We started our Squilometre adventure in Heavitree, Exeter in early Spring 2015. Our first tour/performance processed along the ancient ridge of Sweetbrier Lane, Exeter. The SE view seen above points directly to bronze age burial sites on Woodbury Common and our show explored the Lane's place within East Devon's fascinating Bronze Age landscape - through fact and through some more creative surprises.
View video - Alistair Ganley, Interwoven founding member and Director talks about Square Caves and Eglantine and the Squilometre concept
Please help yourself to the information handout based on our researches.
We're completely delighted to say that we had wonderful audiences for each show Thank you so much People of Heavitree!
Here's what they had to say ...
"What a delightful 'happening' - Absolutely brilliant. We live in Heavitree and my teenage kids walk to school via Sweetbrier Lane daily - As a mother's day treat I wanted them to be able to see their locale through new eyes! It was brilliant."
"A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon - suitable for children and adults! Thank you!"
"It was unusual but good! Next time it would be good if you could do another era i.e. Romans and I would come again" (W age 11)"
"What a wonderful idea - with so many possibilities! Thank you"
"Really great and amazing actors and musicians"
"It makes you stop and look. A little regret for the things we have lost. I will leave my 'box cave' more often! Thank you!"
"I liked the music. I like the acting. Thank you!" (A age 9)
"Extremely interesting. Unexpected music much appreciated."
"Very interesting to think back so far to a time I have not considered."
"Excellent! A very good and interesting way to learn about local history."
"Very enjoyable. “Willow” and “Oliver” were very entertaining. Thank you."
"Really enjoyed the whole event – brought history to life in a vibrant way. Thank you! Looking forward to the next one!"
Lots of great after show chats
Great fun with the Cubs of the 2nd Exeter Scout Group.
Did you know Sweetbrier is another name for Eglantine?
“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.”
Kindly Supported by Exeter City Council
and QuickPrint, Exeter
Written by a Landscape Archaeologist
Performed by Professional Artists
SPECIALLY FOR YOU!!