Bestival 2017

An evening and an afternoon parade were performed by Shademakers at Bestival, on its new site at Lulworth Castle, along with Batala Portsmouth, Roundhouse Theatre Summer School students, Cirque Bijou, Area 51 and Kinetica Bloco. Oceana Costumes   Blue Butterfly   Batala Portsmouth        

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GREENHAM: 100 YEARS OF WAR AND PEACE

“The extraordinary history of Greenham Common formed the basis of a large-scale spectacular community theatrical event and show, performed live on the runway of the former RAF and USAAF Airbase to an audience of thousands. Paola Dionisotti (RSC, National Theatre, Game of Thrones) led the volunteer and professional performers in an unique dramatic event involving […]

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Camp Bestival, Lulworth Cove, Dorset

Camp Bestival was wet and windy this year! More than half our team lost their tents and had to go home early. Due to the weather, the night parades were cancelled and we did one parade on Saturday morning. Tiger dancer costumes went out for the first time.  

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NPO status Renewed

We’re pleased to announce that Shademakers will continue to be a National Portfolio Organisation as announced by Arts Council England this week. Expect exciting things from us in 2018-2022! Thank you to ACE for continuing to support what we do, and congratulations to many other carnival colleagues and arts organisations who have sustained their funding. […]

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