Taking box forts to a whole new level, join Shambush in building a hope-filled, flamboyant, welcoming playhouse with purpose. We need your help to make this happen this July 1st and 2nd.
Festival-goers can enjoy the opportunity to get hands on with the building process and decorate their own box brick and partake in a mass display of positivity.
Unlike some, we want to build walls and to build walls that show off the better side of humanity and welcome everyone, so we want to build a giant cardboard box house, where people decorate recycled boxes with kind words about something or someone they love, a welcoming message to those who may feel alienated, a story about their community, something they’d wish for or would like to do to make the world a happier place…
We will also be encouraging donations on the day to Refugee Kitchen and local homeless shelter The Passage. People can bring their box pre-decorates or filled with donations (there will be a list provided of suitable donations)
We need your help to fund transport and materials. Everyone taking part in creating this project will be volunteering. We will need paints, materials for a frame structure and decoration, transport of boxes - we will be collecting recycled boxes from a selection of places, and refreshements for volunteers, who will be spending 2 days working on this project and towards cost of advertising and branding.
Take part at SouthWestFest's main Festival Day on Saturday 1st of July, 12-6pm and then at the Duffield Room, Clore Gallery, Tate Britain on Sunday 2nd July, 2pm - 6pm and watch the building and finished result.
Renowned for their nonsensicalness and bringing people together Shambush! have garnered international acclaim, and sparked an international Day of Wuthering after producing The Ultimate Kate Bush Experience, the video of which went viral online and inspired thousands of Kate Bush fans to dance globally on July 16th 2016. Amongst many theatrical, walkabout performances and other events, their works include an interactive game show experience, hosted at Brighton Dome, which attracted over 5,000 people and Shamland! (a unique, participatory model village).