Sat 3 Jul - Sun 4 Jul

artsdepot's TogetherFest on Tour!

artsdepot's annual TogetherFest is a celebration of creativity and our community, and this year we're heading into the great outdoors!

Come and join us in the beautiful Bothy Gardens at Stephens House & Gardens for a packed programme including fun pop-up performances and drop-in family workshops to enjoy in the sunshine. Including:

  • Kamishibai storytelling shows from A Thousand Cranes (Sat only)
  • artsdepot's Poetry Party with Simon Mole & Gecko (Sun only)
  • Family Origami Workshops (Sat only)
  • Family Craft Workshops with the Flowerbank (both days)
  • Book Swap for all ages (both days)

Plus more to be announced! See the What's On tab for more details.

Venue: Bothy Gardens, Stephens House & Gardens (find out how to get there)

Kamishibai storytelling shows from A Thousand Cranes (Sat only)
A Thousand Cranes presents Kamishibai shows The Great Race! and Milky Way. Kamishibai Theatre is a traditional way of telling stories from Japan and both stories are presented by artist, Haruka Kuroda. Recommended for ages 4+.

Family Origami Workshops (Sat only)
Join Kumiko Mendl from A Thousand Cranes for a drop in Origami Workshop. Try your hand at origami cats, flapping birds and cranes, samurai hats and fun to assemble boxes. Be creative and enjoy the beautiful art of paper folding.

Curious Playground by Mobius Dance (Sat only)
A family friendly performance about a relationship between two siblings and friends, that sit at a crossroad faced with the inevitability of change. We meet them on their final day together, as their communication subtly begins to fall out of sync, whilst trying their best to express what each one means to the other.

Jay Foremans’ Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children (Sat only)

Jay Foreman is an award winning musical comedian whose songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman's UK/Ireland tour.Jay provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show which regularly sells out its entire runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

artsdepot's Poetry Party with Simon Mole & Gecko (Sun only)
Come together, write now! A celebration of music and poetry, with poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko. We’ll play fun (and quite silly) games to get to know each other and build your confidence and skill with words, then Simon Mole and Gecko will help you pen a poem with the power to send your picnic blanket skywards. And then they'll play some Beatles meets the Beastie Boys style bangers of their own. Recommended for ages 6+.

Bicycle Bistro with Circo Rum BaBa (Sun only)

Two eccentric moustachioed waiters arrive in style on their bistro on wheels. They lay the table, wind up the gramophone and unleash a choreographed 30 minutes of cafe mayhem. Vaudeville hat juggling, spinning plates, tea dancing, acrobatics, musical saw playing and a tantalizing table cloth trick.

Wastecraft with Ian Willey (Sun only)

Craft-y workshops that transform single-use packaging into fun and useful everyday items! At Togetherfest Ian from Wastecraft will be demonstrating how we can braid plastic bags using a Japanese technique called Kumihimo. Have a go and make your own braided bag key fob and help to weave the Togetherfest bag-rope!

Family Craft Workshops with the Flowerbank (both days)
Fun family workshops using natural materials, including Hapa Zome (leaf bashing!).

Book Swap for all ages (both days)
Bring along a book you've enjoyed and swap it for someone else's recommended read.

Booking Info


All ages

12pm - 4pm each day

This is a free, unticketed event and no booking is required.

Capacity is limited, at busy times a 1-in-1-out system will operate.

  • Sat 3 Jul 202112.00pm
  • Sun 4 Jul 202112.00pm

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