Meg’s two new pieces – an experiment in materials new to her. Two heads, two kinds of entanglement in the Woven Woodland. No 13 on the Trail. Swan Woman in the Brambles – bronze (made with the assistance of Jim Racine/Butley Mills) is entangled and breaking out. The piece …read more…

August Listening Walks at Snape Maltings

Weekend Listening Walks led by Meg and Mike Challis: Part of Snape Proms August 10th and 11th, and 24th and 25th led by Meg August 3rd and 4th, 17th and 18th led by Mike Focusing on your listening can be a revelatory experience, especially in an area of remarkable biodiversity such as the Alde estuary. …read more…

Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail 2019

Opens August 2nd 2019 – till Sept 8th. This year’s theme is the Woven Woodland. In response, and inspired by a newly opened area of woodland at the Raveningham Centre, Meg is preparing two new works – Swan Woman in the Brambles and The Social Climber. https://www.waveney-valley-sculpture-trail-2019/

Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail 2019

Meg’s work has been selected again to exhibit at Waveney and Blyth Arts annual sculpture trail: https://waveneyvalleysculpturetrail.com/ She’s been looking for more durable materials for her work. Inspired by seeing bronzes that incorporate natural materials made by sculptors from Butley Mills, and excited by the alchemy of Renaissance bronze casting, Meg is in the process …read more…

Broken Puppet Symposium 3 April 17th – 18th 2019

Meg’s proposal to the third Broken Puppet Symposium, at Newman University Birmingham, has been accepted. She will lead a workshop on April 18th at 11.30 am on 30 years of working with elders and puppets – the value of practical experience. Booking for the very reasonably priced Symposium is open at: https://www.newman.ac.uk/event/broken-puppet-3-international-symposium-on-puppetry-community-health-well-being-and-disability-professional-training-opportunities/  Keynote speaker is …read more…

Retrospective Exhibition

40 years of Puppet Making by Meg Amsden. Upstairs Gallery, Craftco, 40A High Street, Southwold, Suffolk. IP18 6AE 2 – 27th November 2018 – Gallery open every day apart from Wednesdays. 10 – 5, Sun 11 – 4. Closed 1 – 2 for lunch. 01502 723211 http://www.craftco.co.uk About 50 puppets from 40 years of work, …read more…

Apple Pip back on tour!

Joy Haynes (director)  and Meg Amsden (performer) have been working on a new version of Nutmeg’s much loved show Apple Pip. First performance: Saturday October 20th at 11.30 and 2.30 2018 At the Cider and Song Festival at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Iliffe Way, Stowmarket, IP14 1DE http://www.eastanglianlife.org.uk/ (read more)

Sculpture Trail at Raveningham closes Sunday 16th Sept!

Last chance tomorrow to see the WAVENEY VALLEY SCULPTURE TRAIL RAVENINGHAM FRI 17 AUG – SUN 16 SEPT 2018 The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU Open every day 10am – 5pm Meg’s new installation – Sweet Chestnut Oak and Hornbeam – can be seen at site no 15 – Six dryad masks relating to Dr Bach’s intuitive …read more…

Kinodrome at Folk East

Kinodrome tent at Folk East Festival. 16th – 19th August 2018. Programme includes kids’ cartoons 10.30 – 12 daily, and introductions to many of the films by the film-makers. Begins Thurs 16th: 7pm: Life on the Deben. Fri 17th: Noon: Fairs in the 70’s – Steve Wolfenden and Bob Edwards; 2 pm: Wildlife, rural, artists’ …read more…