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Catalyst Evolve Programme

Red Herring, The Bureau of Silly Ideas and Bicycle Ballet (all outdoor performance companies) have formed a consortium called Carrot which is being supported by the Arts Council as part of their Catalyst: Evolve Programme. Initial funding allows us to undertake fundraising strategy, looking outside regular public funds for money and they will match funds raised. Furthermore, we will be working to share our learning – successes and challenges – with the Outdoor Arts Sector in 2018 and beyond. You can find out more about the programme here.

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/catalyst-evolve#section-3

The Séance

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The Séance was commissioned in 2008, by The Winchester Hat Fair and Arts Fresco, Market Harborough, supported by the Without Walls Consortium in 2009 and funded by the Arts Council of England.

Psychic medium Hazel Doe is waiting for you to step across the threshold of her mysterious reception room – a popular haunt.
When you are sitting comfortably, she will lift the veil between this world and the next and…talk to the spirits. If she’s up to it, you may even witness a rare spiritual manifestation. Beware, a ghostly finger may be pointing to you.

The Séance was a 15 minute, intimate theatre piece, set in a highly ornate and dimly lit Victorian parlour. A group of 20 entered the room, held hands in the dark and experienced a Séance at the hands of Hazel Doe – mystic to the stars and her spirit guide Colin.

This beautifully performed, eloquently structured work was definitely a highlight of City of Secrets. It brings together elements of traditional fairground, sideshow culture and contemporary performance giving them a popular appeal, which transcends the sum of its parts. Highly recommended. 

Jonathan Holloway, Norfolk and Norwich Festival 

Devisers: Lucy Bradridge, Flick Ferdinando, Bernadette Russell, Paschale Straiton, with support from John Paul Zaccarini and Brenda Waite

Set Design: Charlie Camm, with support from James Chaplin, David Bernstein and Graeme Gilmour

Sound Design: Mercedes Maresca

Creative Producers: Sarah Sansom and Ayla Suveren for Time Wont Wait