Time Travellers invite you to The Camp, 21 – 23 July, Pontesford

The spectacular landscape of the Shropshire Hills is the star of Stan’s Cafe’s performance The Camp happening 21st-23rd July.

The Birmingham based theatre company are setting up camp and spending 48 hours on two Iron Age sites at Earls Hill, Pontesford where they are inviting members of the public to join them. We invite you to come with an open mind and a sense of playful adventure to see what they are up to.

Dressed as travellers from a speculative time in the future the company of four actors will be living a minimal life on the hill without current technology and using recycled resources. Depending when they arrive visitors may be invited to share food or drink in the camp, collect firewood, hold one of the camp’s spectacular signalling flags, join in made up games to pass the time or simply to sit and talk.

James Yarker, artistic director of Stan’s Cafe explains, “The Heartland project asked artists to find ways of encouraging visitors to take a fresh look at this spectacular landscape. The Camp is our response. It is an excuse to come and spend some time in an amazing place and to reflect on the lives we currently lead.”

The camp is free to visit. There is also the opportunity to spend a night (Fri or Sat) sleeping out under the stars with the Stan’s Café team – these places are free but limited and must be booked in advance https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/f34da8b8-bab0-4511-b6f4-3bbf1c6ac297/pages/details