Lantern Workshops

Join a workshop, or get one arranged for your community group or school

Loz Samuels – Creative Producer

Loz is pleased to return to DOCA after a two-year break to complete a Masters in Contemporary Crafts at Hereford College of Arts. She was Artistic Director at DOCA between 2016 and 2022, introducing the Colour Rush, Window Wanderland, the Shambles installations and more to the programme, she is now excited to focus purely on the creative programme in a part-time role that will allow her to continue her creative practice and involvement with other nationwide arts projects. Loz is keen to create opportunities for the community to be involved in the creative side of our work, to support artists,

Ru Brooks – Business Support Manager

With a background in event coordination and project management in the South West, Ru is a proud member of the DOCA team. He provides support wherever needed to ensure the organisational wheels of the charity keep turning. Outside of DOCA, he’s a busy event coordinator, project manager, music producer, sound designer, DJ and tutor, with a passion for connecting people through meaningful artistic experiences. Contact:

Confetti Battle

Saturday 14th September 2024 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 and rose petals were thrown by the crowd at people in the procession. The tradition evolved into a fully-fledged battle around 1955 when it was started by Jim Jennings. In 2023, the Confetti Battle & Colour Rush (happening the same day) kicked off a Carnival Fortnight of preparations leading up to the Carnival

Winter Festival

Friday 29th November 2024 It was fantastic to see everyone’s wonderful creations for the Lantern Parade, Window Wanderland & Shambles Installation to this year’s theme of ‘Look to the Future’. The Lantern Parade was on Friday 24th November 2023, featuring The Makery Market in the Corn Exchange and the outdoor festive stalls. Travel & Accessiblity Don’t forget the new Wiltshire Connect bus service that runs through the villages towards Pewsey, and towards Marlborough. You can book a ride on the app, or by calling 01225 712900. Use the code WINFEST23 for a free ride during the festival!

Financial Trustee

We are seeking a new Financial Trustee to join the DOCA family and help us to continue delivering exceptional outdoor arts events as we enter an exciting new chapter. If this sounds like you, or someone you know, we’d love to hear from you! As our new Financial Trustee, you will become a key part of the team. You will oversee the financial operations of the charity in line with good practice and the legal obligations of the Charities Act, working closely with the Artistic Director and Board members to support our financial goals. Job Requirements A commitment to the