On Our Turf is a brand new initiative from York Theatre Royal to take arts-based activities across Yorkshire. It is based around engaging new audiences, new participants, new artists and new communities.
Using York Theatre Royal as a central hub for its operations and four already established venues in Easingwold, Helmsley, Selby and Pocklington, On Our Turf will be producing theatre in the most unexpected places, making and creating remarkable events, festivals and performance in the county’s more rural regions.
So far we have hosted four festivals around our market towns. #LittleFest takes place in shops, restaurants, squares, tea rooms, alleyways, churches, pubs, gardens and fish and chip shops. They are weekends full of theatre, music, crafts, poetry, dance, storytelling, workshops, singing, making, adventures, eating and drinking. Artists from near and far come to peddle their ideas and imaginations. This will become an annual cycle of festivals.
Keep up to date with our What's On pages and over on Twitter via @YorkTheatre #LittleFest. We are always looking for more folk to get involved, so have a look at the pages on here and give us a shout if you're up for it.
Hopefully see you in our towns sometime soon.