Entertainers & Workshops

How much entertainment and activity can we fit into one gorgeous field in the depths of beautiful Devon?  With most workshops on site free throughout the weekend, we can promise you things that will challenge you, entertain you, make you question things and make you smile wider than ever before! From ventriloquists to stilt walkers, jugglers to comedians, fire eaters to storytellers and workshops including archery, engineering, crafts, junkbuilds, hula hooping, laughter yoga and lots more…there really will be something for everyone, whatever age you are feeling that day! We want you to be enthralled by the colour and magic, amazed by the spectacle, learn something new or simply be entranced by the words and actions of those around you. Maybe you will be introduced to something you have never seen before, encouraged to take part in something you have never done before or maybe you will be inspired to create something you would never dreamed of creating.  So don that glitter, paint on that rainbow and come and have a great deal of fun!

Most of our workshops are free on site all weekend.  Some may ask for donations or a small charge but we endeavour to ensure most if not all are free for all to take part in.  Please note children must be accompanied by an adult to activities.


With a hunger to make movements in this evolving world of contemporary circus arts, Lavrak return to Glas-Denbury with their contortion, aerial work, fire shows and stilt walking, enticing and intriguing un-suspecting audiences. www.lavrak.org

OtherBrother Theatre Company – “YOU ARE HERE!”

OtherBrother Theatre return to the festival circuit for the third year running to present their new, uplifiting, feel good and exhilarating show “YOU ARE HERE” to you all!  It is all about celebrating the present moment and bringing positivity, creativity (and perhaps even the theory of relativity!) to you all!  They hope to introduce audiences to the joy of living in the here and now and cherishing the present moment!

“YOU ARE HERE is an uplifting, feel good, high energy performance that plays with the notion of the here and now, probability, and the staggering odds against making it this far. And yet here we are, and here you are, and we want to celebrate you! Join the Professors on a magical, whimsical adventure as we take you on a whirlwind micro journey through space and time, crashing into the present to celebrate your presence! “


Jungle Jim and his wild and whacky Animals!

Top TV ventriloquist Jimmy Tamley creates a “Rumble in the Jungle” as Jungle Jim with all his Jungle friends including Pee Wee the Elephant, Dan-de-Lion, Slippy the Seal, Boomerang-Utan, Scratch the Rat, Bam Bam the Panda, Mr Crockers and lots more wild and whacky characters! Everyone from the tiniest child to the oldest grandparent will adore the characters, comedy and be in awe of Jims technical ability. www.junglejim.co.uk


Junkfish Festival Fun

Junkfish offer a wonderful range of ‘make and take’ activities, all carefully prepared using mostly recycled materials and supervised by their helpful, friendly staff. Fun dressing up areas, relaxed family chill out areas including playdough café, book area with reading den, toys, duplo and outdoor attractions such as the amazing Junk Ball Run, giant garden games, hula hoops and circus skills equipment. There is also lots of colourful decoration to make and so much more – it’s brimming with craft ideas! We can see that this will attract big kids too!


White Rock Festival of Learning is an amazing event – one that Glas-Denbury loves and supports 100% so we are thrilled they are coming to Glas-Denbury to produce a wonderful area of learning for everyone to enjoy,  The theme will be “The Moors to The Sea” and they will be bringing craft activities for the children (and adults too!).  They will have animals to decorate, play dough, blocks to build with, colouring sheets, signs to paint and so much more to be announced!


Sylvan Adventures

Sylvan Adventures is a not for profit organisation based in the South West and provides fun, practical and outdoor learning experiences for individuals and organisations. They have a passion for nature and outdoor learning and they want to share their knowledge and enthusiasm through first hand experience to ensure the sustainability of our natural world.  In this digital age our connection to nature is often neglected or missing as we lead our busy lives. Through nature adventures they hope to enable people to create meaningful connections to nature in a fun and playful way as well as experiencing and learning new skills.  Sylvan Adventures will be running craft nature workshops and both a soft Archery (for the younger ones) and traditional Archery area at Glas-Denbury.  The Wandering Whittler Wood workshop will have Shave horses available to all, where you can whittle and wood carve. They also will have lots of other things going on, activities and adventures throughout the festival.


Seadream Education

Seadream is a non-profit, Community Interest Company which aims to bring exciting science and engineering outreach to instil passion, awe, knowledge, understanding and respect for the world around us. Seadream Education CIC delivers Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to primary and secondary and schools as well as public awareness raising and events.  Seadream will be at Glas-Denbury with lots of hands on activities including “demo” tables with controlled demonstrations including a Van de Graff generator, air zookers, slinkies and wave, rainbows and skittles.  Come and learn something whatever your age and have some fun whilst you do! www.seadreameducation.com


Blackheart O’Brixham

Joining us at Glas-Denbury this year – A Pirate o’ Disrepute!


Sun Lotus Taiko

“Big drums, big sticks, big moves; Sun Lotus Taiko perform a Japanese style of spiritual drumming with drama and beauty of form. Hear the thunder!”


Sign To Shine

“Breaking Down Communication Barriers”

Glas-Denbury is truly thrilled to have Sign to Shne with us this year. They are currently working with some of our artists in order to sign sing  some of their songs throughout the festival so why not come to one of their workshops to learn some sign language so you can understand her whilst dancing away to the bands?

 “I’ve used British sign language all my life and have a passion about bringing it to the mainstream. I believe everyone can benefit from learning British sign language (BSL) and I also think that it mixes with music beautifully. It can bring lyrics to life, give a visual feeling to the words.It’s poetic in its own way.”

On Saturday 8th Sign to Shine will be hosting Signing workshops for children and adults alike. Saturday morning session will be “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt” – an opportunity for everyone to learn how to sign this wonderful story with props an lots of fun to be had! Later that day there will be a session with the story “We’re going on a Bar Hunt”….. come and learn how to sign this fabulous parody!   “We’re going on a bar hunt. We’re going to find a cool one. The babysitter’s booked. We’re not old!” 





July 7th – 9th 2017

Fairfield Farm, Denbury, nr Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6DQ