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Ashbank Farm, Lunts Moss
Scholar Green, Cheshire

Wild Rumpus CIC is a social enterprise producing large scale outdoor arts events, most often in wild natural landscapes. We believe that when audiences engage together in the highest quality arts in the great outdoors, something quite amazing can happen.

Working from Ashbank Farm, as well as the Whirligig – 4 acres of woodland in Cheshire, we create experiences which inspire curiosity and design events that immerse audiences in incredible stories and moments of wonder.

What do we do? 

  • Just So Festival, a weekend-long family adventure at Rode Hall, Cheshire
  • Timber Festival, an extraordinary 3-day camping festival – combining music, forests, art, ideas. Set in between the trees of Feanedock, in the National Forest
  • Hinterlands Film Festival, celebrating rural film in dramatic ways across the landscapes of the Lakes and Dales
  • The Lanterns at Chester Zoo, bringing families from across the north west to a dazzling spectacle of light and performance

Spaces we have: 

  • The Whirligig, 4 acres of woodland in Cheshire. A creative outdoor space available for artists, arts organisations, networking groups and other like-minded organisations to hire year round. The Whirligig provides flexibility for a range of workshops, some time in the woods to network, develop new material, for creative making purposes, or simply for some time to reflect.
Photograph of the round-house, a wooden structure for gatherings in The Whirligig Woods

The roundhouse at the Whirligig Woods

How we can help artists

Artists residency space for artists and creatives in various genres from theatre to puppetry, dance to opera, visual arts to creative writing, and all in-between, to explore creative, disruptive and inventive ways of making and creating work in our natural surroundings.

Spaces include roundhouse with fire pit, covered and decked space, large meadow (all open spaces) with compost toilets and caravan accomodation.

Contact alana.jones@wildrumpus.org.uk