We are looking for volunteers to join our board of trustees and to help us in the next stage of our development.
We value the unique diversity of communities that make Somerset the place it is. We stand for equality, representation and inclusion for all. We are committed to ensuring that our Governance reflects this statement.
The next generation
Wassail is over the moon to be leading an all new Level 3 Performing Arts course at and in partnership with Yeovil College.
Our Level 3 course is the only one of its kind in the county, with learners becoming members of our broad and diverse family throughout and beyond their studies.
We're delivering the course in collaboration with some of our associate artists including Pirates of the Carabina, aKa Dance Theatre and Lissy Jane Vocals. Students will work with these and other professional specialists to create original, out-of-the-box performances fit for Somerset audiences.
From Somerset with love
2020 has been an annus horribilis for British theatre. However in the face of the threat of closure or redundancies for buildings up and down the land and questions over the place artists have in the UK’s arts ecology, Wassail has been quietly getting on with making work happen in Somerset.
Over the last few months, we supported over 50 freelance theatre professionals in Somerset to continue working through a series of commissions and the production of two new shows.
“What a unique shared experience with family and neighbours that adds to the bonds that entwine our community. It felt quite poignant, especially Shirley over the garden wall, who seemed part of it all but somehow isolated and clearly missing important things in her life.” Audience
We created Somerset Emergency Theatre to enable artists in Somerset to reflect and connect with their local community during these critical times.
"This has a challenging time for the arts nationally, but we're taking a positive approach in Somerset with local and hyper-local work designed to nurturing and cultivating culture on our doorsteps. We are finding that it is important now more than ever to reach out to our immediate community, to listen to them, and to represent them." Nick White, Artistic Director