Hotch Potch are a small husband and wife team, but we are well connected and work with the wider creative community across the South West of England and Northern Ireland. What ever you need, be it more act, workshops, crew management, community projects, commissions or tailor made performances, please let us know however we can help your vision come to light. And on the off chance we can't provide it, we probably know someone who can! Here's a little look at a few of our past projects below.
The Little Motive
An original commission for Wadebridge Bike Lights Festival in collaboration with Tim Tims from Interplay, promoting interactivity with children. Modeled on the great steam locomotives, this contraption was powered by youth! Fully fit with a miniature fair ground, a strobe lit water fountain and a giant smoke ring puffing chimney. Taking children for free rides at other Cornish winter events in 2016 this was a truly enjoyable illuminated project.
The annual festival highlight of our local town of Camborne. We worked with the performance manager to help secure FEAST's festival enhancement grant for two years running and organised the sTEAm Party family area with much needed seating, workshops and face painting near the centre of town. As well as this we programmed a talented crew of local roaming and static street performances throughout the event.
Detritus of the Deep
Originally created as a commission for the Pitch'd Circus Arts Festival in Cork, Ireland 2018. We loved connecting with the talented circus community in Cork around the Circus Factory and have since been back to provide walkabouts and have toured Detritus of the Deep as one of our most popular acts across Northern Ireland when based there in 2019.
Find out more about Detritus of the Deep.
In 2017 we worked with Project Paul CIC to bring circus skills to rural primary schools around the Wadebridge area. After an initial full week of taster sessions working at different schools in the areas we invited all involved to a ten weekly focused sessions at St Breok Primary. There we taught all sorts of ground based skills and produced a showcase for the May Play weekend family festival.
In the past we had the pleasure of a great many appearances at the infamous biannual Masked Ball in Cornwall. We provided all sorts of performances, mostly groups of meet and greet and walkabout acts that we put together for each event. Each festival always had a new great theme for acts and guests, for which we loved putting together new characters for.