and now: (UK)

Installation: sat 17-tue 20 sept, 1-6pm
Performance: wed 21 sept, arrive 7pm for a 7.30pm prompt start up on Top Parts hill (20 mins walk from the car park)
Location: littlebredy and surrounding area

And Now: invite us to explore a hilltop location with commanding views across the South Dorset Ridgeway, discover an installation within the landscape and on the last night of summer before the autumn equinox, experience a one-off live performance, exploring the tensions and balances in our contemporary landscapes.

Each day seek out waymarkers along ancient and modern pathways, discover the unexpected and contribute to the growing installation. For the final evening, movement, sound, smells and the transformative power of fire combine in an atmospheric performance experience.

the artists
Artists Mandy Dike and Ben Rigby work together as And Now: to conceive, design and create visual performance, image and installation. Inspired by a passion for natural materials and the transformative nature of fire, they create unexpected, accessible and entertaining public experiences.

venue choice
The South Dorset Ridgeway is one of Dorset’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB): rich in archaeology, wildlife, geology, great walks and views. We are returning to Littlebredy to share this hidden gem of an area and to explore the relationship between the ancient ceremonial landscape and its contemporary farming use.

visitor information
Download a map guide (pdf) in advance below, or collect one on the day from the festival information point. For detailed access information, please see the Wayfaring Access Guide (pdf).  If you feel you may need more support in preparing for your visit to Wayfaring, please download this additional information sheet (pdf).

IMPORTANT: the performance on Wednesday evening is on a spectacular hilltop that is a 20 minute walk from the car park at Littlebredy Cricket Pavilion (DT2 9HX).  Please leave yourself enough time to park and walk up to the performance site as the event will start promptly at 7.30pm to coincide with sunset.  You are strongly advised to wear windproof clothing and bring a torch – the location is exposed and it will be completely dark by the end of the event.  If you can, arrive by 5pm, so you will have time to view the installation trail too.

Images: And Now:, Photos: Nick Read

Getting to the event

littlebredy and surrounding area

As this is the most rural of this year’s festival locations, we highly recommend that you car share in order to access the event. For public parking please use the postcode DT2 9HL, then follow the event signage when entering the village. Blue badge holders should please contact the Inside Out Dorset team in advance on 01305 260954 for information regarding blue badge parking.

Get Involved

Open call out – be part of Wayfaring

And Now: are looking for adults who would like to be part of this one-off event on top of a hill at dusk on the evening of the Autumn equinox. You might have dance, drama or choral experience, or just like being in the outdoors! Lots of walking across rough terrain is involved – you can be any age, but you must be fit and able to commit to rehearsals on the evening of Tue 20 Sept at 6pm and the morning of Wed 21 Sept at 10am. Email Activate to register your interest.

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Supported by:

Core funded by Dorset County Council and Borough of Poole.