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Wild Rumpus exist in a space where arts and culture meet the natural environment. 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.
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.
We produce extraordinary worlds, taking audiences out of their day to day lives into magical and enchanting places which can inspire, create moments of wonder and have a lasting impact.
Alongside producing large-scale events, we’re working with performers, producers and programmers to shape a cultural environment where excellent outdoor work thrives.
We believe that arts and culture have a unique role to play in helping people to gain new perspectives on the existential threat posed to civilisation by the loss of biodiversity on a level never witnessed before.
Rowan Cannon & Sarah Bird set up Wild Rumpus in 2009, initially dreaming up Just So Festival and then disappearing down a wormhole of immersive experiences and transformative experiences in outdoor landscapes.
In 2013, they recognised that they needed to make being outdoors central to the way they worked, and made the move from a small lock up office to 4 acres of woodland, where Wild Rumpus is now based.
They bought a 1978 Bedford horsebox with a wood-burning stove and it became the main office. Initially they were totally off grid, using a small generator for electricity and satellite broadband. Over time, the team grew, and vintage caravans, a treehouse and a campfire roundhouse were added.
Moving to the woods created an immediate shift in ways of working. Conversations were more ambitious, more creative. The Wild Rumpus team of 12 now has meetings around the campfire, and on long walks in the hills. The lack of four walls to constrain our thinking have made the organisation more bold and more open to risk.
As a not-for-profit community interest company, all of Wild Rumpus’s profit goes back into its arts programmes, developed to support emerging artists, create pioneering schemes for volunteers, and host creative adventures for marvellous families of all shapes and sizes.
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