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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

Scratchworks Theatre – WOMANS (Like Romans, but with a ‘W’)

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.

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Event Listings

Friday 29th March 2019
at Crediton Arts Centre

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.

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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.

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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.

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Event Listings

Friday 12th April 2019
at Clyst Hydon Village Hall

Saturday 13th April 2019
at Dunkeswell Village 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.

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Event Listings

Saturday 13th April 2019
at Mamhead 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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