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Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Primal Tourism, 2016 15 Coker Court, East Coker

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Welcome to Od Arts Festival 2020: Alone with Everybody! In 2018, our first festival explored The Art of Rivalry, and the frictions between people, whether creative, romantic or neighbourly. This year’s event takes its title from a 1977 poem by Charles Bukowski. For us, these words speak to our own experiences of being alone. They also resonate with the increasing prevalence of loneliness in our society. In February this year, the British Government published its first annual report on loneliness. Two key commitments were: to address rural loneliness, and to consider the role that arts and culture can play in combating loneliness. Od Arts Festival tackles both these areas. We invite artists and audiences to gather in rural Somerset to explore their own relationship to aloneness, and how it might connect to global issues and shared concerns.

Venture in and you might find an uninhabited island, rendered in pixels; or the gaze of a fairground attendant from his glass box. You can join a performance for one – or a meal for one hundred. You may even find a new lover, if you pass the boyfriend auditions. Perhaps you need a little alone time? If so, come revel in solitude and treasure a moment in this beautiful corner of Somerset. We hope that Od Arts Festival offers you something special or surprising. To get the latest event updates, tips for what to see and do, and some all important human contact, we recommend starting your visit at our Festival Hub, at East to East in West Coker. See you there, Simon & Vickie co-curators of Od Arts Festival 2020 and the Od Committee

It seems like there are plenty of places to find human connection. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Chat Roulette - all offer a community of like-minded folk to meet. But is that enough? Or do we need to sit together in a circle; walk side by side, or dance in a crowd? 3


Exhibition/ Workshop

Film

ANNA CHRYSTAL STEPHENS

ADAM TURNER

Utility Cloak

The Look

Could you survive off grid?

Caught in the act?

The many-pocketed Utility Cloak contains kit objects and camping hacks, with everything from fantasy survival gadgets to fire starting implements. Fabricated with nylon tent material, it explores the viability of nomadic living practices and the tension between survival and leisure. The artwork recalls the housing crisis, displaced communities and sites of protest, alongside a yearning for connection to the earth and the recovery of ancient skills.

A short film in which we become implicated in the act of looking at an isolated individual.

Anna Chrystal Stephens works with photography, sculpture and action to explore living strategies, sustainability and society’s changing relationship to the natural environment. Co-selected with Hardwick Gallery. Originally commissioned by SPACE, London. 2 OSR Projects, West Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm FREE cord-making workshop see p19-20 4

Adam Turner’s practice focuses on using conventions of cinema to explore the gap between reality and fantasy, creating an uncomfortable uncertainty in his work. 3 Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm


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BEN SANDERSON

BRAM THOMAS ARNOLD

Afternoon Tea

Bibliotherapy for the Anthropocene

Do you still have time for tea?

Any words for a damaged planet?

A tea cosy keeps the contents of a teapot warm. Both functional and decorative, this Victorian art allowed people to chatter for longer during afternoon tea. The invention of the tea bag – providing a single portion for one – changed the way that tea was brewed. Ben Sanderson investigates the social history of the tea cosy and looks forward to a time when we all drink together again.

Bibliotherapy for the Anthropocene is a performance in the guise of a reading group. It’s a wake for the geological period we may or may not be living in. We’ll have biscuits, tea and no prior reading is necessary.

Ben Sanderson works from his studio at CAST in Cornwall. He has exhibited widely, including Cubitt Gallery, London; Tate St Ives, Cornwall; and Guest Projects, London.

Bram will also exhibit sculptural lecterns at OSR Projects and Coker Court. Each lectern is made of a mixture of Cornish hedgerow materials, studio de-clutterings and found detritus. Bram Thomas Arnold is an artist who started walking and kept going, into performance, installation, broadcasting and bibliotherapy.

Co-selected with CAST. 12 The Village Cafe, East Coker and

Developed with the support of Horizon and Plymouth Culture.

3 Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm

11 Scout Hut, East Coker

FREE drawing workshops see p19-20

Sat 16 May, 5 - 7pm Sun 17 May, 10am - 12midday FREE, booking required, see p19-20

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Film

Exhibition

DUNCAN POULTON

DYLAN FOX

Content Anxiety

Rock Shop II

Can we escape our digital lives?

Wish you were queer?

Content Anxiety is a video collage which uses audio appropriated from anonymous teenagers’ ‘Why I Quit YouTube’ videos. It expresses the paradoxes of making, in an era of perpetual storage, content overload and self-branding.

Rock Shop II evokes the nostalgia of a seaside sweetshop. Each stick of rock is wrapped with a slogan, playing on the traditional postcard phrase. The artwork celebrates queer identity while highlighting the loneliness often experienced in the LGBTQI+ community.

Duncan Poulton uses digital video and image Dylan Fox explores his experiences of assemblage to address ideas of simulation, gender transition and wider barriers faced copying and circulation, in an increasingly by the trans community. His works often virtual world. have participatory elements, to initiate a positive dialogue about trans people. 1 East to East, West Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm

Co-selected with Contains Art.

5 St Martins Church, West Coker 12 The Village Cafe, East Coker 16 St Michaels Church, East Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm

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Film

Exhibition/Workshop/Event

EDEN MITSENMACHER

FAIRLAND COLLECTIVE

These Boots Are Made for Walkin’

A Long Night

How do we fall apart?

A feast for the Cokers!

A surreal animation pulsating with wit and udder-like toes. To the tune of These Boots Are Made for Walkin’, chosen for its sexual politics and use as a protest song (These Boots are Made for Marching), a woman’s body gradually disintegrates.

Gather in the only surviving Victorian rural twineworks with its original machinery. Help prepare a twine-inspired community feast of long, thin food, take part in a ceramics workshop run by young people and see ceramic tableware made by pupils from Perrott Hill School, East Coker School and Eden Mitsenmacher combines performance, West Coker School. video, and installation to take a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. Fairland Collective are a group of artists based in Ireland, UK and Japan. Their projects often use cooking and meals, and 12 The Village Cafe, East Coker they draw on an archive of domestic skills Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm and food processes gathered from previous projects. 3 Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm FREE Ceramics Workshop Sat 16 May, drop in 10:30am - 1pm Community Feast with Artist-run Bar Sun 17 May, 6 - 8.30pm Ticketed: £6 adults / £4 under-16s #odartsfest

See Events listings on p19-20

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Event

Exhibition

HEIDI KILPELAINEN

ISIS WHITEAWAY

Tango Therapy

The Gossipmonger

Can we speak with song?

What if you can’t get a word in?

The artist will sing to one person at a time, sitting on opposite chairs, while the rest of the audience listens. Anyone is welcome to sit on the chair as it becomes free. The listener can choose to sing back to the artist, in any language. Tango Therapy is an intimate and personal exchange of songs, without technology or amplification. Understanding the lyrics is not necessary: melody and sentiment cross the borders of language.

A talking sculpture waits for you at the bus stop. He is there for you to sit with if you need to talk – except, he’s not a very good listener. It’s his turn to speak. You don’t need to think, just hear one of the stories he has collected.

Heidi Kilpeläinen explores crossovers between visual art and music, creating combinations of video, installation art and performance. Her work is inspired by the contemporary world and its technological fascinations, as well as the ancient myths of collective memory. Co-selected with The Mothership. 6 Lanes Hotel, West Coker Sat 16 May, 2-2:30pm 8

Working across sculpture, video and technology. Isis Whiteaway uses everyday objects and happenings to inform her work, exploring popular culture and mundanity with elements of surrealism and humour. Co-selected with Caraboo. 8 Bus Shelter, West Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm


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JAKOB KUDSK STEENSEN

KATRINA BROWN

Primal Tourism

3 Em[bed]ding circle

Are you the last person on earth?

What traces do we leave behind?

Tourism, escapism and science fiction merge with climate change, in a virtual reality experience and walk-through film. It centres around a full-scale virtual replica of an iconic destination, the Bora Bora island in French Polynesia. The landscape is a composite of satellite maps, scientific illustrations and tourist photographs shared online, as well as drawings by 18th century colonial explorers.

Sound and image smear across the site, as the act of drawing becomes entwined with music. A solitary performer works low on the ground with charcoal and paper. Over time, the graphic and acoustic residues of the performance spread. You are free to walk around, to come close, or view from afar.

Jakob Kudsk Steensen is concerned with how imagination, technology and ecology intertwine. He develops large-scale video and extended reality installations that invite viewers into new ecological realities. 15 Coker Court, East Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm Queue up on arrival for VR experience

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Katrina Brown is a choreographer working across movement, drawing and stilland-moving image. She works with time, repetition, rhythm and orientation. Her work is shown in gallery situations, and in material and digital documents. Co-selected with CAMP. Supported by Extrapool, The Netherlands. 2 OSR Projects, West Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm

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Exhibition

Film

LAURENCE DUBE-RUSHBY

MARCY SAUDE

Ecotone’; Making Sense-Sensing Meaning

Catherine

Can they protect you?

What could go wrong?

The artist receives a dress from a friend who passed away. She wears it like armour throughout the Venice Biennale, soaking up experiences. Taking an object out of the home and into vulnerable spaces, the artwork opens up a conversation about our relationships to those who are no longer there.

A few scenes from a lesser-known Grimm’s fairytale, Frederick and Catherine, are transposed to the West Cumbrian landscape. This film follows a woman’s work and (mis)adventures, exploring low-key folk magic and squatting tactics.

Laurence Dube-Rushby works in the field of live art and socially-engaged practice. Her current research seeks to unravel the potential for live art as an alternative tool for education. Co-selected with ‘a space’ arts. Recipient of British Council Venice Fellowship 2019. 2 OSR Projects, West Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm

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Marcy Saude works with moving image, with a focus on radical histories, the landscape, counterculture and speculative fiction. She works closely with artist-run film collectives in Bristol and Rotterdam. Produced at the Allerdale Film Farm. 3 Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm


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Exhibition

NATASHA CANTWELL

PETTER YXELL

Te Aroha

Monos

Ever get stuck in a loop?

Are we alone in or alone with nature?

Te Aroha references classic movie techniques to build tension and suspense. But rather than building to a traditional climax, we get stuck in a feedback loop of paranoia. This nightmare of repetition mirrors the mental barriers that can stop us from reaching out for help. Te Aroha is Māori for ‘the loved one’.

Monos uses traditional building techniques to create a small folly – a space in which only one person can enter at a time. Thatching is probably the closest we come to the nesting habits of other animals. Once a byproduct of a polycultural local agriculture, thatching straw is now grown separately in its own monocultures, which threatens local biodiversity.

Natasha Cantwell’s work spans music video, fashion photography and art projects. She embraces awkwardness and draws from the absurdity of human behaviour. 1 East to East, West Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm

Petter Yxell combines themes of architecture, dwelling and ecology. His process often involves mapping and researching site-specific flora and fauna, and results in sculptural installations or spatial interventions as well as writing. Co-selected with Obsidian Coast. 9 Hardington Moor Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm

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Film

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ROSSELLA NISIO

RUTH WATERS

The Silent Ray

Redsky66

What do we know about the past?

Will it be like this forever?

The Silent Ray is an experimental video work exploring the desire of individuals to follow destructive paths. It emerges from an album of photographs made by the artist’s grandfather when he was fighting in the colonial war waged by Italy’s Fascist Party against Ethiopia in 1935-36.

The artist spent six months conducting Skype interviews with people suffering from severe phobias. Redsky66 tells the story of a man who has Apeirophobia (fear of eternity) and what happens when he sends a viral tweet. It draws on Waters’ own experience of having an extreme phobia, and examines how such anxiety disorders are amplified in the digital age.

Rossella Nisio is a visual artist based in Rotterdam, who focuses on notions of memory, imagination and space. 4 Commemoration Hall, West Coker

Ruth Waters works with film, sound, animation, text and installation. Her work offers critique of the murky uncertainties of our digital era using dark humour and satire.

Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm Supported by the Goldsmiths MFA Studio Award. 7 The Royal George, West Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm Film starts every 30 minutes

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Event

Exhibition

SADIE HENNESSY

TANIA KOVATS

G.S.O.H.

Divers

Know any good jokes?

Feeling under water?

The Boyfriend Auditions explore artist Sadie Hennessy’s own aloneness. They also reflect on the wider cultural phenomenon of many women in the 21st century, who find themselves alone in spite of their best efforts. Everybody seems to be looking for a G.S.O.H (a good sense of humour) in prospective partners, so Hennessy invites you to come and tell her your favourite joke.

Divers is a series of figurative sculptures cast in concrete using wetsuits as moulds. These inverted aquatic figures reflect on our liquid selves and the experience of our own physical boundaries in water.

Sadie Hennessy is an artist, who has expanded her idea of collage to create immersive environments and events. She explores the vital issues of the day, through a dark prism of melancholia, mixed with black humour.

Kovats’ work explores our experience of landscape. Most recently, this has focused on the element of water. Her work includes temporary and permanent sculptural works often in the public realm, drawing and writing. 13 Cemetery Chapel, East Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm

10 Recreation Ground, West Coker Fri - drop in, 11am - 1pm & 2 - 4pm 14 Paddock, East Coker Sat - drop in, 11am - 1pm & 2 - 4pm 9 Hardington Moor, West Coker Sun - drop in, 11am - 2pm #odartsfest

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Event

Exhibition

THE WALKING READING GROUP TIM MILLS On Care

Terminal

Can you talk the walk?

Can we survive without physical interaction?

Participants are invited to explore aspects of loneliness and isolation through selected texts, that offer different ways of thinking about the topic. The texts consider the loneliness of digital hyper-connectivity, rural remoteness and artists’ experiences of solitude. Walking through the landscape, a series of intimate exchanges will emerge over a two hour walk. The Walking Reading Group (TWRG) facilitates the exchange of knowledge in an intimate and dynamic way, by discussing texts while walking together. TWRG is run by Lydia Ashman and Ania Bas. 12 Sat 16 May, 3 - 5pm. Starting & finishing at The Village Cafe, East Coker. 15 Sun 17 May, 2 - 4pm. Starting at Coker Court, East Coker finishing at The Royal George, West Coker. FREE, booking required, see p19-20 Texts will be emailed to participants booking in advance to read beforehand. 16

Terminal is a series of portraits produced using the website Chat Roulette, a social network connecting strangers around the world through their webcams. Lone figures, captured on camera just before leaving the chat, appear on noticeboards and public spaces. The images reflect the artist’s own experience of negotiating a long-distance relationship, played out through Skype and other video platforms. Tim Mills is a visual artist and curator who uses photography and reappropriated archive material as a means of intervention. His work is often presented as installations within public and outdoor space. Co-selected with CAMP. Various locations around both villages & in The Ropewalker magazine Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 24hrs


Film

Event

VERITY COWARD

ZOE TOOLAN

Industrious Demons

And A Vital Connection Is Made

What can we do in the country?

Want to dance with somebody?

A collection of intimate anecdotes and vignettes of contemporary rural life. Vehicles and animals are our travelling companions through backyard stunts, the need for speed and entertaining ourselves.

Walk and talk through the countryside in search of a phone signal, to hear a speciallycreated online playlist centred around the theme of loneliness. Then pay homage to the community vibe of the 90s rave scene by dancing together. And A Vital Connection is Made celebrates the power of both human and internet connection to bring us together.

In her video work Verity Coward asks questions about the context of the ‘rural’ and what happens when bodies and landscapes meet. Co-selected with WITH KIN. 3 Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker Fri 15 - Sun 17 May, 10am - 6pm

Zoe is an artist with one foot in the conceptual, one foot in the visual and one foot in everything in-between. Her work centres around live art and social practices, with an inherent sense of unpredictability, discussion, fun, togetherness and ephemerality. 15 Fri 15 May, 4 - 6pm. Starting & finishing at Coker Court, East Coker 2 Sat 16 May, 11am - 1pm. Starting & finishing at OSR Projects, West Coker £3, booking required, see p19-20

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EXHIBITIONS - FRIDAY / SATURDAY / SUNDAY 10am - 6pm 1 East to East, West Coker FESTIVAL HUB Duncan Poulton Natasha Cantwell

12 The Village Cafe, East Coker Ben Sanderson Eden Mitsenmacher Dylan Fox

2 OSR Projects, West Coker Anna Chrystal Stephens Bram Thomas Arnold Laurence Dube-Rushby Katrina Brown

13 Cemetery Chapel, East Coker Tania Kovats

3 Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker Ben Sanderson Marcy Saude Adam Turner Fairland Collective (Schools Ceramics) Verity Coward

15 Coker Court, East Coker Jakob Kudsk Steensen Bram Thomas Arnold

16 St Michaels Church, East Coker Dylan Fox

Access Key: 4 Commemoration Hall, West Coker Film: Rossella Nisio (every 30 mins)

Wheelchair Access Toilet

5 St Martins Church, West Coker Dylan Fox

7 The Royal George, West Coker Film: Ruth Waters (every 30 mins)

Street Parking or Car Park available Hearing Loop Assistance Dogs welcome

8 Bus Shelter, West Coker Isis Whiteaway

Our volunteers are happy to assist you the best they can, whether that be to guide you through the art or to guide you to the next venue.

9 Hardington Moor Petter Yxell

NOTE: Venues and times may change, please do check online and at the Festival Hub for any changes.

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FRIDAY EVENTS 10am - 4pm WORKSHOP: Anna Chrystal Stephens and Ben Sanderson. Pre-arranged Schools Visits 3 Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm LIVE ART: Sadie Hennessy, G.S.O.H. FREE, drop in 10 Recreation Ground, West Coker

11am - 1pm WALK: Zoe Toolan, And A Vital Connection Is Made. Booking required £3 2 Starting and finishing at OSR Projects, West Coker 1pm - 4pm WORKSHOP: Cord making workshop. Anna Chrystal Stephens. FREE, Drop in 3 Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker

3pm - 3.40pm LIVE ART: Katrina Brown, 3 Em[bed]ding circle FREE, drop in 2 OSR Projects, West Coker

2 - 2.30pm LIVE EVENT: Heidi Kilpeläinen, Tango Therapy FREE, No booking required 6 Lanes Hotel, West Coker

4 - 6pm WALK: Zoe Toolan, And A Vital Connection Is Made. Booking required £3 15 Starting and finishing at Coker Court, East Coker

3pm - 5.30pm WORKSHOP: Ben Sanderson, drawing workshop. FREE drop-in 12 The Village Cafe, East Coker

7pm FILM: Cinema For All, screenings of At Eternity’s Gate (111mins) Dir. Julian Schnabel + Artist’s short film. £5 on door. 4 Commemoration Hall, West Coker

3 - 5pm WALK: The Walking Reading Group On Care. FREE, booking required 12 Starting & finishing at The Village Cafe, East Coker

SATURDAY EVENTS 9-10am TALK: FREE, drop in Breakfast Waffle 1 East to East, West Coker 10am- 1pm WORKSHOP: Ceramics workshop run by pupils form Perrott Hill School. FREE, drop-in 3 Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm LIVE ART: Sadie Hennessy, G.S.O.H FREE, drop in 14 Paddock, East Coker

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5-7pm LIVE EVENT: Bram Arnold, Bibliotherapy for the Anthropocene. FREE, Booking required 11 Scout Hut, East Coker

To book tickets: odartsfestival.co.uk/whatson or Pop into 1 East to East , West Coker. Some events you can pay on the door. Please check listing. 19


SUNDAY EVENTS

OTHER EVENTS

10am - 12pm LIVE EVENT: Bram Arnold, Bibliotherapy for the Anthropocene. Booking required 11 Scout Hut, East Coker

Cinema for All: Friday 15 May, Doors open at 7pm, screening from 7.30pm. £5 Tickets on the door or book in advance - Angus 01935 863176 4 Commemoration Hall, West Coker

10.30am - 1pm WORKSHOP: Ben Sanderson, drawing workshop. FREE drop-in 3 Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker 11am - 2pm LIVE EVENT: Sadie Hennessy G.S.O.H (The boyfriend auditions) 9 Hardington Moor, West Coker 2-4pm WALK: The Walking Reading Group On Care. FREE, Booking required 15 Starting at Coker Court, East Coker finishing at The Royal George, West Coker

Photograph - Matilda Temperley

6-8.30pm EVENT: Community Feast with Artist-run Bar, A Long Night, Fairland Collective. Ticketed: £6 adults / £4 under-16s 3 Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker

Join the West Coker Film Club for a special screening of Julian Schnabel’s Vincent Van Gogh biopic, At Eternity’s Gate. The film focuses on Van Gogh’s later years, spent in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise and earned Dafoe an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the troubled artist. **This event will also include a special screening of a short artist’s film before the main picture. At Eternity’s Gate, Dir. Julian Schnabel Rated 12A, USA / English. Duration: 111mins. Starring Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac Breakfast Waffle: Saturday 16 May, 9-10am, FREE - just rock on up! 1 East to East, West Coker Join the festival’s curators and some of this year’s participating artists for an informal conversation over coffee about Alone with Everybody. Come along to talk about the issues at hand and ask questions about the work you’ve seen. Breakfast will be available to purchase.

IN THE MIDDLE We are delighted that our friends at Wassail Theatre Company, Reveal Productions and Pirates of The Carabina, are joined by Yeovil College’s second year Performing Arts students to present an immersive theatre piece around Hatherstone Wood based on the theme ‘Alone With Everybody’. For more information on the show including timings and access arrangements please visit www.wassailtheatre.co.uk 20


GETTING AROUND Getting here: East and West Coker can be reached by public transport. Train: The nearest train stations are Yeovil Pen Mill and Yeovil Junction, with regular trains arriving from London, Exeter, Plymouth and Bristol. These stations are a 25 minute cycle or 10 minute taxi from either village. Bus: The Cokers are served by buses from/to Yeovil: 56, 6, 96 & 96A. Visit bustimes.org for further information. Shuttle Bus: We have a minibus that will ferry you between the Cokers. From West Coker to East Coker: A. Commemoration Hall B. Bus Stop (both sides) C. Recreation Ground, Halves Lane D. Village Hall, (both directions) E. Chapel and Cemetery (Drop off only) F. Coker Court Shuttle bus times - Please see info at venue 1(East to East) and 12 (Village Cafe) or odartsfestival.co.uk/whats-on Walking: We encourage you to walk around the festival if possible. Why not put on your walking boots and explore our beautiful footpaths? Cycling: Bring your own bicycle! East and West Coker can be reached via National Cycle Routes 26 and the South Somerset Route. See Sustrans website for details and maps.

Lanes Hotel & West Coker Commemoration Hall; and for East Coker at East Coker Village Hall car park. There is limited on-street parking in both villages. Additionally there is limited parking (unreserved) for people with mobility impairments at The Village Cafe and Coker Court in East Coker, and at Dawe’s Twineworks in West Coker. Taxi: Our recommended local taxis are Yeovil based Radio Cabs 01935 426666 Visitors with mobility impairments: Some venues have limited access and uneven ground. Please contact us ahead of your visit if you require any assistance or further information: 07967756320 / 01935 862201 info@odartsfestival.co.uk Visitors with visual impairments: Please do mention to one of our volunteers if you would an artwork verbally described to you. We’re happy to help. Tip: Bring cash! The nearest cash machine is at the BP Garage on the West Coker Road (A30 towards Yeovil) Volunteers: We have a lovely bunch of Od Arts Festival Volunteers, who are here to help. If you have any questions please ask them - you can spot them by their festival t-shirts! If you like our t-shirts and tote bags, we have a limited number for sale. These can be bought from our festival volunteers at the Festival Hub inside East To East, West Coker.

Driving: If traveling by car you can park in West Coker at St Martin of Tour’s Church, #odartsfest

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EAT, DRINK AND STAY Places to eat in West Coker:

Places to eat in East Coker:

East to East (booking advised) 01935 863929 Fri lunch 12-3pm, dinner from 6.30pm; Sat breakfast 9-11am, lunch 11am-3pm, dinner from 6pm; Sun brunch 11am-3pm

The Village Cafe 01935 863821 Open 9.30am - 6pm Fri, Sat, Sun

The Lanes Hotel (booking advised) 01935 862555 The Royal George (booking advised) 01935 862334 Fri and Sat lunch 12-2.30pm, Dinner 6-9pm; Sun roast 12-3pm

Helyar Arms (booking advised) 01935 862332 Places to stay in East Coker: Helyar Arms 01935 862332 Flo’s Cottages 07581 054443

Places to stay in West Coker: Airbnb - East Coker The Lanes Hotel 01935 862555

All the places to eat can be located on the map in the centre pages.

Yeovil Court Hotel 01935 863746 The Masons Arms – Odcombe 5 min drive 01935 862591 (Rooms and Campsite) Crooked Swan – Crewkerne 12 mins drive 01460 208414 Airbnb - West Coker

We are also offering a FREE camping field in West Coker, which can be booked in advance by calling OSR Projects, 01935 862201 or email info@odartsfestvial.co.uk. Camping does not include shower or cooking facilities.

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WITH THANKS Od Arts Festival is produced by OSR Projects. We are artist-run and aim to welcome everyone. Thank you for coming. Thank you to our host venues, and the people that make them, including; Dawe’s Twineworks, East to East, Lanes Hotel, The West Coker Commemoration Hall, The Royal George Pub, St Martin of Tour’s Church, Hardington & West Coker Cricket Club, West and East Coker Scouts, The Village Café East Coker, Coker Court, The Cemetery Chapel, St Michael and All Angels’ Church and Hardington Moor National Nature Reserve.

The generosity and support from our funders and sponsors Arts Council England, South Somerset District Council, The National Lottery Community Fund, Somerset Community Foundation, Old Mill Accountants, John Burton Signs, Aurora Print & Design, West Coker and East Coker Parish Councils. Also a special thanks to our project partners: Hardwick Gallery, CAST, The Mothership, Caraboo Projects, CAMP, Contains Art, ‘a space’ arts, Obsidian Coast, WITH KIN. A big thanks to all the brilliant artists involved in this years festival x

Our wonderful team of volunteers for being Love great ambassadors for the festival, and the marvellous Od Arts Festival committee, Ella, Simon, Chantelle, Rowan & Vickie Beth, Alex, Jo, Ross, and Esme, for helping to shape the festival over the past year.

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Kindly printed by Aurora Print & Design

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