Arts that matter in places that matter

What's On - All Events

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!

Time Period

Type of Event

RSVP Bhangra Band

RSVP is a Bhangra band that blends traditional Punjabi celebratory folk music with Western musical influences to create a sound that is unusual when heard by mainstream listeners, but none of that matters, because their ability to perform to a crowd is perfect. Their stage personalities are lovable, the Asian drumbeats are infectious, and the Western slant gives the crowd something unique to enjoy.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Saturday 26th January 2019
at Oakford Village Hall

The Devil’s Violin – Stolen

The Devil’s Violin return with an enchanting blend of words and music. Brimming with dreamlike images that will haunt you long after the performance ends, The Devil’s Violin will take you on an epic journey to the end of the world – and into the next one!

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Friday 1st February 2019
at Mary Tavy Coronation Hall

Friday 8th February 2019
at Talaton Parish Hall

Daria Kulesh – Long Lost Home

Mixing history and folklore in captivating storytelling songs, performed on a selection of folk instruments, Daria will take you on an engaging, enchanting and uplifting journey.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Friday 8th February 2019
at Scoriton Village Hall

Saturday 13th April 2019
at Mamhead Village Hall

Scratchworks Theatre – Womans

A feast for the eyes and the ears with physical comedy, clowning and original music, Womans is a raucous tale of the first female resistance.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Sunday 10th February 2019
at South Zeal Victory Hall

Friday 29th March 2019
at Crediton Arts Centre

Moscow Drug Club

Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Saturday 16th February 2019
at Chudleigh Community School Hall

Jim Causley & Jane Darke – Cornwall’s Native Poet

A screening of the 2017 BBC film; ‘Cornwall’s Native Poet’ by award winning Cornish filmmaker Jane Darke about the life the renowned Cornish poet Charles Causley.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Saturday 16th February 2019
at Mamhead Village Hall

Saturday 2nd March 2019
at Newton St Cyres Parish Hall

Anonymous Is A Woman Theatre Company – It Is Now

30th of July 1966, a date that would go down in history when two sides collide. A day filled with ‘A Groovy Kind of Love’, at the wedding of Laura and Joe. But as you join them for their big day, can Laura keep your attention away from the most iconic game of football England has ever played and save her career?

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Friday 8th March 2019
at Clearbrook Village Hall

Saturday 9th March 2019
at Clayhidon Parish Hall

Coppice Theatre – Science Adventures

Using specially designed interactive technology, storytelling, puppets and music, this band of mad scientists have created a delightful show for children and families. Join them on their quest and get involved with some highly interactive storytelling.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Saturday 9th March 2019
at Bigbury Memorial Hall

Dylan Frankland – A Pint Sized Conversation

A Pint Sized Conversation is an uplifting, moving and often humorous performance about depression made by those with close family and friends who suffer from it.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Friday 22nd March 2019
at Milton Combe Village Hall

D Click – Isla

Isla is based on the dreams and hallucinations of three shipwrecked characters who find themselves alone and dependent on one another to survive and remake their stories.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Friday 5th April 2019
at The Beehive, Honiton

Saturday 6th April 2019
at Scoriton Village Hall

Ryan Cook

Mixing classic country music with modern satire, Ryan Cook has forged a sound between contemporary folk and dyed-in-the wool country. With nuances of pop and western swing, Ryan's songbook reminiscences of the early hillbilly and folk pioneers but stays very much in the current landscape.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Friday 5th April 2019
at Buckland in the Moor Community Hall

Saturday 6th April 2019
at Clayhidon Parish Hall

Mervyn Stutter – Another Helping Of…

Hailed as the comedy voice of the Baby Boom Generation, Mervyn Stutter has had an illustrious career in radio, TV and theatre and in his 41 years in showbiz he has filled many roles: actor, comedian, singer, songwriter, script writer and director.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Friday 12th April 2019
at Clyst Hydon Village Hall

Saturday 13th April 2019
at Dunkeswell Village Hall

The Drystones

The Drystones are a young duo making big waves on the UK folk scene. Combining traditional music’s timeless instrumental union of fiddle and guitar with technical mastery, an unexpectedly large live sound, it’s no wonder they’ve been described as ‘indecently talented’ (Mike Harding) and earned themselves a nomination for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Saturday 13th April 2019
at Sheepstor Village Hall

Friday 19th April 2019
at Black Dog Memorial Hall

James Hickman & Dan Cassidy

James Hickman and Dan Cassidy are Britain’s premiere transatlantic folk and roots duo. Hickman’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy’s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Friday 26th April 2019
at Scoriton Village Hall

Bowjangles – Excalibow

Award winning intrepid string quartet Bowjangles present their most magical show so far - a theatrical, musical journey through myths, folklore, legends and a portal in a cello case in the quest to find the most priceless relic of all- a magical violin bow known as Excalibow.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Saturday 4th May 2019
at Clayhidon Village Hall

Little Soldier – Journey to the Impossible

Did you ever own a Walkman or play Donkey Kong? Little Soldier made this show for you. Journey to the Impossible is for people, like you, who recognise the sound of a modem, who were scared watching the Goonies and who couldn’t tell you the mobile numbers of their nearest and dearest but would still be able to call their best school-friend’s home number. Ah! And for your children, of course.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Saturday 18th May 2019
at Lustleigh Village Hall

Thomas Bowes – Bach Pilgrimage

Thomas Bowes is one of the UK’s most versatile and accomplished violinists, as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and artistic director. His Bach Pilgrimage is now a growing feature of every season and events take him all over the world.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Thursday 23rd May 2019
at St Michael’s Church, Shute

Saturday 25th May 2019
at Awliscombe Parish Church

Sunday 26th May 2019
at Clayhidon Parish Church

Sunday 2nd June 2019
at Clearbrook Village Hall

FreePlay – A Capella, Around the World

Multifaceted musicians Suba Sankaran and Dylan Bell join forces to create the Freeplay Duo. Dylan and Suba will take you from the concert halls of Europe, to the jazz clubs of Manhattan, to the temples of India, and back to the cultural mosaic of their native Toronto… all without leaving your seat.

Please click on a venue to find out more

Event Listings

Sunday 9th June 2019
at St Michael’s Church, Shute

Friday 14th June 2019
at Peter Tavy Village Hall

Saturday 15th June 2019
at Awliscombe Village Hall

© 2019 Villages in Action.