Families from Liberty School, Mitcham outside the Snuff Mill at Morden Hall Park with the puppets they made as part of the National Trust’s London Voices project. Thankyou to all the families for being so creative and so enthusiastic.
I have just finished a big project working with families from Liberty School in Mitcham and the National Trust at Morden Hall Park. Over 6 weeks everyone – adults and children – built up a file of exciting textures, printed textiles etc., then used them to create some really vibrant puppets. The puppets all have names and some very strong characters, and their creators imagined how they would have interacted with real-life people in the park’s history. I specially like ‘The King’ who had a stand-up argument with William Morris, and Molly Munchkin who has a special pocket on the front of her dress for all the things she collects. There will be in an exhibition of the work at the Snuff Mill at the park in May.