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Puppets book out libraries and enter our schools!

By PuppetOOdle 5 July 2011 6

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PuppetOOdle, Canberra’s latest puppet-business, has booked out the latest round of school holiday programs at ACT libraries in almost 24hours!

PuppetOOdle will present puppet shows and ‘make your own puppet’ workshops at Belconnen Library ACT – 12 July, 2pm and Kingston Library ACT – 21 July, 2pm. Although programs are booked out – please check the bookings pages regularly in case of cancellations.

Local artist, musician and puppeteer/puppet-maker, Marianne Mettes, has had an incredible year so far. After launching her puppet business “PuppetOOdle”, Marianne has been busy entertaining children at Puppet Parties, Library Holiday programs and now, she’ll be bringing her furry friends into our local schools!

Armed with glue, googly eyes and a bucket-full of passion, Marianne will be an ‘Artist in Residence’ working at Isabella Plains Early Childhood School to create an exciting puppet-filled third term which will focus on “Communication through Puppetry”.

During her program, Marianne will not only explore puppet-making, manipulating and performance with students, but also use puppetry as a way to teach better communication and creative thinking. Marianne also aims to involve the community and leave teachers and parents with valuable skills and methods of teaching, connecting with children and strengthening and building relationships in a new and creative ways.

PuppetOOdle is also available for kids parties contact Marianne ( and quote ‘riotact’ for a special discount!

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poetix 1:23 pm 16 Feb 12

Does anyone else think that all the puppets in the circle look terrified? I hope you’re using gentle training techniques, Marianne!

Gungahlin Al 1:21 pm 16 Feb 12

Puppetoodle: highly recommended for kids’ birthday parties!

PuppetOOdle 12:44 pm 16 Feb 12

Shameless plug: I’ve just opened own online puppet shop ( for those who want to ‘adopt’ their own little PuppetOOdle!

JessP 9:26 am 06 Jul 11

And I thought all the puppets in Canberra were contained in parliament house! This sounds like much more fun!

Thumper 7:58 pm 05 Jul 11

Fabulous Marianne, just excellent 🙂

Marianne 4:50 pm 05 Jul 11

Awesome photo by Mary Luckhurst:

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