The New Kings Carnival Project 2019

DOCA worked with Ginkgo projects on a community event aimed at residents of the new Kings Gate estate in Amesbury, with thanks to Arts Council England, Bloor Homes and Amesbury Area Board for funding.

DOCA led a new partnership to create a spectacular entry for Amesbury Carnival, which also appeared at Devizes Carnival on July 13th 2019, with the Woolly Mammoth.

We worked in Kings Gate, a new estate in Amesbury where over 4,200 homes have been built creating a new community, many of whom are military families. The project aimed to create and engage the new community & connect them with the existing residents & the heritage of the local area.

We created an exciting project which will be delivered by Beautiful Creatures Theatre with a group of local people of all ages to create an exciting entry in the 2019 Amesbury Carnival.

See the results on our YouTube channel

DOCA were commissioned by Ginkgo Projects to create a Carnival project which reflected the history and heritage of the local area and connect new residents of the Kingsgate estate with the existing residents of the Amesbury area.

There were two bursaries for artists to work with our professionals to gain valuable experience and make new contacts. The work created was displayed at both Amesbury and Devizes. It was an opportunity for artists to have access to a quality community arts project which results in a spectacular processional piece.  Our bursary artists spent 10 days working with our professionals and local groups to support the creation of this exciting new work.  

King’s Carnival Artists

Jackie Waddell
Sarah Appleton

Wolly Mammoth & Dino-Birds

DOCA’s Mammoth Building Project

We were proud to work with ‘And Now’ to create a Woolly Mammoth and some dino-birds.

‘And Now’ are a Wiltshire based company who conceive, design and create visual performance, image and installations, working with people, ideas, fire, fireworks, structures, sound and light. Their work is unexpected, accessible, entertaining and beautiful.

Our Mammoth and birds were created from natural and reclaimed materials, withies, willow, split bamboo, rattan, and will be covered in unravelled woolly jumpers and hesian scrim.

Mammoth is  2.5 metres tall, so just a baby but still impressive and it will be animated so will be able to interact with the audience. ‘And Now’ worked closely with our bursary candidates to create this amazing creature and local volunteers brought it to life.

15th of June – Amesbury Carnival – first outing – accompanyied work made by Beautiful Creatures Theatre Company and supported by community participants.

13th of July – The Mammoth appeared at Devizes Carnival.

Mammoth lives in storage in Devizes between appearances !