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As Pleased as Punch - Punch and Judy 350 anniversary

Glyn Edwards

Not by chance is the first photograph of Mr. Punch a Victorian stereoscopic image. The unruly puppet has been an inspiration to creative artists in fields as diverse as photography opera, ballet, punk rock, graphic novels, film animation, painting and theatre. He also survives as a vigorous folk puppet show as popular now as to generations past. How has he done this? Where did he come from? How has he changed? And where is the 21st Century taking him? Many of the answers can be traced to his times on Brighton's seafront. Explore beneath the surface of Punch & Judy with Glyn Edwards (described in one review as a "Punch and Judy Rock Star") and his five decades experience as a Punch and Judy "Professor".

Glyn Edwards is Festival Director of The Big Grin: a national community education project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund celebrating 350 years since Samuel Pepys first recorded sighting of 'Punch'.


Seminar information

Events scheduled for 17.30 will start at 16:00 with a tour of the exhibition where the speaker and other 3DC representatives will be on hand to give a tour and talk to the visitors. The seminar itself will start at 17.30 after the exhibition has closed at 17.00. After the seminar, visitors will be invited to join a discussion over a glass of wine with the speaker(s) and other 3DC representatives and visitors.

Recorded Seminar

Part 1

Part 2

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 17:30 to 19:00