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PuppetShip CIC

Bringing creative workshops and performances into schools and community spaces in North East England.


Puppetry for Wellbeing.



Puppet Gallery


Bede's World Men's Shed


Click here for Bede's World Medieval boat project


Sister Winifred



Gateshead Skiff launched 04032015


The historic Northumbrian Sailing Coble Joan Dixon, click on photo for link to Joan Dixon Gallery.



Byker Boat is launched...please click on Latest for more photos or to join. https://www.facebook.com/HFSRowing





Winter Wonderings is a delightful mix of music, puppetry and storytelling produced in partnership with the Sage Gateshead

see Puppet Gallery for more.


The ApprenticeSHIP Project

PuppetShip presents a range of maritime themed workshops for schools



AppSHIP3 sailing in Blyth harbour, July 2010

-see The ApprenticeSHIP Project for more.

Puppetry Pie

The holistic approach to creativity within the early years setting.


Bread Puppets

- creativity that's good enough to eat! -see Latest for more.


Our vision is to create a floating home for puppetry and the maritime arts onboard a small ship based in the North East of England.

You may be thinking Boats & Puppets- how on earth do they go together?

Well, here at PuppetShip CIC, we see puppetry and the marine crafts as being creative activities which enliven our world, removing the boundaries from learning while empowering children and families to pick up the materials at hand and get creative.


Our goal of creating a floating home for creativity is progressing rapidly with the addition of the The ApprenticeSHIP Project our dream ship seems ever more a reality (even if we have to build it ourselves).


Our business plan has progressed greatly from the initial plans for the conversion of a barge (2004-7,) to a fitted-out small ship (2007-8) and finally towards the plans for creation of a tall ship (2008-2009),


Here is an image of our barge conversion plans in 2007, while none of these stages have so far been successful in creating a PuppetShip, the lessons we learn from each attempt inform the next. We now bring six years of project development, towards building the sustainability our new vision- to create a floating home for Puppetry and creativity in the North East.


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This is a visualisation of what the PuppetShip could look like

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