10am-4pm 25 May (Sat)
Ages 18+

Green Ginger’s Artistic Director Chris Pirie is running this workshop at Puppet Place in Bristol. Trash-Hack is an exploration into re-purposing industrial and domestic junk to create and animate instant puppet creations and is suitable for any level of experience. Be prepared to stretch your imagination, dare to fail, pull it apart and build another. Trash Hack is great for anyone wishing to gain confidence or new perspectives in accessing puppetry and making it part of their skillset.  

It is ideal for anyone running workshops, teaching lessons or leading rehearsal or research activities with a limited budget.
All workshop materials will be provided.
Chris teaches puppetry at Bath Spa University and co-produces Bristol Festival of Puppetry. He works as a design, fabrication and performance consultant with arts organisations including Aardman, Welsh National Opera, Tobacco Factory Theatres and Bristol Old Vic.



Green Ginger offers puppetry training to increase accessibility and up-skill the theatre industry. The company’s experienced artists can deliver design and performance surgeries to suit all levels from enthusiastic novice to established practitioner. Company members are available to train up performers and crew in productions that require an experienced hand to guide them in performance or fabrication techniques. Whatever the scale of your needs or ambition, from a puppet build that has hit a snag, to a large scale opera requiring a long-term relationship, get in touch with us here.


In 2010 Green Ginger created Toast in the Machine, a Leverhulme-funded CPD and mentoring programme for emerging artists with a commitment to puppetry within their craft. The company also teaches and mentors at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Bath Spa University. Its members are experienced in the provision of content to all, regardless of physical limitation or additional needs.

GREEN GINGER can supply training and expertise in:

Performance Technique * Projections * Object Manipulation * Design and Fabrication

Prototyping * Writing, Direction & Dramaturgy * Lighting Puppetry

Materials * Junk Puppetry & Re-Purposing * Street & Outdoor Work