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Man who lives with a puppet

A student at the University of Kent has attached himself to a life-size puppet skeleton for two weeks, wearing it everywhere he goes, day and night. Peter John-Morton says the work, called Ridley, "gives a dead object the chance to experience the phenomenon of life".

David Johns has his story, talking to puppet man Peter John-Morton, stage manager Lizzie Watkins, and Peter's girlfriend Lucy Western.

  1. David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Puppet man explains his art

A student at the University of Kent has attached himself to a life-size puppet skeleton for two weeks, wearing it everywhere he goes, day and night.

Peter John-Morton says the work, called Ridley, "gives a dead object the chance to experience the phenomenon of life".

David Johns went to meet him - and his girlfriend, Lucy Western.

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Art beneath the dockyard timbers

An art exhibition with a difference has opened in north Kent not in a gallery, but beneath the ancient timbers of Chatham's Historic Dockyard.

The works exhibited owe much to the light and life of Chatham's watery past. As Jenny Line reports it's a history stretching back to centuries past - and for one artist at least, a very personal perspective.

Jenny speaks to Alex Patterson of the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, and exhibitors Sheilagh Dyson and Jack McDonagh.

Art students create water world

The new A & E at Maidstone Hospital Credit: ITV Meridian

Art students from Holmesdale Technology College at Snodland in Kent have designed and painted a special mural depicting an undersea world to brighten up the children’s waiting area of the Accident and Emergency Department of Maidstone Hospital.

New waiting area in Maidstone Hospital Credit: ITV Meridian

Water wonderland in Maidstone hospital

Maidstone A&E Credit: ITV Meridian

Pupils at a school in Snodland in Kent have redecorated Maidstone Hospital's A and E department.

Students studying GCSE art visited the hospital site to take photographs and make careful plans and drawings before returning to school to work on their designs.

Holmesdale’s Head of Art, Mrs Fenella Ross-Elmer, said: “This was a valuable opportunity to extend our students’ skills in a professional situation."

"It gives us the chance to enrich the lives of children waiting in the emergency area, to add a splash of colour and to create a visionary space for those waiting.”

New children's waiting area Credit: ITV Meridian

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