Summer Festivals 2017

Following our successful workshops at festivals in 2016, engaging with over 1000 people, we are pleased to announce where we are heading this summer!

As well as leading inclusive workshops for a range of ages, that will get people moving and being creative, we are going to be performing an adaptation of Country from Town and Country. Town and Country forms a part of Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures, a programme of hit pieces that launched his career.

Come and join us and use the hashtag #MBFestivalTour to share your pictures and experiences with us! Below you will find where we’re off to over the summer and if we’re delivering workshops, performances or both, we hope to see you there…

Canary Wharf
Saturday 1 July 2017
Times: 2.20pm & 3.45pm

We will be performing Country for Greenwich+Docklands International Festival as part of their annual outdoor dance programme, Dancing City, in Canary Wharf. Since 1996 GDIF has produced hundreds of inspiring and spell-binding street theatre shows in Greenwich and Tower Hamlets.

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Sunday 9 July
Times: 11.30am & 2pm

We will be delivering a Swan Lake and a Cinderella based workshop at Henley Festival. Henley Festival takes place over five days, celebrating the best of UK & international music and arts. It's a place to soak up the atmosphere and be entertained whilst experiencing a vibrant programme from pop to world music, classical to jazz.

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Saturday 15 July 2017

On 15 July we will be performing Country as well as delivering a workshop based on the performance. Latitude Festival is an annual arts festival that takes place in Henham Park, near Southwold, Suffolk. It was first held in July 2006 and has since won the UK Festival Awards ‘Line Up of the Year’ award in 2013 and 2015. We have visited Latitude many times in the past, where we have performed a duet from Swan Lake and also Spitfire – we’re very excited to be coming back in 2017!

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North Yorkshire
Sunday 23 July

Returning to Deer Shed Festival for a second year running we will be delivering two workshops, one based on The Red Shoes and the other on Cinderella. Deer Shed Festival is described as the best festival in music, arts and science for the whole family, set in beautiful North Yorkshire parkland.

Visit Deer Shed Festival's workshops page for further information

Saturday 29 July

1/ Early Adventures workshop / Happening Tent / 11am – 12noon
2/ Swan Lake workshop / Molly’s Bar / 1pm – 2pm
3/ Cinderella Workshop / All Singing All Dancing Tent / 4pm – 5pm

After delivering workshops to over 800 people last year we are returning to WOMAD festival on 29 July to deliver three workshops based on Country, Swan Lake and Cinderella! Celebrating its 35th year in the UK WOMAD is already one of the longest established cultural events in the world and have hosted festivals in more than 30 countries, enjoyed by a collective audience of millions.

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Saturday 29 July

On 29 July we will be over in Hertfordshire at Standon Calling delivering two workshops based on Country and Cinderella. Standon Calling is an independent festival with big acts, breaking bands, fun for families and late night partying.

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Sunday 30 July

We’re heading down to Dorset on 30 July to deliver a workshop on The Red Shoes and one on Cinderella. Camp Bestival is a multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday; something that they like to call a Festi-Holiday! 

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Summer Festivals 2017