From Devon With Love is a scratch performance festival for Devon-based artists. The festival supports some of the region’s best talent to test new work in front of a live audience.
Originally established by The Bike Shed Theatre, we are relaunching this well-loved festival as a Devon-wide scheme to extend performance opportunities into rural communities.
Contraband Sandwich - 7.30pmIn 1965 there was a hearing like no other. Astronaut John Young smuggled a sandwich into space. And NASA was pissed. Just like NASA, we will be asking why. Why did he risk his career for a sandwich? Why did NASA have such a stringent sandwich policy? Was it delicious?
Contraband Sandwich playfully re-imagines the moment and aftermath of when John Young smuggled a corned beef sandwich onto the Gemini 3 rocket.
The Get-Together - 8.30pmThe Get-Together is a heart-warming, uplifting, singalonga-soul show from Mama Tokus. The show features soulful, gospel-style vocals and infectious music from multiple singersand performers. There is humour and talk interspersed with the singing, and the show’s stated mission is to spread joy.
September 18th, Membury Village Hall
The Earth Gnomes - 5pmCan you be as stealthy as an Earth Gnome? As fierce as a witch? Who will you choose to trust, and what will you save? The story is all up to you! As a story-maker, you'll roll giant dice to see how your choices play out.
Once, in a land not too far from you now, the rocks of the Earth Gnomes were taken. They woke in anger, determined to take something back. Want to know how the story ends? So do we! You choose the path in The Earth Gnomes, an all-ages interactive storytelling based on local folk tales.
Suthering - 6.30pmSuthering is a folk duo made up of Heg Brignall and Julu Irvine. Their songs tell stories and champion female characters, creating new narratives for women which uphold and unearth the female heroines of folk.
Suthering’s music has a strong emphasis on close vocal harmonies with stripped back a cappella songs featuring in their live shows and recordings. The duo have just finished recording their debut album which is due for release in February 2022.