THE Little Festival Of Everything returns to the Fauconberg Arms, in Coxwold, near Easingwold, from tomorrow evening until Sunday.

Theatre director and producer Alex Wright has put together a collection of performers for the free weekend of arts activity that features Phil Grainger and Gobbledigook Theatre; acoustic musician Pip Mountjoy; Jessa Liversidge, performing First World War songs and poems, and the band Hunting Bears, fresh from launching their EP.

Comedy duo Peter Marshall And The Lomos present the premiere of their new feature film and York spoken word poet Henry Raby and unusually named songwriter Travels By Telephone perform their show Practise Patience.

Alex Wright’s own company, The Flanagan Collective, will be staging a reading and workshop of a new play, Snakes And Giants, plus a rehearsed reading of Holmes And Watson, written by Wright.

On the back of their tour of A Winter's Tale, Hannah Davies and Common Ground Theatre arrive in Coxwold with a walking audio installation, Within This Landscape, which takes audiences on a tour of the village using headphones to narrate a story en route.

Interactive storytelling and performances for young people will be provided by Phil Grainger, Henry Raby, Jenna Drury of Mud Pie Arts and York Theatre Royal’s education and young actors associate, Julian Ollive.

"Of course it wouldn’t be a festival without superb sunshine, fabulous food and drink and interesting things popping up in the unlikeliest of places," says Alex.

"This free festival provides artists the opportunity to test out work in development and has previously been the springboard for many companies making work and trying ideas out in front of an audience to gain feedback.

"We always enjoy inviting companies to perform in beautiful Coxwold. The residents kindly put them up in spare rooms and a real sense of community is appreciated by performers and locals. This weekend is set to be another great one with exciting work being tried out by some of the regions most exciting artists. The festival is free; we just ask audiences to make voluntary donations towards performers' expenses. Come and explore."

Everything in the programme for The Little Festival Of Everything can be found at