Cycling Touring Theatre

We are on tour with a Kamishibai story telling theatre, cinema and soundsystem on a bicycle.

"In order to attain the impossible one must attempt the absurd." Miguel de Cervantes

In May 2013 we set forth on this adventure on two big orange cargo bikes. We have been cycling throughout Europe ever since, performing our show, collaborating with other artists, arts organisations as well as bicycle and environmental groups.

On the back of our big bicycle we carry a little Kamishibai theatre with which two clowns tell the story of Aaron Errant, a cyclist who sets out on his bicycle to follow his dreams. 





'Déjanté'! C'est terrible et complètement barré, A VOIR !!!'  
Alain, Le Camping Minihy, Pleneuf-val-Andre


Find out more about The Adventures of Aaron Errant and see how we are getting on with our new show here

Our bicycle entertainment complex is also equipped with a sound system, complete with a pedal powered electricl generating system. 

We can do pedal power demonstrations, a disco in the woods, a bicycle carnival parade...
As members of the Cube Cinema Bristol we do have with us a programme of independent short films from Bristol. 
You have the projector? We have the films!

Here are some examples of how we do things.

A bicycle ride with picnic and show: click here
Powering up the pedal power: click here
Musical bike ride: click here
A Kamishibai workshop: click here

This tour is an exploration and celebration of the cycle routes and cycling cultures of Europe.

We are following, discovering and exploring the cycle routes of Europe.

As official, unofficial ambassadors of The Bristol Bike Project we aim to make contacts with cyclists and the cycling cultures they are part of. This way we meet many excititng bicycle communities and people that are involved in bicycle recycling, critical mass, D.I.Y. bike maintenance, bike rides, bicycle related events and the promotion of cycling as means of transportation and a way of life.

Vive la Velorution!





This tour is an exercise in simplicity, sustainability and low impact living that seeks to demonstrate that another way of living is possible.

We are supporters of the small is beautiful philosophy and believe in community led, sustainable, low impact living. We celebrate voluntary simplicity  by visiting volunteer run spaces, transition networks, artist led venues, community gardens, intentional communities and others that are seeking to consume less and share more.

Another world is possible!






Let's find each other! 

We seek to participate and collaborate.
We are telling and performing stories, running workshops, collecting and creating stories, taking people on bicycle picnics, rides and adventures, screening films, creating art, music and theatre wherever we go.

Let's do it together!

You can contact us via email at: bikebeard@gmail.com

6 comments:

  1. This is brilliant! We wish this perfect Stokes Croft couple all the pleasant fancies in the world!!

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  2. hey, we are missing you here... I often think of you on your adventures. Just been checking out what you've been up to and as expected it all looks pretty good...keep on rolling and spreading great things...
    x ruth

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  3. hi!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WmhMKWt8DI

    I was listening to some rocking 70s tunes and heard this and thought of you both! Cycle to melbourne already!!!

    big kisses

    Ange

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  4. Je suis Max de Sète
    Bien reçu la clé du local
    dommage que l'on ne se soit pas vus davantage
    mon site en construction : peintures, performances, bavardages, actions politiques ...
    à une autre fois
    sur les routes ou à Sète
    max

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  5. j'ai oublié le site : maxhordecircus.com

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  6. It was a real pleasure meeting you in Arles for the Alternatiba Tour.
    I hope our paths cross again sometime.

    Jerome

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