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Event Type: Talk

Puppetry, Disability and Health

Puppetry has always been a part of cultural wellbeing. Its rich use of the fine and dramatic arts has created fantastic possibilities for professionals working in disability arts and healthcare. The craft of puppetry is particularly effective in facilitating communication and increased participation in fields such as autism, dementia care and mental health.

Speakers include: Corina Duyn, Karrie Marshall

Corina Duyn is an author, blogger and artist whose work is greatly influenced by nature and experiences with illness. The engagement of people with disabilities with puppets, not only as a form of therapy, but, as creators and artists in their own right is something that can be transformative.

Karrie Marshall has a background in nursing and counselling. She managed a care home for people with profound and complex needs and worked as a lecturer in health and social care at Inverness College. Karrie first used puppetry in care in the 1980’s and runs Zenwing Puppets with her partner Chris King.

This talk is free but please book your ticket in advance.

Hosted by Nottingham Trent University who celebrate their 175th anniversary year in 2018, this is part of a series of specialist talks focusing on puppetry’s use and practice in a variety of fields, both within the creative sector and beyond. Through these talks we hope to create a greater advocacy and understanding of the richness of puppetry as a discipline and its ability to connect people and communities.

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Access features:

  • FREE
  • Hearing Loop Installed
  • Sign Language Interpreted
  • Wheelchair Access


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