It will be an outdoor feast

Members of the Cornholme-based Canopy team at Whirligig Woods
Members of the Cornholme-based Canopy team at Whirligig Woods

Outdoor arts company, Canopy, based in Cornholme, has received Arts Council Funding for its 2014 project “Feast of the Farewells”.

This unique production is presented in partnership with Wild Rumpus, an award-winning production company that annually host Just So Festival. Wild Rumpus’s office is based in four acres of woodland, the Whirligig Woods, attached to Rode Hall estate in Cheshire, where Canopy will present its project on May 23 to 25.

It will also be collaborating with Manchester based AV specialists, Albino Mosquito.

“Feast of the Farewells is a three-day, immersive, theatre adventure,” says Canopy’s lead artist Sonya Moorhead. “We’re going to guide a group of families through a programme of theatre, outdoor interactions, a cross country treasure hunt and a magnificent feast.

“We want to create striking, theatrical experiences on natural landscapes. The wilder, the better! We love the challenge of working with family audiences so we jumped at Wild Rumpus’s invitation to use their woods; it’s a very natural partnership. So many people’s favorite childhood memories are from playing out and time spent outdoors with their families. In an age when playing out is in the decline, we see an artistic opportunity.”

For booking information go to, places are limited to ten families.