Out There Festival

Last weekend was the final Avanti XL. It has been an interesting if exhausting thing to try, seven different performances over two days. It turned out that performing the shows was not the most challenging part, once in the right trousers the details of the show were in muscle memory. It was everything else, the logistics and transport, schedules and plant hire, delivery times and pick up and finally loading both vans in the right order so it would all fit in. I had amazing support from the team without whom it would have been a nonstarter. Thanks also to the Out There tech team who took it all in their stride. Out There is run by Sea change arts and is one of the best outdoor arts festivals in the UK no, in Europe, aptly described by Maggie Clarke as ‘convivial’. Long may it continue.