Exciting news! We’re part of a ground-breaking, national programme of events Green Space Dark Skies which is happening in extraordinary outdoor sites across the UK. We’ll be leading on the event happening in the Exmoor National Park on 28th May. 500+ people will gather in a (currently) secret location at twilight. These people will become… Continue reading Green Space Dark Skies
We were delighted to at long last to bring The Whistlers to Inside Out Dorset at Symondsbury Estate (with Covid messing with plans along the way). Dorothy Max Prior, Editor of Total Theatre wrote a review of the Festival, including the Whistlers in the joyous mix. You can read it HERE – thank you Max!
We have been working with the fantastic team at Stover Park near Newton Abbot, to see how we might help them in their future plans to bring performance to the park – in a way that complements the natural environments that can be found there. We met with some volunteers who spend much of their… Continue reading Stover Park
In June 2019 Red Herring Productions received a commission from Green Carpet – a relatively new consortium of four arts organisations from France, Belgium and the UK. We were commissioned to create a show that would be developed through a series of residencies in each place, returning 3 months later to perform in each place… Continue reading The Whistlers on Tour: a tale of Covid, Brexit and Climate change
Encountering the Whistlers For 3 days we worked with John Nicholson (of Peepolykus fame). He worked with us for 2 days in March 2020, just before the reality of the pandemic struck and it was satisfying to see how much our ideas and designs had progressed since then. We now have a set of costumes.… Continue reading The Relief of Playing in Lockdown Pt 3
Playing with Sound For two days we worked with Thor McIntyre Burnie – sound artist extraordinaire – to explore some technology and to make some decisions around our touring kit. I should explain: the premise for our show is that a small group of Whistlers have arrived in a wood. These are an ancient tribe… Continue reading The Relief of Playing in Lockdown Pt 2
In the middle of March 2020, thanks to Arts Council England and lottery players across the country, Kim Tilbrook and I met with Ali Houiellebecq and Barnie Gibbons to pick up the threads of our project – The Whistlers – that had remained dormant for a year. Whirligig Woods is the wonderful outdoor creation space… Continue reading The Relief of Playing in Lockdown Pt 1
A Trip to the Sea in a Box enables you to enjoy a sense of the seaside from the comfort of your own home. £7.00 each inc. postage Inside the box, you’ll find a series of hand picked objects and a cotton blindfold that enables you to enjoy an immersive touch tour experience alongside the… Continue reading A Trip to the Sea in a Box
Oystercatchers are fascinating birds. They can live very long lives – a male which was tagged as a chick in 1970 was caught in 2010, making him over 40 years old. A unique aspect about these birds is that they adopt one of two different methods for eating shellfish. The Hammerer uses their beak to… Continue reading Oystercatchers, Dandies of the Estuary
An essay by Paschale Straiton Walking in nature is a calming and often meditative activity – stepping in syncopation with your rhythmic heartbeat. Walking with other people is strangely connecting – walkers often begin to synchronise their steps and strangers discover something in common through the act of sharing the present, unique moment. As such,… Continue reading What is creative walking?