a place for coming
together of travelling
caravans and people, for
stories to be told and
amazing things to happen
The main performance and activity space is shared around three intriguing
caravans, the 'River A&E Laboratory' and the great Samovar (see previous
page). Add the Water Ones wrangling in a comic chaos of pouring and
spilling, singing and dancing, and you are immersed in the world of water
and dreams of the river characters.
The Wye Serai Caravans are curated by artists and environmentalists (A&E)
to create intriguing worlds for you to explore, hosted and brought to life by
the river characters. They come together for the main Wye Serai events and
then dissolve to individual locations mid-week as they meander and
permeate through local schools, towns and villages
caravan of myths and
Caravan of Hydrosities
Share stories, myths, legends, poetry from
rivers around the world, including recorded
stories, live performance, writing workshops,
from sea to shore, rain to river, cloud to
puddle, tributary to source, to ponds and
lakes, via springs, wells and waterfalls.
Words as the water of life. This caravan is
telling and collecting stories from the Wye
Valley visiting schools, village greens, pubs,
libraries, laybys and wooded vales.
Discover a beautiful theatre of the river gypsies
filled with maps, artifacts and stories
connected with the river, water use and liquid
nonsense, with visual representations of
waterside creatures, river places and ocean
going tribes, trowmen and troubadours.
Thanks to our sponsors Puzzlewood
Discover and explore all the possibilities of water,
some understood, some yet undiscovered, some
explained and some utterly unexplainable:
Can water hold our and its own memories?
Is the river a living thing?
Two effervescent characters recall their own