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A Film in a Day
RAMUK69 Films & The Cove Boutique

After a nearly 10 year hiatus it's time to see if Chay & Ryan still have what it takes to make a movie in a day. With one phone & the help of some friends & family only time will tell. Anyone who comes to watch could land a role as an extra (but there's no obligation).

comedy, instant film- making  18+ all day

Making a film in a day. Watch through the window or take part.
18+   all day

 

A Journey To The Moon
Splash

Mr.K plans a journey to the moon. Little L, his carer, tired of life and looking to escape from the struggles of being young, helps him build a rocket. Despite their obvious differences, they will find a common bond in humour, dancing, singing and building their rocket.

comedy-drama, surreal  8+ 15 mins

Mr K and Little L find a common bond in humour, dancing and building their rocket.
8+   15 mins

 

An Exhibition of Ourselves
The Park Community School

Young students from Park School look back at the life of Barnstaple in earlier times, re-telling stories of old that enrich our understanding of why we are who we are today. Barnstaple's museum acts as both a backdrop and stimulus for these stories.

site-specific performance  12+ 45 mins

Young students look back at the life of Barnstaple in earlier times, re-telling stories of old.
12+   45 mins

 

Brexit Bananas
Pig's Ear Productions

In the corner of a cafe, The Great Surmo - cunningly disguised as his alter ego, Francesco Crispini (Frank to his friends). In the time it takes to drain a cup of coffee, Francesco Crispini dazzles and delights with his legendary legerdemain. And then, like the rabbit, is gone.

magic  4+ 15 mins

The Great Surmo dazzles and delights with his legendary magic - in unexpected places.
4+   15 mins

 

Collective Evolution
Love .Of .The .Game Productions

The whole world is evolving, the way we comprehend, the way we communicate, the way we live. It was once said that the children of the earth will emerge in its time of greatest need to replenish what was lost. That time is now.

spoken word  14+ 15 mins

The time for the children of the earth to replenish what was lost is now.
14+   15 mins

 

 

Dancing in Pairadaeza
World Dance Collective

‘And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.’ Rumi. Enter Pairadaeza, the garden of paradise, where women from across the globe dance deliriously to nature’s rhythms.


world dance, exhibition  12+ 15 mins

In Pairadaeza women from across the globe dance deleriously to nature's rhythms.
12+   45 mins

 

Tea Cups
Love .Of .The .Game Productions

Set in a bygone era the casual observer can be easily deceived by a well-kept couple, a tea-set and initial relative peace. An innocent scene turns to mayhem as the pair are ‘shot into the brown’ on arrival of the whistle-blowing mutton shunters.

spoken-word, theatre  14+ 15 mins

A well-kept couple and a tea-set. An innocent scene soon turns to mayhem.
14+   15 mins

 

Tea Dance
Project:Dance! Devon - and you!

What better place for a bit of social dancing than the Pannier Market? Whether you've waltzed since you were kneehigh to a grasshopper or you're a first-time Foxtrotter this is your opportunity. Project:Dance! will be on hand to give guidance if needed and to provide partners galore. What a fun way to kick off your Saturday evening.

social dance  all ages 90 mins

What better place for a spot of social dancing than the Pannier Market?
all ages   90 mins

 

The Karaoke Experience?!
MishMash Pro

Ali hates Karaoke! Charly loves Karaoke! Charly wants them to go out on the pull together, but they can't agree on where to go. Charly is determined, Ali is adamant. Will Charly and Ali ever leave their flat? "A funny show about how, why, and IF humans should express themselves!".

comedy, drama  12+ 35 mins

A funny show about how and why humans express themselves.
12+   35 mins

 

Warm Up
Shimnix Films

What happens before the performance or rehearsal? Catch this short film popping up at multiple venues over the course of the weekend that records some of the games and rituals that performers use to waken bodies and minds and to get the creative juices flowing.

film  all ages 15 mins

A short film that captures some of the games and rituals performers use to waken bodies and minds.
14+   15 mins

 

We Were Here First
Project:Dance! Devon

Join Project:Dance! for a lively mix of dance and drama celebrating the glorious heritage of what was once one of Britain's major ports. Staged in Barnstaple's historic Pannier Market.

dance and musical theatre  all ages 60 mins

A performance celebrating the history of what was once one of England's major ports.
all ages   60 mins