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Mainly in West Sussex, England
Relationship to Puppetry
Puppeteer and Puppet Builder
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
A mixture between my dad and the Muppets I guess.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
I have been fortunate enough to have loads of people help me out over the years... they're my puppetry heros!
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
More About Me:
I'm a puppet builder, DJ and generally nice enough guy.
My Company/Troupe/Group
Hellyer's Puppet Workshop
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'Terry' the Urban Fox - full body puppet

Posted on January 8, 2011 at 7:19am 0 Comments

If you'd love a fun fox puppet, then you're going to want to meet: 

Terry the Urban Fox…

Hellyer's Puppet Workshop is moving!

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 8:01am 0 Comments

Hi all,

I know I don't post blogs on here very often... but I do try and stay up to date on the video side of things.

Below is my video diary of my puppet workshop moving house, all new videos on the topic will automatically be updated in this player. To date there are three videos available... but today is a brand new day so there'll be more this evening :)

Take care -… Continue

Hell-Vet?... What happens when the Hellyers meet the Gluvets?

Posted on February 13, 2009 at 12:10pm 1 Comment

Phil Fletcher (The Gluvets) came to stay with us for a weekend in January and it was a great laugh. You may have seen the last video we made on the weekend already (The GREAT puppet building RACE 2009), if you haven't yet - you're missing out :)

Below you can see the first human puppet I ever built (Pierre) erforming with the latest puppet Phil had built (Paul Pott). The "performance video"… Continue

Puppet Building race!

Posted on January 19, 2009 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

This past weekend we had Phil Fletcher from the Gluvets visit for a weekend of puppet building and banter! Phil last visited in late 2007 and has been a good friend of David and Shelley over the past few years. You can see from the video below that we had quite a lot of fun. Check out some of the characters Phil brought with him on the visit.

Pierre even found time to hang out with Paul Potts… watch out for… Continue

Puppet performace analysis - video recommendation

Posted on November 27, 2008 at 5:17am 0 Comments

Hi Hubbers!

sorry I haven't posted anything over here for a while, but i saw a video on youtube the other day which made me make this video as a response...

Here are the links you're gonna want to check out that I mention in the video!

My Blog:


Sesame Street video clip:



Comment Wall (30 comments)

At 7:32am on April 3, 2008, Gluvets said…
Hello David,
How are you getting on with the Peru stuff?
At 8:27pm on April 5, 2008, ToonAsylum said…
Hello Dave..glad to see you here too my friend! Keep those videos coming... great work!
At 9:34am on April 25, 2008, stonemask said…
hi there!
I really like your work! I´m new in this. But I have been very interested for many years. Do you use MSN messager? I would like to discuss many things about puppet building and stuff. I live in Iceland.
You can find me, stonemask@hotmail.com at MSN
At 11:02am on April 26, 2008, Westpuppets said…
That was fun playing the guess the sound game. I want more of those! ;-)
At 11:04am on April 26, 2008, Westpuppets said…
You lucky dog! YOu saw David Simpich? I wish he would come here. I bought his CD and it was awesome and the picts of his puppets are awesome but I want to see it live! I tried to write him but not response. ;-)
At 3:04pm on April 26, 2008, Gary81 said…
Hey david , thanks for the friend request. I'm subscribed to your youtube channel. Fun videos. Great to see you on here.
At 9:51pm on April 26, 2008, Gary81 said…
Hello again. i was just wondering where you get your Antron fleece from, as I'm having difficulties finding a supplier. Thanks
At 3:55pm on April 28, 2008, stewart1973 said…
LOL I loved the title too! Thanks.
At 6:26am on April 29, 2008, Darryl Worbey Studios said…
Cheers David !
At 6:38am on April 30, 2008, Tony said…
Cheers David, We'll have to meet up sometime, when there's a convenient time and I have my workshop sorted out.
Things pretty busy at the moment (work and personal) but soon hopefully things will calm down.

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