Creating flexible, open-hearted and inviting spaces
Wool, Water and Wealth
The Boat Shed Pop Up Festival
Artist Opportunity: Design The Boat Shed’s Mini Golf
We’ve teamed up with Active Devon to create the best crazy golf course this side of Marsh Barton.
Extra-Live Theatre at The Bike Shed
Coming up soon we have a show featuring an especially inclusive style which is designed to make all audience members feel at home. Although inclusivity and accessibility are values we already try to live by at The Bike Shed, The North! The North! goes further than that.
Cow: A Week in the Unit
Cow is set in Devon, where I grew up, and I knew that I wanted the story to have a connection with the area, and to be performed to Devon audiences. I got in touch with The Bike Shed and Director, Lucy Wray, and I went down to meet The Bike Shed Producer, Emily Souter-Johnson, to talk about the project. Emily was really positive and kindly offered us a week’s development time at ‘The Unit’ – The Bike Shed’s collaboration with Exeter County Council, which allows artists to use an empty shop unit in the city. For one week in March we were based in a space on South Street, which I remembered as the old fabric shop I used to visit with my mum.
One day left. Be a part of it.
The risk was significant. We made a big announcement and jumped off the diving board, not knowing where we’d land. If people didn’t give, not only would it look rather embarrassing, not only would be struggle to make the start-up start up, but we’d also have been given quite a strong message about the future viability of the whole project.
Women of the World Exeter Invite
Come and help plan the first WOW - Women of the World Exeter: a festival for everyone that celebrates women and girls.
In 2012, when Fin and I weren't able to pay ourselves, we were given an envelope with around seven ten pound notes in it. It was a gift from a handful of Labour city councillors. In exchange, they wanted a drink on our menu called Red or Dead - the name of their quiz team. What we did with the money was up to us.
Why I Wrote ‘The Episode’
I’m trying to work out why I wrote this play. I’m finding it very difficult. So, I thought I’d try and explain why I think the inspiration for the show, ’America’s Next Top Model’ is worthy of a play and a conversation.