Arts & Employability


Steve Wright of Routes Puppets will deliver two masterclass sessions for graduates and young people as part of Skipton International Puppet Festival 2019. The sessions are designed to encourage and inspire tomorrows creative professionals to succeed in the arts.

Steve is a Dragon’s Den survivor, Director of puppetry for Billy Elliot the Musical in the West End and on Broadway, and has been recognised by the Queen as a UK pioneer. He has continued to innovate through this unique art form, his street theatre acts, stand up comedy and youth engagement presentations are consistently rated as outstanding.


Masterclass focus

- What does it take to succeed in the Arts?

- What are the best ways to set up, survive and thrive?

The session will cover insights and advice on funding, networking, volunteering and employability, presented alongside a puppetry workshop, interactive debate and stalls presenting local arts opportunities and information.

Where and when?

Friday 4th October 2019  @ The Hub - Skipton Town Hall


        10.00am - 12.30pm   and    1.00pm -   3.30pm

Places limited - register early!

To register please contact:


Skipton International Puppet Festival