Animate LIVE takes place every other month at Sluglow’s The HUB, Leeds 6-9pm. If you wish to attend or require details on the next date please contact Rebekah at / 07927135656




Animate LIVE was Odd Doll’s bi-monthly evening of improvised puppetry and music. We invited artists of any discipline to come and experiment with us.

The sessions consisted of several improvisations framed by choice of material or manipulation technique offering loose structure and space to explore.

There have been found sound musicians mixing the objects sounds live, visual artists mark making in response to the action, set designers building the space throughout the improvisation and as well as puppeteers investigating new areas of practice.

We really considered this a play space where artists can come and be adventurous. Explore their art without pressure of outcome or audience and inspire discussion around the exercises. Encouraging creative banter, new collaborations and the chance to network.

If you are interested in the work, booking or participating in a similar event, please contact us.

Previous participants have said:

I adore the creativity that's within the space when there's so much enthusiasm from artists put together. The scene comes alive with inspired animate objects, the space evolving visually, it's so inspiring!!! A joy.
- Participant, 39

The thing I love about animate live is that it continues to surprise - a little idea you thought was going to go nowhere can turn into something really special. A great way to engage with performers from other disciplines.
- Participant, 40