All the World’s A Stage

A workshop exploring outdoor performance.

Wednesday 16th May 2012

10.00am to 4pm

Venue: The Cultivate Hub,

The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton TA1 1JL


This day event is open to anyone interested in the possibilities and potential of outdoor performance, a major growth area in the arts and creative industries and something that can touch and include everyone.


Starting with a short overview of the history and development of outdoor performance, the day will explore elements including costume and visual design, sound and music, big images and processional devices, food, performance and more, as well as practical issues around event production and management. A special focus will be on the development of Somerset as a making space for outdoor performance.


We will end by looking at how to dream, devise and create your own event.

There will also be a focus on some of the events happening nationally and regionally in this year of Olympic and Jubilee celebrations.


The workshop will be led by Tim Hill, producer of the Celebrating Somerset programme for the Cultural Olympiad. Tim has worked with companies like Welfare State International, Macnas and Cirque Bijou and is musical director for The Battle for the Winds, This year he is working on projects with Salisbury Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Oxford Playhouse, Lakes Alive and the Durham Brass Festival. You ca find out more on Somerset plans at


 Tim will be joined by Dave Young, one of the country’s finest makers of big outdoor images, machines and giants, who was one of the makers of the beautiful floating beacon recently seen outside The Brewhouse Theatre and at Bridgwater Marina. Dave is currently working with outdoor theatre companies Macnas in Ireland and Walk the Plank, as well as being the lead maker on the Berkshire Giants project.


To book a place or for more details please contact Tim Hill at


Transports of Delight is part of the Making Your Mark training scheme, helping to develop skills, ideas and partnerships in the outdoor creative industries and arts. It is organised by Tim Hill and the Creative Somerset team, based at the Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre in Taunton.


Making your Mark is supported by Somerset County Council’s Creative Industries Fund and The Arts Council.