All our children's workshops and activities take place in the beautiful grounds of Shute Primary School, unless stated otherwise. Children aged 11 or older may attend events or workshops on their own. Children aged 10 or younger must be accompanied by someone aged 16 and over at all times.
FRIDAY 14th SEPTEMBER
4.30-6.00 Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice: child friendly opera performed by Grassroots Opera and children in the grounds of Shute Primary School. Tea and cake at 3:30 pm. Children are free; adults £10.
SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
10.00-12.00 Letice Littlewood's Land Art
2.00-4.30 Banny Pootschi's Punch and Judy Workshop, culminating in a performance*
SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
10.00-1.00 Penny Evans' Bushcraft
11.00-12.00 Renee Edward's Story telling circle
2.00-3.00 Ricky Romain's Sitar Workshop*
2.00-4.00 Penny Evans' Bushcraft
*For the Punch & Judy and Sitar workshops, parents should sign their children up by emailing us from the contact page. There is a minimum age of 5 and a maximum number of 10 kids for the Punch & Judy workshop. For the Sitar workshop, the minimum age is 8 and maximum number of kids is 20. All children and parents will be otherwise welcome to watch both workshops with children of any age.
Based in Axminster, Ricky Romain is a sitar player who plays Indian classical music. Over the last 16 years Ricky has performed at festivals, concert halls, art centres and weddings throughout the UK. He has also been involved in a wide variety of collaborations and recordings with classical Indian musicians and has worked with musicians from other musical and artistic genres including jazz, rock, folk, world and Western classical music, dance, and movement.
Ricky has also been involved in a number of school and community arts projects (www.rickyromain.com) using Indian folk and classical music as a focus for interdisciplinary study. For the last ten years he has been an associate lecturer in Indian classical music at the University of Plymouth.
Leti Littlewood lives with her husband and three children in Shute. She read Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, a PGCE at Homerton College, Cambridge and took her Masters in History of Art at St John's College, Oxford.
Back by popular demand after last year's successful workshop, Leti will be exploring landscape through art with the children, helping them make their own photograms and land sculptures in the festival grounds. All materials are provided.
Banny Poostchi is an Oxford graduate who worked as a lawyer for Warner Chappell Music Publishing and managed The Libertines between March 2000 and October 2003. She has long been fascinated with the tradition of Punch and Judy puppet shows and has performed with her puppets in a school in a traditional Caribbean island village.
Education ranger Penny Evans engages local schools, community groups and families in environmental education activities and events throughout East Devon’s countryside and amazing wild places. She helps to make learning outside of the classroom interesting and fun, inspiring young and old to value the natural world and spend more time in our great outdoors.