The Relief of Playing in Lockdown Pt 1

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

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

What is creative walking?

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?

Social DisDance

We are happy to have been invited by the Burton Art Gallery to run a series of Silent Discos in Victoria Park on the 8th and 15th August 2020, social distancing rules permitting. DJ Local Honey from the fabulous Club Click outfit in Brighton has helped us to produce an amazing set list. So we… Continue reading Social DisDance

Seeds of Hope @ The Burton in Bideford

We are delighted to have been commissioned by the Burton Art Gallery to create a piece for their new exhibition ‘Seeds of Hope’ which opens on Saturday 4th July. Alongside other ‘Burton Associates’ Paul Lewin and Taz Pollard, we were asked to respond to their collection with a sense of hope, growth and optimism. We… Continue reading Seeds of Hope @ The Burton in Bideford

In a time of COVID-19

As countless arts organisations across the country, we are having to suspend regular activity for the foreseeable. We will be making some contributions to the creative pot over the next few months – in the hope of provoking laughter and creativity within homes in Devon and across the UK. Have a look at our short… Continue reading In a time of COVID-19

Green Carpet Commission

We are delighted to have be the recipients of the 2020 Green Carpet Commission, supporting outdoor performance for green spaces. Our upcoming project The Whistlers / Les Siffleurs will be developed with the four project partners: Activate in Dorset, Le Citron Jaune in Bouches-du-Rhône (France), Cirque Jules Verne in Amiens (France) and Chassepierre Festival (Belgium).… Continue reading Green Carpet Commission

Creek: Field recording with Ed Jobling

Paschale spent a couple of days with Ed Jobling – sound experimenter and long time Forkbeard Fantasist – taking field recordings on the edge of the Taw / Torridge Estuary. When you spend time focusing explicitly on listening, a curious thing occurs. You quickly acquire a heightened sense of the depth of sound: from the… Continue reading Creek: Field recording with Ed Jobling