Friday 21 May 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ashburton Arts Centre
Admission is by donation – though to be sure of a place, please book here in advance.
These Hills Are Ours: A tour with a difference
Over two weeks in May 2020, Daniel Bye and Boff Whalley were due to visit Devon with their show These Hills Are Ours. The plan was to connect Devon’s two coasts north to south, performing each night at rural venues, and running between venues by day. During the middle weekend they planned to lead a choir on a walk between beauty spots, singing an original song and making the final short film in a series, charting similar expeditions around the country – here’s one of the earlier ones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4jB6-0wsks
Obviously, none of that happened. But one year on from the original engagement, it looks as though it might just be possible this May.
Dan and Boff plan to run Devon coast-to-coast, performing shows along the way. Starting on the quay at Hartland, they’ll perform in beauty spots, up hills, by waterfalls, in coves. They’ll perform on the village green, or in a back garden. Each performance will be different, and each location will tell a different story about what we’ve been missing this past year.
The shows, the engagements with audience and singers, and the adventure of the journey running (and probably camping) between performances, will be filmed to create a documentary. It’ll be a love letter to the magnificent Devon countryside from coast to coast.
And it’ll be a story of everything we’ve missed over the past year – live performance, singing together and journeys in wild places.
Come and be part of the Ashburton installment. On the day they’ll be running to us from Chagford.
This is planned to be an outdoor performance in the Arts Centre forecourt. Admission is by donation – though to be sure of a place, please book here in advance.