The Manor Pavilion is the venue for a number of special shows through the week. So far confirmed are:
SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST
FRAMED: The Story of Alice Wheeldon
A new folk music and song show written and performed by Moirai (Jo Freya, Sarah Matthews and Mel Biggs). Alice Wheeldon, well known & respected in Derby, was a feisty, principled working woman from a free-thinking family, who supported women’s suffrage & emancipation, rational dress & mixed bathing, social justice & were opposed to war.
At the onset of WW1, Alive and her family were framed for plotted to poison Prime Minister David Lloyd George. A 100-year old tale of fake news, family values and activism which is oh so relevant in our turbulent modern world.
MONDAY 3RD AUGUST
A DEVONSHIRE GARLAND
A miscellany of local songs and stories ranging from the (mythical) origins of Plymouth to the harrowing tale of the village that fell into the sea to various ghosts and black dogs. Presented by Sam Richards, Michael Dacre and Andy Clarke. Songs include: Tune Fish n Tatters (Devon tune), Rhozzums (A few short humorous Devon stories), Round the horn, (Song about Plymouth sailors) and many more.
WEDNESDAY 5TH AUGUST
STORIES & BALLADS with Dan Keding, Frankie Armstrong, David Jones & Louise Sherman
SUNDAY 2ND AUGUST
THE COLLECTING OF NATHAN TWIST
Matthew Crampton tells a detective story, of sorts, about an obscure American song collector in the 1950s called Nathan Twist. In this unusual and sometimes unsettling show, storyteller Crampton uses a hand-written diary of Twist to trace his urgent journeys collecting stories and songs related to the supernatural, particularly selkies and nightvisiting.
TUESDAY 4TH AUGUST
MAIREARAD GREEN & ANNA MASSIE , Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, Brighde Chaimbeul.
THURSDAY 6TH AUGUST
TRAVELING WITH THOMAS: LAUREL SWIFT
An Ancient Tale. A New Twist. A Musical Journey. An interactive evening of music presenting new songs, dance, music and artwork exploring the folk legends of Thomas the Rhymer. Drawing extensively from folk music and dance, composer and choreographer Laurel Swift invites you to join her on an exhilarating musical journey, with a fabulous cast of dancers and musicians on the scene, including Paul Sartin and Dave Delarre.