Arts that matter in places that matter

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!  

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 […]

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