Lifesize ‘glow-in-the-dark’ fluorescent puppets and object manipulation are Groovy UV’s speciality, and they also work with more traditional puppet types. They are experienced international performers and owner Simon Corlett is a professional puppet-maker and song writer. Groovy UV’s creative approach relies on experiential learning with hands on activities, motivational workshops and inspirational performances that impact on everyone – children, young people, special needs, staff and parents.
“A highly professional and innovative organisation. Children from 7-16 were enthralled by the hands on participation in these exciting workshops. I would highly recommend them to anybody of whatever age or ability.” Debbie Glenn, Principal, Stagecoach Arts plc (Shrewsbury & Oswestry)
Groovy UV specialise in Blacklight Ultra-Violet Theatre (involving ‘glow-in-the-dark’ puppetry, illusion, physical theatre, puppetmaking and soundtrack creation) and how this can be used to support and promote teaching and learning. The bright, colourful, life-size fluorescent puppets and amazing visual effects they use not only hold the attention, but fire the imagination, stimulating thinking and driving activity. Groovy UV really do put a different light on things – literally! A unique and refreshing style that’s stimulating, engaging and makes teaching and learning easy and enjoyable.
Appearances locally include shows and workshops for Dudley Zoo and Castle, PSA Peugeot Coventry, Walsall Leather Museum, Bilston Craft Gallery, the Malvern Fringe Festival, Dudley Limestone Caverns, Tamworth Moat House and a host of schools and colleges.
Groovy UV supply puppets to the Gazebo Theatre in Education company and to the entertainment sector. They provide workshops and shows for children, young people, special needs and adults and have conducted after school clubs ranging from infants to college students. They have worked on interschool performance projects at Wolverhampton’s Arena Theatre and collaborated in Creative Partnership projects with schools, colleges and community organisations throughout the Midlands including Willenhall Sports College (Willenhall), St. John’s Primary School (Walsall Wood), Newhall Arts Centre (Wolverhampton), Walsall College of Performing Arts (Shelley ampus) and Greswold Primary School (Solihull).
They engage in:
Creative Partnerships – promoting creative learning
Workshops – in puppetry, puppet-making and performance
Special Needs – high-impact visual, audio and tactile work
After School Clubs – activities for all ages and abilities
Curriculum Linked Projects – covering a range of areas
Special Events – themed shows for Halloween, Christmas or just a special treat
- Enhanced CRB
- Over 20 years professional international experience
- Member of Equity and The British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild
- The UK’s No.1 Blacklight UV Theatre company
- Foundation – Key Stage 5 and beyond
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