Here are some links people we admire, some amazing artists and arts companies who are concerned with reaching people who aren’t necessarily culture vultures and engaging everyone in a world of playful wonder…


Avanti Display – water aficionados and other acts of comic surrealism 

Bicycle Ballet – a celebration of the dance that is cycling 

Bureau Of Silly Ideas – inspired madness and controlled chaos  

Forkbeard Fantasy – one of the most inventive and bonkers arts companies that has ever been

Gonzo Moose – a theatre company well known for its brand of improvisation and clowning

Hogarth Productions – making contemporary art relevant to the everyday 

Improbable – dreaming about a world where dreaming is taken seriously

Pickled Image – a darkly comic puppet company

Shifting Sands – creating a clown’s eye view of epic tales

Time Wont Wait – creative producers who make incredible things happen with poets, dancers and theatre makers

Whalley Range Allstars – turning absurd visual art into performance 

Walk The Plank – making incredible spectacles happen in and with communities