EQUALITY STAGE

SATURDAY

12.30 Widsith & Deor Storytelling Theatre

Widsith & Deor Storytelling Theatre are a duo with an unrivalled on stage chemistry who specialise in female heroes, unusual tales from around the globe and UK, and original adaptations of classic & modern fiction abridged for storytelling, and all with their own unique stamp and lashings of cross-dressing! They perform at countless festivals and events as well as programming stages, including being regulars at Glastonbury Festival and the Beautiful Days. They are the hosts of Exeter Storyclub and present the Phonic Drama Show on Phonic FM.

13.00 Kenson Low’s Dinosaur Rider

The wonderful Kenson Low of Kavatar Arts, as well as being a professional artist, illustrator, and designer for many high profile clients, creates wondrous sci fi scapes and makes extraordinary beasts! Come and see his amazing Dinosaur Rider in action – always a a big attraction!

13.20 Raventales

Raventales, comprised of Michael & Wendy Dacre, are well known throughout Britain as some if its most articulate, witty and lively storytellers. Travelling the Continent and starring at many festivals, they weave enchantment wherever they go, with entertaining, thoughtful, rip-roaring tales, told with passion, power, consummate skill & interwoven with haunting song!

13.50 Nicole Wakeling

Devon based American singer/song writer Nicole Wakeling presents highly entertaining renditions of familiar songs like Radiohead’s Creep or One Day Like This by Elbow as well as her own compositions such as the beautiful Circus Song. Nicole’s own musical adventures have seen her playing a variety of styles internationally. A classically trained opera singer, she has a love for gospel, jazz, Latin American and world music all the while stoking the fire for alt/Indie rock, Brit pop and trip hop, plus English folk music and has been in a number of bands.

14.20 Ulrika-Igraine

Ulrika-Igraine is a Swedish/Peruvian songstress, songwriter and performer who thoroughly enjoys having her feet firmly planted in the genre of alternative folk music. She is also passionate about traditional folk and burns for mediaeval ballads from her native country of Sweden. Her music and songs tell stories of things that were, things that might have been and things you dream about but forget when you wake.

14.40 Louisa A. Parker

Louisa Adjoa Parker is of Ghanaian and English heritage, and comes from Dorset. She writes and performs powerful poetry & writes fiction, social history and articles. She began writing to explore early experiences of feeling ‘different.’ Louisa is passionate about equality and social justice, is widely published, has performed to great acclaim at many events and been Writer in Residence for various places including Lit Up! and Poole Libraries, HMP YOI Portland, etc..

15.00 Sara Hurley

Sara Hurley travels to fairs, festivals and streets, museums, libraries and theatres, markets, fields and kitchens all around the country. Most recently seen at Cheltenham Literature Festival, Camp Bestival, Port Eliot Literary Festival, Nottingham Riverside Festival and Hastings Storytelling Festival, she has a captivating style which will draw you into her story world!

15.20 Kat Black

We are proud to present New Zealand born Kat Black – a one woman rock ‘n’ roll sensation with killer riffs and an attitude to match! She has powered through gigs and wins fans everywhere with her stompin’ sets, storming energy, terrific tunes and powerful charisma. Haven’t heard her yet? Now’s your chance!

15.50 Peter Farrie

Peter Farrie is an engaging and funny singer/songwriter & musician. His self-produced debut album Skeptileptic was recently mastered at Super Audio Mastering, Dartmoor and was released on 4th May ’18. He is known for his trademark witty wisdom and compelling commentary on life. His songwriting has drawn comparison with The Divine Comedy, Tim Minchin and Tom Lehrer.

16.15 Ros & John Wehner

Ros & John Wehner are hosts of The Plough Storytelling Circle in Gt. Torrington. Ros is a storyteller who weaves magic with her words and gestures, casting her spell over the audience. With a background in theatre and dance and a specialism in Shakespeare, she has performed at many events. John is a warm and engaging storyteller appealing to audiences of all ages. He appears in schools throughout the region, in the character of Sir Francis Holyoake helping to bring history to life. Together they have performed at Dumstock Festival, the Blackberry Picking Festival and at the Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington etc.

16.45 Widsith & Deor Storytelling Theatre

Widsith & Deor Storytelling Theatre are a duo with an unrivalled on stage chemistry who specialise in female heroes, unusual tales from around the globe and UK, and original adaptations of classic & modern fiction abridged for storytelling, and all with their own unique stamp and lashings of cross-dressing! They perform at countless festivals and events as well as programming stages, including being regulars at Glastonbury Festival and the Beautiful Days. They are the hosts of Exeter Storyclub and present the Phonic Drama Show on Phonic FM.

SUNDAY

12.30 Rosie Eade

Rosie Eade “Folk-Pixie”, “One of the loveliest new voices on the folk and acoustic music scene” (Village Pump Folk Club, 2013). Inspired by Kate Bush and The Who as much as Steeleye Span, Rosie sings life inspired stories written over many years gigging solo around the country, from a party in a field to Glastonbury’s Avalon Café, arranged around her love of folk, rock and thrashing her old guitar. A gifted performer, she sings with a haunting and engaging quality.

13.00 Clive Pig the Storyfella

Clive Pig is an exceptional and charismatic performer, he tells tales like a one man blockbuster movie, and the moment he steps on a stage, you can tell at once that he was the lead singer in a successful band before he became an international storyteller doing gigs for the likes of the British Council and 10 Downing Street! In between tours abroad and rock festivals, he graces the Tipi Stage. Don’t miss him!

13.30 Substance & Shadow Theatre present The Fisherman & His Soul

Rosie & Midge Mullin of Exeter based theatre company Substance & Shadow, with many successful, sell out and award nominated shows to their name, are passionate about producing powerful, thought provoking, challenging and quality drama and present their inventive and original take on Oscar Wilde’s reply to Hans Christian Anderson’s Little Mermaid – stirring, tragic, funny and beautiful.

14.00 Janet Dowling

Janet Dowling has been a professional storyteller since 2000, working with children and adults in different settings – museums, schools, hospitals and community projects, performing at events and festivals and using active audience participation and involvement. She is an engaging and enticing storyteller, the host of story circles & is a member of the Society for Storytelling.

14.20 One Man, 5 Poets by Chris Brooks

Popular poet, comedian and MC Chris Brooks presents extracts from his new show ‘One Man, Five Poets’ with his alter egos! Chris is a host of many spoken word and cabaret nights and events, an experienced storytellers and workshop host and has appeared at numerous festivals.

15.00 The Weather House by Susan Taylor & Simon Williams

The Weather House is an utterly charming show about the weather. Imagine a little Bavarian Weather House, with tiny figures predicting rain & shine. These two well loved Devon poets, become those figures and tell poems of the weather and weathervane hearts. An absolute delight!
Susan Taylor & Simon Williams are widely published poets, regulars at the Ways with Words Festival and former Directors of the Arvon Foundation.

15.40 Dave Sawyer’s Sanzachord

David Sawyer is a remarkable visual artist and musician and member of Art Haven. He exhibits work regularly, including his amazing sound sculptures. As a musician he builds and designs his own original instruments, of which the incredible Sanzachord, is one. Hypnotic and mesmeric, it’s truly unmissable!

16.10 Deborah Hamilton

Deborah is a gifted musician, who plays viola and violin with immense charm and is a joy to listen to. She plays in orchestras and at frequent concerts, gigs, workshops and shows, teaches music and is a member of various bands and ensembles including Keltia and Sparrow’s Web.

16.40 Widsith & Deor Storytelling Theatre

Widsith & Deor Storytelling Theatre are a duo with an unrivalled on stage chemistry who specialise in female heroes, unusual tales from around the globe and UK, and original adaptations of classic & modern fiction abridged for storytelling, and all with their own unique stamp and lashings of cross-dressing! They perform at countless festivals and events as well as programming stages, including being regulars at Glastonbury Festival and the Beautiful Days. They are the hosts of Exeter Storyclub and present the Phonic Drama Show on Phonic FM.