Interactive art project comes to Barnstaple


Get ready to embark on a journey of imagination and creativity as BRED, an innovative interactive art project, arrives at the vacant shop unit opposite Tarko Lounge in Barnstaple’s Green Lanes shopping centre from 24 to 28 May. BRED, a fictional company, promises to delight visitors with its blend of humour and thought-provoking experiences, challenging perceptions of productivity, value, and dough.

BRED welcomes everyone to join in from 11am to 4pm daily. There's no need to book; simply drop by and let your curiosity guide you through this unique artistic experience.

Join BRED for a special Disco Brunch event on Sunday 26 May from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. For just £2, guests can indulge in an informal gathering filled with eating, chatting, and dancing. Secure your spot now by purchasing tickets on Eventbrite.

Commissioned by North Devon Council and the Flourishing Barnstaple Project and supported by public funding from Arts Council England, BRED breathes new life into public spaces through interactive art and performance. Working closely with local partners and businesses, including Doohickie Productions, East West Bakery, St John’s Garden Centre, Lifestyle Office and Home Furniture, and the Green Lanes Shopping Centre, BRED revitalises disused areas in the heart of Barnstaple.

Cultural Producer, Lee Baxendale, says: "We are thrilled to be bringing this unique and inventive piece of work to Barnstaple, and especially into an unused unit in Green Lanes. This marks the first step in our ‘meanwhile spaces’ project, in which we hope to fill up some of Barnstaple’s empty shops with cultural events to create a real artistic buzz in the centre of town."

BRED's CEO and Founder, Julia Pond: "The BRED team is beyond excited to be bringing the interactive performance to Barnstaple's Green Lanes. We believe that occupying vacant high street spaces with performance is a win for communities and artists; a chance to revitalise unused space and inject creativity and humour into an everyday trip to the shops."

Having captivated audiences at venues and events such as TripSpace’s Make Movement Matter Festival, Trinity Laban, Calm Down Dear Festival at Camden People’s Theatre, Gallery Lock-in Brighton, and Open House Hackney / Intercultural Roots, BRED continues to evolve and innovate. Residencies with Pavilion Dance Southwest (Bournemouth) and third-theatre collective Cross-Pollination at Stendis / Odin Teatret (Denmark) have further enriched the project's artistic journey.

Prepare to be inspired and entertained by BRED's unique blend of art and imagination. Whether you're a seasoned art enthusiast or simply looking for a fun outing, BRED promises an engaging experience for all.

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