Good News from Planet Munch – It’s time to groove in the Roots.
With plenty of doom and gloom in the press we are delighted to announce some good news and opportunities for 2023.
We are so pleased and relieved to let you know we have secured funding from Arts Council England to tour Savour the Flavour, musical puppet show to Libraries and Schools across Hertfordshire.
It took two failed attempts before, after a few tweaks here and there, our bid was successful. If you are working on an ACE application, take heart from this, you never know one day it might just come in.
Thank you so much to those of you out there who have supported us on our journey so far.
Story so far..
Musical puppet show to tour to Hertfordshire Libraries generously supported using public funding from Arts Council England
Nysa Projects Presents – Savour the Flavour
Where every mealtime is a song and a dance!
Welcome to a world of beatboxing greens, hula-hooping fruit, and the colourful residents of the Five-a-Day Jazz Club and Pulse dance studio. Featuring life-size puppets, an original soundtrack and loads of audience participation, Planet Munch is a delicious blend of playful musical theatre and inventive storytelling, with a healthy message about eating well and living together at its core. Created for children of primary school age, Planet Munch is a flavoursome puppetry treat for the whole family.
Find out more at our YouTube channel
We have the following three opportunities to work with us at Nysa Projects and join the Planet Munch Team in a freelance capacity
- Call for puppeteers
Puppeteers sought to join Planet Munch – Savour the Flavour – Musical Puppet Show, featuring large scale hand puppets.
Working along-side existing team, puppeteers will be asked to take on multiple roles and must be available to complete 4 days rehearsal and shadowing.
In addition to puppetry skills, actors need to be able to sing and be happy to help facilitate lead-in art workshop and after show puppet meet and greet sessions.
This is a paid opportunity funded by Arts Council England and ideal for emerging puppeteers and actors looking to develop puppetry skills.
All team members help with get ins and outs so you must be willing and available to assist.
Candidates need to be available on the following dates:
Must be available to shadow or perform week of May 29th – 2nd of June
Some flexibility on the following
Preferred audition dates – 17th or 18th of April times and venue tbc
Various dates in May tbc
Deadline for application is Monday the 13th of March
Rehearsal rate – £120 per day (short days)
Interest in devising and creative children’s theatre making
A strong singing voice.
Puppetry experience/passion for puppetry
Able to perform a demanding show.
Desirable – Driving license – Current DBR
- Social Media Support
Help needed to support online social media campaign to promote the show and help share/develop fun and exciting shorts featuring the puppets.
You will work closely with the team to identify themes, messaging and schedule releases. A wealth of content is available with more to produce throughout this live period of production. We have small of team of creatives and this role involves working closely with our Editor and Producer/Director.
There’s room for ideas , creativity and fun. If you are interested please get in touch, details at the end of page.
Social Media Support essential:
Knowledge and experience of Insta, TikTok, YouTube (incl. shorts) and Facebook
Ability to schedule
Design ideas and ability to work with others to develop concepts
Available throughout April and May
Rates – an initial budget of 20 hours @ £20’s with potential to extend after initial period.
Deadline for application is Monday the 13th of March
Opportunity open to anyone regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. Please let us know of any access requirements.
Please send a CV/links, covering letter outlining skills & experience and why this work interests you. Audio file or video pitch accepted instead of covering letter.
Please include a link to your work, where possible, to email@example.com by end of day Friday the 13th of March
Look forward to hearing from you – Thanks!
- Call for Primary School – Free performance and lead in workshops
We are looking for a school to work with to give us feedback on our educational resources and workshop content.
Schools can choose from workshops in drama, scriptwriting, music, bhangra dancing, circus skills or puppet creation and puppetry delivered by our team of artists expert in each artform offered. The workshops are followed up by a school performance perfect for key stage 1 & 2, they could even bring their grown-ups.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info..
WHAT AUDIENCES HAVE TO SAY ABOUT PLANET MUNCH
Thank you for coming to our school and showing us the puppets. I loved the dancing and singing but what I mostly enjoyed was meeting all those different puppets.
My favourite part is all the teamwork and friendship to help each other and that is what friends are for. This is the best puppet show I have ever seen.
I appreciate your coming on to our school and teaching us more about our 5-a-Day and to eat more healthy. I’m very happy because that was my first puppet show ever!!!
Their grown ups.
Brilliant, very funny especially Chick Pea!!
Such a fun and inspiring show! The kids really enjoyed it and are already asking for veg for dinner. Great show.
So fantastic to watch, so colourful, funny, clever and the puppets were beautiful – so pleased we came to watch – more please!!
About Nysa Projects
A Hertfordshire based arts company experienced in participatory practice, working with artists across artforms to create fun and engaging project content to inspire creativity.
Either leading projects or in collaboration, Nysa develops content to uplift communities and engage diverse audiences.
The team of socially engaged artists work together to create engaging and innovative creative content that helps to ensure quality creative engagement is available to all and harnesses the power of art as a catalyst for change.
Nysa specializes in the creative production of projects and programmes of community engagement with expertise in the following sectors: art in health and education, outdoor, site-specific, public art and immersive theatre all underpinned by a strong learning and participatory ethos.
Nysa support multiple partners to deliver great work bringing a wealth of experience and skills covering, design and creation, funding applications, arts admin/strategy, community engagement, creative programmes, workshops, CPD, digital content creation, immersive experiences, mentoring and events.
Partners/Clients: GoSH UCL Institute of Child Health, Hertfordshire Libraries, Making of Black Britain, Hertfordshire CC, Watford BC, Watford Museum, Dacorum Healthy Hub, Royal Brompton, Ordovas Gallery, Tate Modern, Junction 7 Creatives, Beds Uni, UCL Business, Bridgewater Quayside Festival, Herts Cultural Education Partnership, Herts Growth Hub, Departure Lounge Gallery, Broadway Gallery, West London Zone, Camden Council