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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

 

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

 

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

 

Haul 'er In
The Monday Collective

Get the day off to a good start by witnessing the hauling of a wooden spar along the High Street to the accompaniment of sea shanties. The spar is dragged to the Square where it is pulled upright and a sheet is unfurled proclaiming the launching of the day's activities.

procession  all ages 20 mins

The hauling of a wooden spar along the High Street to the accompaniment of sea shanties.
all ages   20 mins

 

Have You Seen Molly?
Artaura Productions

Barnstaple has undergone a time-warp - and entered a parallel universe. It's 1948; the Germans invaded in 1942. Molly is on the run. You might catch glimpses of Molly and her pursuers around Barnstaple. Will you be helping or hindering the authorities as they close in on Molly?

street theatre  12+ continuous

A parallel universe: Barnstaple 1948. The Germans invaded in 1942. Now Molly is on the run.
12+   continuous

 

Moving On
Wild & Blue Projects

They set off from all corners of Barnstaple, groups of curious movers of all ages, noticing, remarking, exploring, experiencing the streets and buildings of our town. Gradually the groups find each other, mingle and become a irresistible whirligig of curiosity.

street-theatre, dance  all ages 60 mins

Groups of curious movers exploring, experiencing the streets and buildings of our town.
1all ages   60 mins

 

Play On! A Shakespeare Workshop
Sun & Moon Theatre

This hour-long workshop focuses on speech and text work in 'Twelfth Night (or What You Will)', giving you the opportunity to play with Shakespeare’s words and make discoveries, exploring visual clues and unlocking thoughts and emotions. Join us in the Tent and have fun!

Shakespeare, workshop  14+ 60 mins

Bring your picnic blankets and enjoy this vibrant production.
all ages+   90 mins

 

Street Laugh
Laughter Well

Something's happening on the High Street.At the end of Paternoster Row (by the Co-op).At 3pm on Saturday July 1st. Something you'll want to be part of.

See you there!

having a laugh  all ages 15 mins

Something's happening on the High Street that you'll want to be part of.
all ages   15 mins

 

Square
The Monday Collective

We need you to help us explore whether "The Square" is square! We need to map out on the ground exactly what kind of shape it actually is. And what about the clock? Four faces, four different versions of the time. What's that about living in a post-truth age?

comedy and drama  all ages 20 mins

Help us explore whether "The Square" is square! And the clock - 4 faces, 4 different times!
all ages   20 mins

 

Square Bench
Plough Youth Theatre

The favourite drama improvisation game 'Park Bench' will be taken to a whole new level with our cast improvising with each other and the public on a bench on Barnstaple Square! Join in with your own weird and wonderful characters and come and meet ours!

improvisation  12+ 60 mins

Come and meet some weird and wonderful characters - and introduce your own!
12+   60 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

 

Teens In Town
The Park Community School

Barnstaple means different things to different people. Find out what a group of young students from The Park Community School make of their home town through a collection of short responses to particular sites on and around the High Street.

street-theatre  10+ 40 mins

Find out what young people make of their home town in a number of responses to the High Street.
10+   40 mins

 

The Elevator
Pink Pocket Productions

All the scrapes and claustrophobia of an overcrowded elevator taken to the extreme by a team of talented young performers climbing on and all-over each other as they jostle for room. Played out for your entertainment on the street.

physical theatre, comedy  all ages 15 mins

The claustrophobia of an overcrowded elevator taken to the extremes.
all ages   15 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

 

Transition Choir
Park Cluster Schools

A huge choir of young people arrives, sings and moves on. Over a hundred young voices filling the streets and public places of Barnstaple with their music. Enjoy the sound and the spectacle at a number of locations across the town.

song and spectacle  all ages 12 mins repeated

Over 100 young voices filling the streets and public places of Barnstaple with their music.
14+   15 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