CC Create a Puppet

Staff members in the Learning department have been working on a project with four European partner organisations. The project is called CC - Create a Puppet, Create Yourself and the following organisations are involved:

Teatr Grodzki, based in Bielsko-Biała, Poland

Youth Centre Babilonas, based in Vilnius, Lithuania

CSC DANILO DOLCI, based in Palermo, Italy

KNOW AND CAN ASSOCIATION, based in Sofia, Bulgaria


This project has been funded by Erasmus+ and aims to develop, test and widely disseminate an innovative methodology based on creative approaches in adult education. The creative approach which is being focused on is puppetry and specifically the making of and manipulation of paper puppets.

Each partner organisation has undertaken training in how to create paper puppets and how to work with groups of adults to teach them the process. Staff members have also been trained in how to teach the manipulation of the paper puppets in order to rehearse and create a performance.


Each organisation has now completed a series of pilot workshops which tested the methodology. The Citizens Theatre worked with:

  • Bridging the Gap
  • Phoenix Futures
  • 218 Women’s Service (part of Turning Point Scotland)
  • Scottish Prison Service - HM Prison Low Moss
  • SCRN (South Community Recovery Network)


A new publication has been created which explores and presents the methodology of this project. There will be further publications created in the coming months, all of which can be downloaded from the eResources page of the CC online platform here.


The project will continue to run during 2019. There will be a conference taking place in summer 2019 which will be open to anyone who works with vulnerable or socially excluded adults. This conference will be a one-day event held in Glasgow. Delegates will learn how to make and manipulate a paper puppet and there will also be group discussions and presentations.

There are two dates to choose from:

Monday 20th May 2019

Tuesday 11th June 2019

More details about the event are available here.


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