Come and help in our Social Initiative / Community involving Circus / Theatre / Events in Exeter, UK


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    We run a not for profit organisation. We run Circus, Theatre, Learning Events. We are working to tackle social issues through the arts and entertainment.....

    We need a team and we need volunteers to support our social work and ecological approach to all activities and the process of making circus....

    If you feel like you fit the following then get in touch to find out when we will be open or not for workaway involvement....

    > You are interested in projects that are looking to change the way we think about the future and the way we can learn about ourselves. Our core issues are of course climate change and the eco crisis but we are interested in promoting the well being of all life including us humans!

    > You love the arts but in particular you may have and understand circus skills or other skills related to performance and theatre, oh and musicians, video editors, etc...

    > But if you have a passion for vegan food and cooking, or working ecologically then please be connected. All is welcome.

    > You are happy to do different things and help with the preparation of events and 'happenings'


    The first thing you should know is that we are a bit unconventional.
    We live in a community in the South West of the UK. The community aims to be sustainable and to grow much of it's own vegetables. There are 11 adult residents and 6 children from 2 to 20. We home and unschool our own 3 kids. We are vegan, we barely drink alcohol and we are a quite gluten free family.
    We like to laugh, sing, create and have fun as much as we can.
    We are liberal kind of people but we are on a serious mission.
    Anthony is an author, actor, coach and coach trainer, speaker, producer, director, photographer, artist and film maker
    Lehla is an author, illustrator and actor

    We have three children, Two daughters who are identical twins who are this year (2019) 16 and a son who is 13 years old.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The camp and the projects will expose you to a wide range of people, activities and creative and management skills. You will be part of a team and get the learning from that. If you want to step up and try out new things we are ok with that and will do our best to support that.

    As we said above there is the opportunity to improve your language skills. Also learn about life in an intentional community, working outdoors, gardening skills, maintenance skills and circus skills from our daughters!

  • Help


    We want anyone with a positive 'can do' attitude, preferably a young creative/musical person but all interests and skills welcome. But we are open to all skills that would fit in our projects.

    So if you have some circus skills, are a dancer, gymnast, painter, musician, scientist, clown or pretty much whatever we want to meet you.
    Also if you are a great photographer or videographer then you could be a great help too.

    As well, part of your time would be helping us in the work in the community when when we were not involved in projects. These activities rage from gardening, working in the vegetable garden, helping with general maintenance, helping with the community campsite.
    You would also be involved in cooking for the other workaday people and the community members.which we all do. We share the task of making food and also share recipes and yummy food ideas!

    We are keen to learn languages and also to help you with English. At the moment we are learning Spanish, German and some French. We speak Italian quite well too.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We live in two bedroom apartment in a much larger house.
    Your accommodation would depend on whats going on but when at our community you would have either your own room or would have a nice little caravan or tent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in a very pretty part of the country. We are close to two national parks, Exmoor and Dartmoor. The sea is an hour away in a car but you can get there by bus or train too.
    There are beautiful walks. The city of Exeter is about 35 mins away. It is on an estuary and is a University town.
    There is a bus service from the local village and a train station about 5 miles away. We and people from the community are travelling in and out of the local town Crediton most days.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Variable but around 24 hours a week

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