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From Devon With Love 2015

From Devon With Love 2015

Barbican Theatre & Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter


For 2015 Barbican Theatre Plymouth joined forces with the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter to deliver an annual festival of work celebrating this luscious county.

One county, two venues…how many artists can we fit in?!

Both venues invited artist to present theatre, dance, poetry, music and more – ranging from youth groups to emerging and establish companies. From Devon with Love is about sharing and showing off the wealth of Devon’s creative flair in two of the county’s most loved theatres.

Barbican Theatre programmed work across three weekends in January, alongisde a separate programme curated at the Bike Shed Theatre – culminating in a selection of pieces being chosen to be presented at the other venue, in addition to a final festival showcase at the Bike Shed Theatre on the final night.

Artists were invited to apply based on the following criteria:

-You must be living and making work in Devon, or have a strong history with the beautiful County

-Have a piece of work that is at least 30 minutes long and ready for a paying audience

-Be happy to work with simple technical support, due to volume of shows

-Be free to perform between the 12th and 31st January

-Be free on the 31st January for the closing celebration and showcase

-You must be willing and able to help promote your own show

In return, successful applicants were given a chance to perform their work, marketing support, a helping technical hand for your get-in and 50% of the Box Office takings – plus an artist ticket pass to see any of the shows during the festival a reduced price!

Below is a video from the Bike Shed’s festival in 2014:

From Devon With Love on Vimeo.

PLYMOUTH PROGRAMME: Produced by Dan Baker, Barbican Theatre

EXETER PROGRAMME: Produced by Chloe Whipple, Bike Shed Theatre