Arts that matter in places that matter

Villages in Action – Locomotor – March 2018

In our last but one News item, we talked about the future of Villages in Action.  As detailed in that article, Carn to Cove in Cornwall has won a substantial award from Arts Council England’s (ACE) Strategic Touring Fund to develop its work in communities throughout the South West – the project is called Locomotor. […]

Come and join the Carn to Cove (ViA) team!

Follow the link below to find out more about two fabulous job opportunities within the wonderful world of South West Rural Touring… Carn to Cove is a project of the Cornish charity Creative Kernow based at Krowji in Redruth and active in 85 villages and towns around Cornwall. It presents professional rural touring performing arts […]

Dance, drama and music, coming to a Devon village near you

As you will have seen from updates on this page and our social media, there’s been a lot of activity behind and indeed in front of the scenes over the last few months – and the wonderful outcome is that Villages in Action’s Rural Touring Scheme is not only most definitely up and running, but […]

ViA Spring Programme 2018

It’s here! Packed full of fabulous professional arts events being held in village halls and community venues right across our lovely county. Grab a coffee and your diary and enjoy planning a Springtime of the Arts in Devon!  

Announcement from Carn to Cove – and such exciting times for ViA too!

Carn to Cove wins new award for Locomotor project – 2018-2020 Villages in Action is delighted to let you know that Carn to Cove, the rural touring project of the Cornish charity Creative Kernow, with whom we have been working over the past few months, has won a substantial award from the Arts Council of […]

Full steam ahead for UNEARTH

Our Heritage Lottery Fund-supported project, UNEARTH has enabled villagers in Whimple, Starcross, Rattery and Cheriton Fitzpaine sharpen their local history skills with the help of the South West Film and Television Archive and Devon Heritage Centre. Four professional artists have been commissioned by Villages in Action to collaborate on a multi-media performance inspired by each village’s research. The artists […]

Villages in Action announcement

Those promoters who were at The May 2016 Menu Launch will be aware that Villages in Action has been coping with an 80% reduction in its funding in the last five years. Catherine Devenish, The Chair of the Board of Trustees, has regretfully announced that the scheme will be taking a pause in its activities […]

A standing ovation for ViA’s Spring 2017 so far…

We have just had so much fun at our events this season and we’re not even half way through. Our first show of the season, Neil Maya Quartet in Mary Tavy, brought a full house and a standing ovation at the end of their set.  Moscow Drugs Club, a sultry swing ensemble of “Reds singing the […]

UNEARTH is the perfect name for our Heritage Lottery Fund project

As many of you will know, ViA was funded earlier this autumn to start an ambitious two year heritage project, culminating in performances celebrating the local history of 4 wonderful communities in the first year (Starcross, Rattery, Whimple and Colyton). ViA’s Creative Communities officer, Kate Green, has been thoroughly enjoying herself supporting local history enthusiasts to […]

Spring 2017 programme is revealed!

If you’ve already had your fill of lack lustre performances by amateur Santas, and hanker for some real performing talent, fear not! The ViA spring is just around the corner. All our events January through April are now on our “What’s On” page, and you can download a PDF of the programme (to ping over […]

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