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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!

Time Period

Type of Event

Zulu Tradition

Zulu Tradition is rekindling the spark of Zulu culture and heritage through song, dance, and drums.

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Event Listings

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

Panta Rei Danseteater – Silence

Home is often a busy place. In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we are all looking for a bit of quiet. A nice hot cup of silence. To honor this need, Panta Rei Danseteater have built a very special performance that is performed in peoples living rooms.

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Event Listings

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, the harp. Audiences will hear everything from the music of 17th century harp composers, to ragtime, tangos, polskas, and Lily’s own dynamic compositions and arrangements.

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Event Listings

Saturday 19th October 2019
at Peter Tavy Village Hall

Cheap Date Dance – Stairs

Cheap Date Dance’s stairs don’t like to sit still for too long, and they often have a mind of their own. Inspired by original and iconic literature on the theme of stairs, including A.A. Milne’s ‘Halfway Down’, Stairs explores how the staircases we tread lead everywhere and nowhere all at once, in a unique performance for all the family.

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Event Listings

Saturday 26th October 2019
at Crediton Arts Centre

Friday 15th November 2019
at Clearbrook Village Hall

Bagas Degol – The Winding World

The Winding World is based on a true tale. A baby found in the snow in a Cornish cove, a love story, and a community with all its oddities, secrets and humanity. This is a love story told through words, poetry, songs and music, written by Bagas Degol and Annamaria Murphy.

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Event Listings

Saturday 2nd November 2019
at Crediton Arts Centre

Gonzo Moose – Once Upon a Time

Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are about to publish the final volume of what will become the greatest collection of fairy tales ever published. But on the eve of their greatest triumph, an old foe lets it be known that he intends to collect on an old debt.

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Event Listings

Sunday 10th November 2019
at Stockland 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 our past and what it means for our future.

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Event Listings

Friday 15th November 2019
at Beehive Centre, Honiton

The Black Feathers

The Black Feathers are Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, whose perfectly paired voices intertwine effortlessly to create a genre defying sound. Combining elements of folk, roots, Americana, and southern rock, the duo have been touring all over the world, winning over new fans of all ages everywhere they go.

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Event Listings

Friday 15th November 2019
at Talaton Parish Hall

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 Yambu feature a new generation of mainly Cuban musicians who are passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map.

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Event Listings

Saturday 16th November 2019
at Liverton Village 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.

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Event Listings

Friday 22nd November 2019
at Bigbury Memorial Hall

Saturday 30th November 2019
at Colyford Memorial Hall

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.

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Event Listings

Saturday 23rd November 2019
at Newton St Cyres Parish Hall

Little Earthquake – I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghost

Join Little Earthquake for a nostalgic trip back to the 80s and a comic exploration of a childhood haunting where nothing is quite what it seems — all wrapped up in some formidable fashions, stuffed with sweet treats and set to a cheese-tastic chart-topping soundtrack.

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Event Listings

Sunday 24th November 2019
at Stockleigh Pomeroy Village Hall.

Vera van Heeringen

A compelling performer with easy warmth on stage, Vera’s live performances are intimate, understated affairs, allowing the music to speak for itself. Outstanding flatpicking, fulsome fiddle playing, heart-breaking lyrics, and assured natural vocal tone and driving tunes are all integral to the show.

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Event Listings

Friday 29th November 2019
at Clayhidon Parish Hall

3 Daft Monkeys – Year of the Clown

Bringing vibrant and sparkling new songs from their recently released album Year of the Clown, festival favourites 3 Daft Monkeys perform a brand new set of their quirky, original and upbeat fiddle-driven tunes. Now with a 4 piece line up, the band is taking their famously dynamic live show to new danceable dizzy heights.

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Event Listings

Saturday 7th December 2019
at Buckland in the Moor Community Hall

Living Spit – Swan Lake

Theatre Orchard and Living Spit have teamed up to make the smallest ballet ever performed (probably). With Howard & Stu joined on stage by two real-live, professional ballet dancers this is a proper ballet in miniature. The dynamic duo have promised to leave the tutus at home but promises are made to be broken…

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Event Listings

Tuesday 17th December 2019
at Scoriton Village Hall

Wednesday 18th December 2019
at Lustleigh Village Hall

Thursday 19th December 2019
at Sticklepath Village Hall

Carmen & Mimi – Smile

Smile is an honest and affirming look at life with all its triumphs and potholes: Love, loss, children, desire, despair… and always with a smile!

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Event Listings

Saturday 18th January 2020
at Milton Combe Village Hall

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