Find information about DOCA’s previous projects and events below

Newsletter archive

Each month we send out a newsletter to anyone that has signed up to our public Mailchimp list. Have a look at our last few campaigns

Street Festival archive

Have a look at programmes from the last few years of the Street Festival Fortnight and see who has performed as this amazing event since it started in 1999

Sacred cow workshops

In 2017, DOCA worked with Dee Moxon, an experienced Carnival Maker and lantern builder, and Caenhill Countryside Centre on a Carnival Development programme to make a life size Sacred Cow as well as individual cow headdresses to take part in Devizes Carnival. These workshops aimed to help people develop their Carnival skills, meet some great ... Read more

Dinosaur Lantern

2017 saw the introduction of two new lanterns to our lantern parade. Paisley the cow was bought back after Devizes Carnival to once again grace the streets of Devizes. But we also saw the introduction of a couple of fantastic flamingo lanterns and an amazingly scary, life size velociraptor!!   Designed and made by a ... Read more

Burning Bright

As part of the Devizes International Street Festival 2014 DOCA commissioned Rag and Bone to produce ‘Burning Bright’ – an illuminated dream with street bands, lights and a few surprises’! The project saw an audience of almost 700 descend on the green to watch this special performance  

Elemental Encounters

Elemental Encounters worked closely with a group of local residents to investigate the character of Devizes and its surroundings through a series of ‘enquiries’, each of which was based on one of the four elements – earth, air, fire and water. The working group, which continues to meet, is called the Scribblers Club. Elemental Encounters was an action ... Read more

New Paths

New Paths was a short pilot project commissioned by Quest Southwest to enable artists to create new links and work with specific non-arts organisations who have expressed an interest in the project, in order to research and develop new ideas for outdoor work. Three pilot projects have taken place in the southwest. DOCA was tasked by Quest ... Read more

Magna Carta

DOCA was commissioned by Wiltshire Council to produce the Magna Carta 800 Community Pageant & Finale in 2015. We worked with professional arts organisations And Now and Festive Road and artists Tim Hill and Flick Ferdinando to deliver this spectacular celebration, involving hundreds of community participants, 18 Giant Baron Puppets, live music and a magnificent pyrotechnic ... Read more

Noises on the Street

Noises on the Street was a pilot project that took place in Devizes between May and July 2015. It explored Street Bands and Street Music, inspired by marching bands and steel bands around the world, especially New Orleans, and mixes up jazz, funk, folk and other music. Music leader Tim Hill, who is steeped in ... Read more

Streets Ahead

Following a pilot project in 2013, performers from the Natural Theatre Company ran a number of workshops with young people from Splash! Funded by Community First and managed by DOCA, these workshops introduced a range of street theatre skills, encourage creativity, and help develop personal and social skills.

Festival Films 2014

Enjoy a collection of specially commissioned films of our work in 2014. Commissioned by DOCA with James Harrisons Productions.   Find the films on our Youtube channel