The Raconteurs’ Delight, imagineered by Dave Weirdigan, co-ordinated by Sten Rae, is a captivating venue, hosting spoken word and cabaret acts by night; family friendly entertainment early evening; performance and art based workshops by day; and not-to-be-missed lunchtime specials.
Poets, comedians, clowns, acrobats, magicians, storytellers and jazz musicians rub shoulders in the Big Top and Hedgerow Bar, enjoying temperance drinks and kooky cocktails in reuseable glasses with foraged flavours galore!
In recent years scheduled acts have included…
Jonny Fluffypunk– “stand up poet and sustainable nihilist” – a Green Gathering favourite with a remarkable moustache.
Octopus Odyssey – charismatic, surreal, grotesque and extravagant performances utilising fooling, collage and soundscapes.
Adelaide Percy– performance poet inspired by hiphop and folk music.
Jackie Clementines – circus skills, word-smithery, puppets, activism and clowning; what doesn’t Jackie do?!
Francesca’s Word Salad– macabre ballads and unrequited love songs, reverse mermaids and zombie firefighters; in English and Welsh.
Am I Mica Sinclair– Rhythmic Creative Wizard at your service!
Gwilym Morus-Baird – storyteller using sound and voice to tell
4 Tales to Save the World by four Welsh authors.
Steve Kaos – super smashing family-friendly circus skills show.
Rainbow Gecko – master Bubbleologists.
Hugh Rose – sparky, spunky, political, vibrant performance poet.
Des Mannay – prizewinning spoken word artist focused on social issues.
Mudflappers – swing dance performance and workshops.
Fossilheads – climate crisis cabaret, putting the “ooh” back in “existential dooom”.
Other Tongues – quirky playful political female folk trio.
Pete the Temp – loop station artist, comic and former UK Poetry Slam Champion.
Hands of the Heron – alt-folk, contemporary classical, songwriters’ collective.
Anna Anise – singer-songwriter, breaking the boundaries of harmonic storytelling.
plus teachers Joel Young – capoeira, Claire Lucas – flamenco, and
Jenny Sansom – harmony singing.