Rusthall Arts Festival 2019

July 12th-14th


We delighted to announce that we are collaborating with Claque Theatre to produce their first totally devised community play to be performed around Toad Rock July 18th to 21st 2019. ‘Legend of the Rocks’ will be a highly visual piece of theatre about the Rusthall Rocks. The  script will be totally devised. Through composition workshop you are invited to help create new stories, myths, folk tales and rituals based both on real history and characters we find in the rocks. From  February 2019  there will be a variety of activities all designed to get the community involved in creating the play; these will include tours of the rocks, photographic search for faces and creatures; and mask making and theatre improvisation workshops. You can find more about the timetable of activities on Claque's Time Frame Page. 


You can find these faces and many more hidden around Toad Rock, Bulls Hollow and Happy Valley. Search for them and come back with their stories. You may see heroes or villains, kind faces or monsters; but take care of them all because some may be our protectors looking over us.   Who are they? How did the get trapped in stone? Some faces are weathered and faded, some have lost an eye or the mouth has become twisted, but use your imagination and you will see them, expect the unexpected and you will find them. They are waiting to be found