Rag and Bone are a company of artists, makers, musicians, performers, storytellers, dreamers, inventors and researchers.

We create vivid, memorable outdoor performance – inspired by the mysteries of improvisation and the glories of noise, by the richness of folklore and mythology, by the hidden histories in the landscape around us, and by traditions of festivities and fairs, street music and carnivals from around the world.

Rag and Bone was founded in 2008 by Tim Hill and Dave Young

Close associates and partners:

  • Noeline Kavanagh – silent partner, advisor and inspirer
  • Adam Stout – researcher, writer and Tatterdemalion King of String
  • Geraldine Giddings – marketing advisor and listener
  • Jane Gaffikin – costume, wardrobe, photography & video, and admin/gig support.

We have an ongoing collaboration and artistic relationship with pa-Boom and work regularly with Noeline Kavanagh and the team at Macnas.

Between us we have a wealth of experience in outdoor performance and theatre – and have created, designed and directed work for  Walk the Plank, Cirque Bijou, Huddersfield Festival of Light, Desperate Men, Newbury Corn Exchange, Salisbury International Festival, South Hill Park Bracknell, and many more…

We work with a talented and dedicated group of associated freelancers and artists including: Tarn Aitken, Jon Bielstein, Sarah Dicks, Bob Fisher, Dan Fox, Jane Gaffikin, Helen Gregg, Ben Phillips, Jamie Proud, Will Strange, Martin West, and Damien Wright. We also work with the street bands Tongues of Fire and The Big Noise .