Arts that matter in places that matter

Plan your autumn with our new Villages in Action season launch!

As the autumn season begins, we are delighted to present a new programme of theatre, music, dance, storytelling, and family shows from across the world in Devon’s wonderful and varied village halls, churches and community spaces. All of our shows can be found on our events page, but here are a few season highlights…

Villages in Action nominated for the National Rural Touring Awards

Villages in Action is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the National Rural Touring Awards 2019. Together with Cornwall rural touring scheme Carn to Cove, we are shortlisted in the category of ‘Touring Scheme Collaboration of the Year’ for our work together securing the future of Villages in Action after we faced closure in late 2017.

Villages in Action Spring 2019 season launch

As a fresh new year begins, we are super excited to present the Villages in Action Spring 2019 programme. This season you’ll find theatre, circus, storytelling, laughter, puppetry, and music from across the world in Devon’s wonderful and varied village halls, churches and community spaces.

Pentabus Theatre’s CROSSINGS at Lustleigh Village Hall broadcast online

We are excited to share that a live capture of Pentabus Theatre’s Crossings will be broadcast online and available to audiences from 14th-16th December. The online broadcast is a chance to celebrate the rural tour, offering you the opportunity to catch it if you missed it, or watch again and share with your friends. Crossings […]

Villages in Action Autumn 2018 Season Launch

We are so excited to present the Villages in Action 2018 programme! Thanks to our family of inspiring volunteers and funding from Arts Council England, we’re delighted to present a season of extraordinary world class performances live in villages across Devon. This Autumn you’ll find theatre, dance, circus, poetry, laughter, puppetry, and music from across […]

Summer 2018 round up – end of season shows, new staff, and a big thank you!

We’re coming to the end of our Villages in Action spring season, but since the menu parties we’ve been busy behind the scenes! As you may know, Carn to Cove (the Cornwall rural touring scheme) secured Arts Council funding to continue the ViA network for the next two years, and that includes developing new funding […]

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!  

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