Alongside Forkbeard’s unique stage shows, with their pioneering mix of film and animation, automata, puppetry and wild mechanical sets, there has long thrived a host of other creative output: interactive exhibitions, poetry performance, international film festivals, fire shows, street events, books, talks, animations & cartoons, films, museum and gallery installations, outdoor sculptures and the numerous courses & workshops across the years - all bearing the Forkbeard trademark mix of surreal humour, magic and invention.
If you would like to contact us please email us here or write to: Waterslade Studios, Hockworthy, Wellington, Somerset, TA210NS
Starting out in 1974 as a comic performance art group revelling  in eccentric contraptions and kinetic sculptures, Forkbeard Fantasy evolved into the much loved and internationally renowned theatre, film, exhibition and animation company it remains to this day.
"Whatever they’re on should be available on the National Health” The SCOTSMAN
“The most brilliant theatrical event I have witnessed” MIKE HODGES Film Director & Writer
Today, after over four decades of touring, Forkbeard have homed in on their Waterslade Studios in Devon. Here the same small group of artists who created it all continue to work on commissions, sculpures, films, animations and work they simply enjoy - with only rare and very special forays into live performances.
Patrons: Terry Gilliam & Mike Hodges
Forkbeard Fantasy is a company limited by guarantee, exempt from the use of the word limited as part of its name. Registered in England and Wales: Company No: 3285861. Registered address: Waterslade Studios, Hockworthy, Wellington, Somerset TA21 0NS. Forkbeard Fantasy is a Registered Charity, No: 1060344
Also open by appointment for group visits and guided tours.
"Breathtakingly innovative and original work."
TERRY GILLIAM, Film Director, Python member and Forkbeard patron.
Just before you scroll down to read "About Forkbeard" here are some exciting.........
"THE BRITTONIONI BROTHERS" (FF's first LIVE appearance in 5 years!) .......
....jetting in for the Opening Night of Chagford Film Festival. Mon 24th Sept 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (limited seating). More info CHAGFORD FILM FESTIVAL
"THE MUSEUM OF FORKBEARD" ........ Waterslade Studios TA21 ONS - open as part of Devon Open Studios 8th, 9th, 13th –16th and 20th – 23rd Sept. 11am till 6pm. Entry free. Devon Artist Network Open Studio. See also Museum article in Devon Life
One of the 'Top 10 Best Outdoor Art Installations in the World' (The Guardian)
Find the article here or Watch Temple LIVE! here
Our film about water is showing at the Tasmania Eco Film Festival, The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival and The 19th Annual Planet in Focus Film Festival in Toronto. Watch it on YouTube
Tickets available at Globe Box Office. HOTLINE number 07858567199