Forkbeard have completed the first leg of the Quest Play Torbay Project.
Having spent much of the summer working and collaborating with young people
from the Torbay area along side other professional artists and performers, a
site specific event was constructed at Greenway, overlooking the River Dart.
This was Agatha Christie's summer residence with beautiful walled gardens,
grassy lawns and greenhouses.

Everything was devised, animated, operated and performed by the young people with Forkbeard contributing to the outdoor projected animations and film sequences, wheelbarrow-based gadgetry and telescopes.

Many of the young people will remain with the project as it moves on to
Cockington Court, helping to create a new specific community event there
with 2 days of presentation on Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd of November.

The final phase will be based at Torquay Museum with events happening 6th & 7th December.

“This company’s mixture of madness and creativity never wanes” The GUARDIAN
“Wildly off the wall...brilliant” The TIMES


A group of families worked with Forkbeard  to create a huge outdoor projection taking Bridgewater Carnival spectators by surprise when party-goers started to jump out of second storey windows grabbed at by giant writhing tentacles.

An FF /Somerset Film co-production


Devon’s contribution to the massive Cultural Olympic Battle for the Winds project, involving seven counties across the South West, culminated in an event to celebrate the opening of The Sailing Olympics in Weymouth.
The Torch Relay Parade in Exeter involved 450 participants from universities, colleges, secondary and primary schools from across Devon,as well as Torbay and Plymouth.

Watch this 20 minute film which documents the process from workshops to parade.


Forty workshops with over 150 local people from Mid Devon made 35 two and half minute super 8 films from live-action adventures to intricate animations, loops and installations.



Forkbeard have worked on community projects for over 30 years and have a wealth of experience in stimulating and exciting workshops and events, for small and large groups.