By: Justine Watkins-Fife On: July 19, 2018 In: News Comments: 0

We’ve laid a few clues, here and there, and we’re now delighted to be able announce that our next show has been commissioned by Derby Festé and will premiere at this year’s event in our home city on Saturday 29 September 2018!

The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness is a promenade street theatre show  inspired by the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) and Pay It Forward movements which are taking the world by storm via social media – promoting kindness, compassion and love with simple acts and good deeds. We’ll begin the revolution at the Cathedral and then march into the Market Place on Saturday afternoon, performing a show on the Waterfall Stage that combines movement, non-verbal physical theatre, acro-balance and circus – accompanied by original, live music.

Crowds gathering to watch can expect to be presented with sunflower seeds which are our emblem of the day – signifying warmth, positivity and kindness. We’re also reaching out to the local community for RAKtivists to help Derby become awash with sunflowers on the lead up to Derby Festé, so if you’re a school, a community or craft group, or just someone who likes to make, knit, bake and decorate get in touch and help us create sunflowers that can adorn shops and the streets, along the route and surrounding area, spreading the revolution of kindness.

Jen, our Artistic Director said of The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness:

“We are delighted to have been awarded the Derby Festé Commission which has given us the opportunity to develop this unique street theatre show.

The show will be very visually striking with vibrant costumes designed by Maria Terry worn by our actors as they perform the show, which combines physical theatre, acro-balance and circus skills, accompanied by live music along a route adorned with stunning sunflowers. Our message throughout is that a simple act of kindness can not only change someone’s day, but their outlook on life, which has wider social impacts on the community as a whole.

Handing out sunflower seeds on cards will demonstrate this very simply and the recipients’ task will then be to grow the sunflowers and give them to somebody who does not expect it. The skill, agility and expressive talents of our company will also illustrate just what individuals can achieve, regardless of the challenges they face with focus and commitment.

We want to leave the Derby Festé crowds uplifted and hopefully inspired to follow their dreams and make a positive different to their own lives and those around them.

Anyone who wants to join our team of RAKtivists and make sunflowers to decorate the route and spread the revolution of kindness message can join our Crafivist team by contacting the Hubbub office on: 01332 742 587 or by emailing [email protected].”

We’ll be working with a whole host of talented and highly renowned artists to create the show, including; Circo Media alumni, Artistic Director of Can’t Sit Still, Cat Boot who specialises in devising work that combines circus and physical theatre, local costume and prop designer Maria Terry, composer and musician Matt Marks, and circus artists Rosy Roberts and Matt Wood.

The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness will be just one of the many highlights at Derby Festé which has been extended to three days for the first time this year on Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September. You can catch our performances on Saturday 29 September at 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm.

Hope to see you there!!

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