Volunteer to host art at Shoalstone Pool

Do you have some free weekends in September?

We need your help to host an exciting arts event happening around Torbay.

The Tale is a guided trail through artworks and performances made for the coast of Torbay. From the streets of Torquay, through hidden coves and historic harbours, to Berry Head Nature Reserve and Brixham’s Shoalstone Pool.

A collaboration between people and place, ‘The Tale’ is an adventurous arts event for explorers of all ages.

We need passionate people to get involved with:

– Welcoming audiences 


- Supporting artists


– Helping out behind the scenes 

Be part of an exciting event, meet new people and help us bring ‘The Tale’ to life.

Shifts at Shoalstone Pool: 

3 x Volunteer Hosts per performance to help with greeting audience, stewarding and providing information

Shift times: 5 – 8pm

Shift dates:                                    

Weds 6 Sept (briefing)

Fri – Sun 8 – 10 Sept

Fri – Sun 15 – 17 Sept

Fri – Sun 22 – 24 Sept

Hosts can select shifts to suit their availability.

This is an unpaid voluntary position, however Situations can provide a free ticket to The Tale and expenses reimbursed (local travel and refreshments).

 Interested?

 Sign up at: https://goo.gl/forms/XyeC9ymdnYMU6g4B2

 For more information contact: deirdremakepeace@btinternet.com

 Website: www.the-tale.co.uk

Strange goings on at Shoalstone Pool

If you pay a visit to the pool this week you may be surprised to see some rather unusual characters patrolling the decks…

As part of the preparations for ‘The Tale’, an exciting arts event coming to Torbay in September, artist Ingrid Fiksdal is at the pool from 20th to 24th June. She has travelled from Norway with a group of performers, and will be working with local performers too to create a site specific piece for this very special location.

The performances will be taking place over three weekends in September, with Shoalstone Pool one of ten locations across Torbay selected by innovative arts company ‘Situations’, who say:

A new type of arts event is coming to South Devon this September. The Tale will guide you on a journey of discovery around the coastal area of Torbay – from the streets of Torquay, through hidden coves and historic harbours, to the quarry of Berry Head Nature Reserve.

Along the way, you’ll encounter artworks and performances by artists of international acclaim, made especially for Torbay. Inspired by the ideas of writer Philip Hoare, whose boyhood experiences of Torbay shaped his future, The Tale offers the chance to experience the hidden stories, sounds and dreams of the bay like never before.

This is a really exciting opportunity for Shoalstone Pool and for Brixham, one which will showcase the delights of our beautiful town to a whole new audience from all over the world.

Take a look at the website for ‘The Tale’ for more information about the project. We will bring you more details about Ingri’s work at the pool as we have them!