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Villages in Action is one of Devon’s performing arts scheme for rural communities. We fill our wonderfully varied community halls with poetry, laughter, music, drama, stories and dancing. Local people choose the live shows they want to see and hear in their halls. This means we have loads of variety for everyone across Devon – take a look at the events below!

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Paddleboat Theatre | Clare Hollingworth & the Scoop of the Century

PaddleBoat Theatre Company present the tale of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, Clare’s adventures tell the remarkable true story of the most important writers of our time. This globe-trotting and playful family show embarks on the journey of Clare’s life, a story which […]

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Saturday 14th September 2019
at Beehive Centre, Honiton

Sunday 22nd September 2019
at Ilsington Village Hall

Sunday 13th October 2019
at South Zeal Victory Hall

Saturday 23rd November 2019
at Newton St Cyres Parish Hall

Carmen & Mimi | Smile

Four travelling activists arrive in town, eager-eyed and brimming with ideas.  The times are tough, there’s a sniff of trouble in the air and poverty is always just around the corner.  The artistes will enchant you with their songs and illuminate some unsettling truths about life. Smile is a poignant ‘Chaplinesque’ comedy, looking at various aspects […]

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Saturday 28th September 2019
at Milton Combe Village Hall

Multi Story Theatre Company | Hefted

Inspired by conversations and interviews with people across North Devon, this new play by David Lane explores the connection we have to our land, the pull of the past and what it means for our future. Leaping across landscapes and racing through eras from 1475 to 2075, Hefted will take you on an extraordinary journey […]

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Saturday 5th October 2019
at Newton St Cyres Parish Hall

Saturday 12th October 2019
at Membury Village Hall

Friday 15th November 2019
at Beehive Centre, Honiton

Son Yambu

Son Yambu play authentic ‘Son Cubano’ or Cuban son – the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. Son is a fusion of Spanish and African rhythms and is the root of all salsa music. Formed in 2011, Son Yambu feature a new generation […]

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Sunday 13th October 2019
at Rattery Village Hall

Saturday 16th November 2019
at Liverton Village Hall

Zulu Tradition

From Kwa-Zulu Natal to the world’s stage, rekindling the spark of Zulu culture and heritage, through song, dance, and drums. Zulu Tradition is a company of genuine young Zulu singers and dancers who deliver a heady mix of traditional African harmonies and high-energy, athletic dance – all traditionally costumed – and supported by drum-rhythms. “I saw Zulu […]

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Friday 18th October 2019
at Buckland in the Moor Community Hall

Panta Rei Danseteater | Silence

This very special performance, called Silence, Panta Rei Danseteater will perform in people’s living rooms. The dancers will explore what arises when we find that moment of silence in our homes. The thoughts, feelings, and revelations that arise. Along with a live musician, they will use gesture, rhythm, and interactive moments to share a very special […]

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Saturday 19th October 2019
at The Old Rectory, Awliscombe

Lily Neill | The Story of the Harp

Internationally acclaimed harpist Lily Neill takes listeners on a journey through the musical history of one of the world’s best-loved instruments. Listeners will hear everything from the music of 17th century harp composers, to ragtime, tangos, polskas, and Lily’s own dynamic compositions and arrangements. Lily began playing concerts as a child, performing for then-President Bill […]

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Saturday 19th October 2019
at Peter Tavy Village Hall

Cheap Date Dance |Stairs

Inspired by original and iconic literature on the theme of stairs, featuring writing from award winning poet Luke Wright and Cornish writer Taran Spalding Jenkin, Cheap Date Dance’s new production explores how the staircases that we tread lead to everywhere and nowhere all at once, in this unique performance for all the family. The stories […]

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Saturday 26th October 2019
at Crediton Arts Centre

Friday 15th November 2019
at Clearbrook Village Hall

Bagas Degol | The Winding World

This show is the third collaboration between musicians and composers, Bagas Degol and Annamaria Murphy. The Winding World is based on a true tale of a baby found in the snow in a Cornish cove. A love story and a community with all its oddities, secrets and humanity. The story will be told with original stories, songs […]

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Saturday 2nd November 2019
at Crediton Arts Centre

Gonzo Moose | Once Upon a Time

Having previously toured with hit shows The Thing That Came From Over There and What The Dickens, Gonzo Moose are back with a comedy fairy tale adventure bursting with physical comedy, absurd jokes and magical illusion. Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are about to publish the final volume of what will become the greatest collection of fairy […]

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Sunday 10th November 2019
at Stockland Hall

The Black Feathers

Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers in 2012.  Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Ray’s guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. It’s been an incredible […]

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Friday 15th November 2019
at Talaton Parish Hall

Harbottle & Jonas

Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes. Together the husband and wife duo combine the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies. Each song has been carefully written and researched, and is always accompanied with a great story and a […]

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Friday 22nd November 2019
at Bigbury Memorial Hall

Saturday 30th November 2019
at Colyford Memorial Hall

Little Earthquake|I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghost

‘It’s 1986. I am eight years old.  Prince Andrew and Fergie get married in the summer. Dirty Den serves Angie divorce papers on Christmas Day. And I’m sharing my bedroom with a KitKat-pinching ghost.’  Inspired by his favourite film, little Gareth became a self-appointed Ghostbuster, launching an investigation into a playful poltergeist. Now, three decades later, with the help […]

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Sunday 24th November 2019
at Stockleigh Pomeroy Village Hall.

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