The Hurly Burly and Hullabaloo of work and life has meant we’ve been sorely neglecting the blog of late. Well we got the plumbers in, removed the blockage from the blog and it should be running freely now….
Some video footage and photos of some of the shenanigans we’ve been up to is available
Since then we’ve also been working with our friends Macnas in Galway and Dublin – we’ll post more about our adventures there soon…
We’ve recently posted some newly found footage of one of our favourite shows from the last few years onto Vimeo. The Ghost Horn was a watery lament and processsion held in 2 locations in Taunton and Bridgewater in 2012. We think it has further potential and we’re keen to re-invigorate and revive it for other locations – canals, rivers, marinas and lakes.
Having finally clawed and crawled our way out of Hibernation in the Boneyard, we’re unleashing a raft of fantastic new business ventures on the unsuspecting year.
We’re starting off with our new Dental and Oral Hygiene service for Processional Beasts, Giants and Creatures (see below)
* Bespoke Ark design, build and consultancy services – with a special emphasis on the locating, saving and safe keeping of mythical creatures
*Bonsai Fireshows – in an Age of Austerity, miniature is the new Big
*Bone-Heads – a new concept in hats
Some photos below, see more great photos of the event here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sovietuk/sets/72157637984060425/with/11018430456/
The Hot Heads make a primal, totemic night time installation, and could well feature either on their own, as part of our Horns of Fire garden, or as part of a fiery finale to a show, procession, event or festival.
Roar! is a new show we’re developing, a light on it’s feet, fun and furious offshoot of Bone Yard Tales.
Roar is a promenade performance for urban spaces and festival sites about a 16ft scrap-yard beast and George, who is obsessed with dragons. Self-contained and battery powered, Roar features live music, performers, puppets and props, is for all ages and can take place day and night. Roar delights in stories of dragons and beasts, and includes songs, ballads, chases, encounters, diversions, dances, battles & bun fights.
Contact us for further information.
Rag and Bone’s Dave Young has been feverishly welding away in a dark, satanic mill, on a new collaborative project with pa BOOM! Hot Heads is an Arts Council, England supported R&D project – 3 sculptural charcoal braziers in the form of giant heads. These enigmatic, blazing totems are nearly ready for their first outing into the world – an evening at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in late November. We’ll post more news on this project as it develops, in the meantime here are some photos from the test run of the very first Hot Head.
MintFest was the final outing for Bone Yard Tales this year. Now the Bone Yard must creak and groan its own dusty lullaby, fold into itself like a hibernating clock and settle into it’s barn for a Winter of rusty snoring, musty autumnal dreams and occasional scrapyard flatulence.
A hearty thank you to everybody involved – without you all it would not be possible.
We have our own specially unqualified Quack Doctor who will be checking up on the sleeping BoneYard during the winter months and will let us know when the first stirrings and rumblings start in the Spring.