Upcoming Events

'Changing Faces' Workshops 2020

After-school creative workshops on term-time Tuesdays and some Saturdays at the Green Man Gallery, Buxton. These are for young people aged 11-18yrs who are experiencing difficulities, feeling down, stressed, anxious, angry and who need a bit of time away from school or home to have fun and learn new things.

The project has been running since September 2017. Workshops restarted on 25 February 2020 but are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic..

Booking is required, please get in touch if you would like to come or refer a young person.

Project page - click here.


Flowerpot People Making Workshops 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our planned flowerpot people-making workshops have been cancelled but we are still delivering the project. FInd out the latest here.



Buxton Carnival Making Workshops 2020

Unfortunately the Buxton Carnival 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So our Carnival-making workshops are cancelled for this year. We'll be back next year though.


Recent & Past Events

Buxton Carnival Making Workshops 2019


Free workshops for anyone aged 11+. We're making gigante and banner puppets for the Buxton Carnival Parade on Saturday 13th July. Come along and join our Changing Faces group to make them!

Saturday afternoons in June 2019 - 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

The Green Man Gallery



Buxton Rotary Club Summer Fair 2019

A stalwart of our calendar, the Buxton Rotary Club's Summer Fair and Charity Bazaar, is once more returning to the Octagon Hall in the Pavilion Gardens. We'll be there running a flowerpot person-making workshop.

Saturday 1 June 2019



Flowerpot People-Making Workshops 2019

Help us fill Buxton with flowerpots and come make a flowerpot person for the Buxton Flowerpot Trail - pick up pots to take home or stay and make. It takes about half an hour. Instructions and decorations available.

Saturday 18 May 2019, 2pm-4pm, Green Man Gallery

Sunday 26 May 2019, 1pm-3pm, Serpentine Community Farm


Buxton Spring Fair 2019

We will be at the Buxton Spring Fair on May Day with a flowerpot person workshop and the chance to pick up some free pots. Find us by the Coach House on Scarsdale Place on the market.

Monday 6 May 2019



Easter Shadow Theatre Workshops 2017

We are holding another shadow puppet making and performance workshop for the Buxton Museum & Art Gallery only this time the theme is Easter and Spring and it is being held at the Green Man Gallery (as the museum is still closed).

Wednesday 12 April 2017

11am - 3pm

Just drop by


Retrospective: Chris and Doug Agnew

We are joining with the Agnew-Watson family to help host the launch event for a retrospective exhibition at the Green Man Gallery celebrating the work, talent and careers of the late Chris and Doug Agnew who were central to the High Peak community arts scene for decades.


On the night we will be creating a piece of puppet theatre using the puppets of Chris and Doug and mashing up all their shows...it will be absolute chaos and that's what we're going for! We need audience participants so come along for some creative mayhem.


For us, this is all in aid of recruiting new members to join Funny Wonders to help continue their legacy and keep the organisation going.

Friday 3 March 2017

Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Square South, Buxton

from 6.30pm


Buxton Family Festival Puppet Making Workshops

Join us for some shadow puppet-making and performing at the Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. These workshops are "Inspired by the Landscape". We'll be making puppets of creatures from the ancient Carboniferous Sea when the local limestone was created, prehistoric animals of the Ice Age which shaped the landscape, the historical inhabitants of Poole's Cavern and the present day wanderers out and about in the Peak District today.

Saturdays 6 and 13 August 2016


Just drop in!


Puppet Making Workshops 2016

COME AND MAKE SOMETHING!A puppet or an object of indeterminate properties.3.30 - 5.00pmThe Green Man Gallery workshop roomTuesdays, term-time, beginning 29th SeptemberFor all ages. Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult.Places are restricted so booking is advised.

£5 or £25 for six workshops

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