Janitors of the Ridiculous and the Beautiful

  • The Boneyard
  • Tatterdemalion Grove

    Tatterdemalion Grove - installation proposal

  • Burning Bright

    Burning Bright

Bone Yard Tales @ Greenwich & Docklands

Category : Bone Yard Tales, Current Work · No Comments · by June 28, 2013

Just got back from Greenwich and Docklands festival – our fourth outing for Bone Yard Tales so far. In summary – extreme luck with the weather, Old Royal Navy College backdrop, King Charles Lawn, beached whale, amazing smells from Greenwich Market, Premier Inn thumbs up, small pub meals thumbs down, new hire van practically loads & unloads itself, crinkly dried leaf confetti substitute result, new costume for Rag fits first time, lovely appreciative crowds, pints by the Thames, jobs a good un.

Some photos:

Photo of Rag, character in Bone Yard Tales
And another thing, I want a classical backdrop in every gig from now on…

Photo of scene from Bone Yard Tales with performers on moving towers
The Bone Yard Ark sets sail…

Photo of the beast attacking rag and bone in Bone Yard Tales
The Beast of the Bone Yard attacks

Somerfest & The Endless Parade

It’s a busy time of year for Rag and Bone – no resting on our worn out laurels in the Boneyard. Tim Hill and Geraldine Giddings organised the Endless Parade – a 1 day conference in Taunton, Somerset exploring parades, processsions, carnivals and other mobile transports of delight. Rag and Bone were there with some of the procesional devices, mutant bicycles and mobile beasts we’ve made in the last year or so.

Two days later on 15th June we were a core part of 2 processions for Somerfest in Taunton town centre, along with Mike Pattison from Kinetica and his amazing contraptions from the Paralympics Closing Ceremony, and the The Big Noise.  Much fun was had by all, including participants and an unsuspecting public. We’re hoping this can turn into a regular event – here at Rag and Bone we delight in seeing town centres full of colour, fun, mayhem and a joyful noise.

The Bone Yard Beast goes shopping on Taunton High street
The Bone Yard Beast goes shopping on Taunton High Street

The Somerset Wind Gatherer - designed and built by Rag and Bone
The Somerset Wind Gatherer – designed and built by Rag and Bone

The Bone Yard Beast loose on the streets of Taunton!
The Bone Yard Beast loose on the streets of TauntonThe Bone Yard Beast goes shopping on Taunton High Street

Horns of Fire

Category : Current Work, General Info · No Comments · by June 26, 2013

Horns of Fire, our musical fire garden collaboration with Pa-Boom  is available and taking bookings for this Autumn and Winter. It was first commissioned for the Huddersfield Festival of Light in December 2012.

Photo of Horns of Fire installation

The installation lasts for up to 5 hours, and can be configured in many different permutations to suit different locations and events. Musically it also comes with several different options:

  • PA and pre-recorded soundtrack with DJ/sound engineer (samples of the sound of the fire itself a speciality!)
  • Lone minstrel wandering the flickering pathways, playing reeds and sax.
  • 3-piece brass and percussion ensemble
  • Large (7 piece+) brass, reed and percussion band
  • Any combination of the above…

Contact us for further information and booking details.

Mad Max steampunk Wombles

Category : Uncategorized · No Comments · by June 11, 2013

Three gigs down and here’s some reviews and views of the show so far.




We’re absolutely delighted with ourselves to be described as “like modern, Mad Max steampunk Wombles” and as “totally Bonkers and very British”.