We work with a range of community partners to deliver targeted projects within the locality
and beyond. Our work is diverse, engaging and fully inclusive.
‘Whirligig’ Festival of Outdoor Arts
‘Whirligig’ Festival is a free event for all the family, featuring an eclectic mix of stunning, outdoor entertainment guaranteed to make you whirl and twirl!
From crowd-pulling international shows, weird and wonderful walkabout acts and dancing in the streets to circus workshops, craft area and a host of fun activity, including facepainters, stilt walkers, a giant stegosaurus and a ‘smoothie’ bike, serving up freshly made flavours.
Whirligig is supported by Without Walls – Working with festivals and artists and bringing fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK. Find out more at www.withoutwalls.uk.com
For more information about this community event, click HERE
Pages of the sea
Thousands of people gathered on Weston-super-Mare beach on 11th
November 2018, to take part in Danny Boyle’s national initiative to mark the Armistice Centenary of the First World War. Delivered by Theatre Orchard in Weston, the poignant day of remembrance commemorated the millions of men and women who left our shores, many never to return.
For more information about this community event, click here.
65 reasons to be happy
Theatre Orchard also leads ongoing engagement projects on Weston-super-Mare’s South Ward, making the arts accessible to everyone.
Teenagers from Weston’s South Ward have been part of Theatre Orchard’s professional perform
Weston’s South Ward Performs
Theatre Orchard has been working with residents of Weston’s South Ward for the past 11 years, producing a total of 8 plays and 3 short films, all of which have explored social issues that affect daily lives within a context that is liberating, cathartic, collaborative and fun. The film ‘Forever in Your Debt’ has been used as a tool for peer to peer education on illegal money lending nationwide, and also inspired a BBC 1 documentary on the subject. Our programme on the South Ward has been delivered in partnership with a number of agencies including Avon and Somerset Police, and local housing associations.
To see some of the films co-created by Theatre Orchard and South Ward residents, click here