You are invited to a day of free family-friendly activities at the Barnfield Theatre
SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, 10AM – 5:30PM – DROP IN ANYTIME
The free event will celebrate the creative and cultural connections between Exeter and Devon’s communities as well as what makes them unique.
Festival attendees can meet new people and experience a wide range of fun activities and performances, including:
- Arts and crafts sessions
- Caribbean and Hindu dance workshops
- Dual language poetry
- Food tasting
- Live music, stand-up comedy and theatre
- Mehndi (Henna) body art
- Photography exhibition
- Children’s storytelling
- A treasure hunt
The Story of Us was developed by the Northcott’s Encompass group, which is composed from members of Exeter and Devon’s Caribbean, Hindu and Polish communities, and realised in creative partnership with South West-based theatre company Beyond Face.
The Encompass group formed last November to explore what they saw, what they were not seeing and what they wanted to see in Exeter and Devon’s cultural spaces. The Story of Us embodies their arm to create, enjoy and share cultural experiences together as a wider community while celebrating and highlighting the diversity of people and heritages throughout the city and county.
Every aspect of the festival has been dreamed up and brought into being by a wonderful group of community members. They have worked tirelessly together to plan and deliver what promises to be a fun day with something for everyone.
Nicole Redfern, Community Engagement Producer at Exeter Northcott Theatre
The festival is free to attend, but certain activities may be ticketed due to limited seating availability at the Barnfield. You will be able to view the full festival programme and book tickets for activities in the coming weeks.