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Feast! Puppetry Workshops

Date Created: 23rd May 2022

Feast! A Queen's Jubilee Project supported by Artswork and City Catering for schools in Southampton

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We have teamed up with school meals charity City Catering to offer Southampton schools a series of exciting and engaging events to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, based around the themes of food, creativity and celebration.

To accompany two special Jubilee-themed school lunches from City Catering, we have worked with Touched Theatre to produce a unique puppetry workshop that schools can access online and use to stage performances with their pupils. Co-created with Mount Pleasant Junior School, the collection of video and PDF resources below will enable children to explore how different communities around the world use food and creativity to mark special occasions, reflecting the role that they have played through the Queen’s reign.

The workshop has been split up into four short videos, along with accompanying PDF documents, taking you through the steps to make two different types of puppet, and stage brilliant performances.

Video playlist: Access the full playlist below or on Artswork’s YouTube channel here

Download accompanying PDF resources:

Feast! Part 1 Introduction

Feast! Part 2 Making a soft toy puppet

Feast! Part 3 Making a sock puppet

Feast! Part 4 Making puppet stories

As well as providing two different meal options to schools in Southampton, City Catering have also produced a wonderful activity pack and a free recipe booklet of tasty recipes and party food for the upcoming celebrations. These can be found on City Catering’s website here

We’d love to see any videos you create, or photos that you take during your performances! Being able to see and share how schools are using our work enables Artswork to keep making more exciting creative content. Please send any pictures or video to us via

We’ll be spotlighting some of the puppets created on Artswork’s website and social media channels, so please make sure appropriate permissions are in place. If you have any questions about this, please email

City Catering Southampton and Artswork have been awarded £8,705 from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) – ensuring that creativity plays an important role in local community celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Made possible thanks to National Lottery players and administered by UK Community Foundations on behalf of the Arts Council, the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will support a huge range of projects throughout England. 44 community foundations have been awarding grants across the country.

City Catering, Artswork and Jubilee Fund logos


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