Over the last few weeks, the Lowestoft Folk group has been mending, singing and making the most beautiful objects, to use in their shadow puppet theatre.
Sessions begin with a bit of traditional knot tying – as the children gather round to tie pieces of net together. There’s usually a song going on – often one of the ones created by our musician, Mary.
Last week, we introduced a new way of creating ‘nets’, by encouraging everyone to throw balls of wool across the room – it was great fun and some great overarm bowling techniques were observed.
Together, residents and children drew characters from the Maritime Museum story, which were then laminated and decorated with fabrics to create texture and extra shadow.
The group also looked at pictures of waves, including some by local artist Maggi Hambling, and then created their own waves, using strips of colourful tissue paper.
Artist Kate Munro brought along a variety of photos of Lowestoft fishing smacks, and children and residents together made their own boats – using acetate shapes and petri dishes.
All of these beautiful objects will be used in the shadow puppet show the group is creating and which we hope to share with family and friends at the end of the programme.
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