The 10 Parishes’ Festival which runs from 5 to 13 September opened with a drama that let the public enter the disused Wiveliscombe Town Hall for the first time in 50 years.
The Wellington-based surrealist multi-media performance company Forkbeard Fantasy gave an invited audience a taste of their highly unconventional sound and projection installation, ‘Beyond the Door: An Uncooperative Ghost’.
The performance took place in the spooky surroundings of Wiveliscombe Town Hall, a venue that has not been opened for 57 years. Its mysterious atmosphere provided both inspiration to Forkbeard’s team and access to intrigued local people.
The Festival promises to be a celebration of all types of creative arts in venues in Wiveliscombe and across its surrounding area.
Visitors to the 10 Parishes’ Festival can see the Forkbeard performance on Saturday 5 September from 10am to 3pm and on Sunday 6 September from 10 am to 5pm and share the ‘inexplicable inconveniences’ of the ghostly presence.
Sunday 6 September is Carnival Day in Wiveliscombe with a Street Market, live entertainment and, at 3pm, the Carnival Procession which this year celebrates Roald Dahl’s birthday by inviting participants to join the Dahl-themed procession through the town.