Phaedra Bolton – Administrator

Phaedra Bolton - DOCA Administrator

Phaedra has a background in arts and events and a passion for creative arts and community involvement.  She grew up near Devizes and loves the town and its vibrant spirit.

Phaedra is a bit of a maker, and will have a go at building anything from a vase to a wide-beam boat, her creative flair is infectious and she will get fun done! (and all the paperwork!)


Artistic Director: Loz Samuels

Loz Samuels – Artistic Director Loz started taking an interest in performance at an early age and always knew she was to have a career in the arts. She completed a Theatrical Design Degree, & after a short stint at the Royal Shakespeare Company began working outdoors at festivals in a variety of capacities. Loz … Read more

Kelvin Nash – Chair of Trustees

Kelvin Nash – Chair of Trustees With over 40 years as a practitioner and manager in public telecoms and emergency services radio and mobile data, Kelvin is now retired and gives his time and energy freely and enthusiastically to the town. As town councillor and former mayor, Kelvin is well connected with his home town … Read more

Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park Sunday 3rd July 2022 : Midday – 5pm Hillworth Park Picnic in the Park is our traditional start to the Festival week. It’s a chance for the community to get together in the beautiful surroundings of Hillworth Park.  We have top quality music, stalls and a bar. You can also buy snacks, ice-creams and … Read more

Festival Quiz Night

Thursday 7th July The Shambles Teams of 4 Our Quiz night great fun with a fully licensed Bar, featuring Quiz Master Don Jones (usually). A long standing DOCA fundraiser with all proceeds contributing to our programme of work. Get competitive with local fans and help support next year’s events. This is always a popular night … Read more

Devizes Street Festival

Devizes Street Festival Saturday the 30th of April & Sunday 1st of May 2022 Market Place, Devizes town centre The Devizes Street Festival has embarked upon a new journey launching into Summer on the first Bank Holiday in May. A fantastically energetic event which sees the Market Place bustling with people and roaming acts of … Read more

Colour Rush

Colour Rush Saturday 3rd of September 2022 Registration from 5.45pm – Warm-up 6.15pm – Race starts 6.30pm Originating from the Indian festival of Holi or the “Festival of Colour” Colour runs, rushes, parties have become a big thing around the globe over the last decade or so. The festival signifies the victory of good over … Read more

Confetti Battle

Devizes Confetti Battle Devizes Market Place – Saturday 3rd of September 2022 As far as we know Devizes is the only town in the world that has a Confetti Battle tradition.  No one can remember the first official battle but we know its roots date back to the old Devizes Carnival in 1913, where confetti … Read more

Carnival Parade

Devizes Carnival Saturday July 9th 2022 The parade sets off at 5:30pm | Entrant registration by 3rd July Leaving the Green at 5:30pm, the Devizes Carnival Procession brings the town alive with vibrant walking groups, floats, bands and more with thousands of people lining the streets along our 2km route. Groups can set up on … Read more