Arts that matter in places that matter

These Hills Are Ours

This week Devon is hosting the world première of These Hills Are Ours, written and performed by writer-performer Daniel Bye and singer-songwriter Boff Whalley (Chumbawamba), which explores their mutual love of running, celebrates the freedom to roam wild places – and asks what they are really running from.

A look back on Jaw Jaw

Jaw Jaw was a project conceived before the Covid-19 pandemic to address isolation and loneliness in our communities, and to offer creative and cultural activity to those who had previously been unable to access it. Villages in Action in partnership with Exhuberant Health & Wellbeing and Wellmoor, a part of the Moretonhampstead Development Trust, delivered […]

Villages in Action is Recruiting Trustees

About us Villages in Action (ViA) is a charity that has, for nearly 30 years, brought high quality professional performing arts events to communities in Devon, as part of a national rural arts touring network. We continue to work with many local volunteers to select and present theatre, music, dance and more, right in the […]

Jaw Jaw needs you!

Do you want to get involved in a singing or movement (dance) project with a difference? Do you live in East/ West/ Mid Devon, Teignbridge or South Hams? We are looking for people who don’t tend to go out much to join us for a series of online creative workshops, and meet-ups where you can […]

Villages in Action statement on Coronavirus

In the light of the latest government announcement regarding the ban on travel and theatre visits, as well as a rising number of concerns raised by our promoters, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel all the remaining Villages in Action events for the spring 2020 season. We hope to reschedule as many events […]

Jaw Jaw comes to Devon

Jaw Jaw is a new Villages in Action project to extend the reach of our performance events into the homes and lives of those most isolated and lonely – both young and old –  in our rural communities. The project is designed to test new online methods of supporting these groups and bringing some of […]

Celebrating Village Halls Week 2020

We’re joining Village Halls Week, an annual and national celebration of rural community spaces and the people whose time and dedication keep them going.

Our Spring 2020 performance programme has sprung!

We are very excited to present our spring 2020 programme of theatre, dance, music, and more in villages across Devon. As our spring season begins, we are delighted to present a new programme of theatre, music, dance and family shows from across the world in Devon’s wonderful and varied village halls, churches, pubs and community […]

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