June 2016

A Very Hungry Caterpillar! Giant Puppets in the UK

7th June, 2016|Blog, Charity, Festivals, Workshops|

https://youtu.be/0lS2DZNFmnM In July 2015, I volunteered as a puppet maker for the Cock and Bull Festival, a music festival near Bath (UK) run by Jamie’s Farm, a charity that's transforming the lives of vulnerable children in challenging urban schools. The organisation provides a unique combination of farming, family and therapy through a short stay residential and follow up [...]

September 2013

Monkeying around for a good cause

23rd September, 2013|Blog, Charity, Shows, Workshops|

 Chee-Chee the Cheeky Monkey (and her 'assistant' Kay Yasugi) did a puppet show and workshop in July for a benefit concert in Kingsgrove, Sydney. Chee-Chee hosted the concert with Taryn Skye Douglas, who plays the host in Series 2 of the children’s television show, ‘The Amazing House’. The concert was put on to raise money [...]

March 2011

Greetings from Cambodia!

29th March, 2011|Blog, Charity, Puppetry and Education|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMD4KzgZhOo During February 2011, puppeteer Kay Yasugi volunteered with Globalteer (a UK-based charity) in Siem Reap. She was part of the Giant Puppet Project, a local children’s community arts project (now in it’s 5th year!). They worked with several children from various schools and non-government organisations to make giant parade puppets. The project was led [...]

January 2011

Pupperoos off to Cambodia with Globalteer

9th January, 2011|Blog, Charity, Puppetry and Education|

Pupperoos is very excited to be taking part in the Giant Puppet Project next month with Globalteer! Check out Globalteer's video below:In February 2011, puppeteer Kay Yasugi will be volunteering in Siem Reap, Cambodia for the the 5th annual Giant Puppet Parade for children. The Giant Puppet Project, Siem Reap, is a local children's community arts project - the largest of [...]

November 2010

Upcoming Show: A Night of Pappetry

25th November, 2010|Blog, Charity, Shows|

"The road of life twists and turns, and no two directions are ever the same, yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination" - Don Williams Jr. Pappy (a.k.a. Stephanie Papapavlou) and Pupperoos (a.k.a. Kay Yasugi) are teaming up to provide a night of entertainment in pappetry (that is, puppetry and music). On [...]

Sneak Peek at New Book by Pupperoos

25th November, 2010|Blog, Charity|

 Kay Yasugi from Pupperoos recently wrote and illustrated "A Shade of Blue", a selection of poetry and verse. This little book contains poems about love, life, puppets (and little dogs who take baths). It also comes with an audio CD of "A Safeway Romance", a song recorded by Kay and Stephanie Papapavlou.  "A Shade of Blue" is [...]

Puppet Shows and Workshops at “Life For Kids”

11th November, 2010|Blog, Charity, Workshops|

Kay Yasugi with some children from the "Life For Kids" puppet workshopPupperoos recently ran a fun-filled puppetry workshop at the Life For Kids Breakfast. The children (aged 4-13 years old) enjoyed making a range of "Under the Sea" puppets, including jellyfish marionettes (string puppets), rainbow fish rod puppets and jaw-snapping shark mouth puppets. They also [...]

October 2010

Pupperoos goes on Radio

21st October, 2010|Blog, Charity, TV and Radio appearances|

Kay Yasugi with "Chee-Chee the Cheeky Monkey" on FM99.3 "The Long Way Home" with Jane ArakawaOn September 2nd 2010, Kay Yasugi from Pupperoos went 'on air' for "The Long Way Home" with Jane Arakawa on FM 99.3. She visited this community radio station to promote her upcoming show, "The Whirlwind", which she will be performing on 27th [...]

September 2010

Upcoming Puppet Show for a Good Cause

2nd September, 2010|Blog, Charity|

Pupperoos is very excited to be performing “The Whirlwind” on Saturday, 27th November, 2010. This show was commissioned by Wentworth Galleries, Sydney, and will be performed in one of their three galleries in Sydney’s CBD.A young girl goes on a desperate journey across the Australian bush in search of her baby brother. The child has been stolen by [...]

July 2010

Pupperoos performs at Denim Charity Dinner

24th July, 2010|Blog, Charity|

"Billy Jean" rod/marionette by Kay Yasugi at the Jeans for Genes Denim Charity DinnerOn 22nd July 2010, Kay Yasugi from Pupperoos and her puppet "Billy Jean" performed for the guests at the Jeans for Genes Denim Charity Dinner. "Billy Jean" danced, 'moon-walked' and kicked around a football with guests as they enjoyed the night's festivities. The [...]