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Raven Kaliana

Raven Kaliana, freelance puppet maker, puppeteer, and workshop leader, also directs puppet-based plays and films for Puppet (R)Evolution.  In 2010, her company was awarded an artistic residency at Battersea Arts Centre through the Puppet Centre Trust.  She produced Hooray for Hollywood, a puppet play concerning human trafficking, which toured to theatres and festivals in France, Poland and the UK.  The film adaptation of Hooray for Hollywood, produced through Outspiral has screened in Switzerland,  Kazakhstan, Denmark, Israel, Japan, the UK, and America. Presentations of the film have included events at United Nations in Geneva, Commission on the Status of Women in New York, London Assembly, Oxford University, New York University, and University of Puerto Rico, and it aired on Danish national television.  She co-produced and directed Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress, a short film, and is producing a new play and workshop project, Love vs Trauma with the support of Little Angel Theatre.  Her work has been included in documentaries, including No Strings Attached, Stories of Healing, and a TV documentary in development. She's been interviewed in the Guardian, New York Times, and on BBC Woman's Hour.  She holds an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.  She first fell in love with the art of puppetry working at Folkmanis Puppets.



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Maple Cafe Studio, Brighton BN1 3TN, United Kingdom  (at Seven Dials)

29th October, from 11 am - 1:30 pm

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Need a simple moveable character to complete your plans for Halloween?

Quickly construct a small creature or human character in a couple of hours using needle felting - no sewing skills necessary.  The puppets make great handmade gifts, and are perfect for storytelling, entertaining young people, or just keeping you company at your desk.  Colourful, quick, and easy to learn.  After the workshop, it is easy to make more puppets or soft toys, or use the felting technique for scarves, textile appliques, or haberdashery.

Includes basic supplies, but feel free to bring your own trims, costume elements, or decorations specific to your character.  For adults - sorry, no children due to the technique used. 

Workshop leader Raven Kaliana has worked as a professional puppet maker since 2008. 

To register directly with Raven for the £30 rate, email puppetrev (at)

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Please note that registration through Eventbrite is higher as it includes their service fee and credit card fees.