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Help us share our love of a great story

Support The Yak Pack Theatre Project

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Saturday 14th March

Avon Heath County Park

Interactive storytelling with Ben Lindsey-Clark and the Yak Pack.

"Rubbish Heap Rising" is a heart warming tale of unlikely friendships with an eco-message. Plenty of opportunities for the audience to join in with acting and song.

This is the story we are taking to India.

Please book your space with Avon Heath


Sunday 14th June

Music for a summer afternoon, Southbourne

What better way to spend a lazy summer Sunday afternoon, than listening to wonderful classical music and enjoying a delicious afternoon tea. 

Listen to professional musicians, as well as  local music students. Buffet style afternoon tea with all the usual tempting delights!

Booking essential as limted tables - £5 per person.

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Saturday 28th March

Southbourne, Bournemouth. 2-5pm

Why shop when you can swap?

​Bring clothes, shoes and handbags you no longer wear, and use them as currency to take home something you love!

£5 entry on the door (cash donations only)

plus at least one item to swap to take part

No need to book but please read the event information!

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22nd - 26th July

Sundara Festival, Forest of Dean

Join us at Sundara to experience the full range of activities we'll be taking to the Spiti valley. We'll be running an instrument making workshop, and a 'Tipkins' craft workshop in the Kids Area - make your own Tipkins toy and an instrument from recycled treasure. Bring them along to the performance of 'Rubbish Heap Rising', and enjoy being part of the show! 

Activities free; festival ticket required


4th - 7th June 2020

Colourfest Festival, Wimborne

Come to the first performance of 'Rubbish Heap Rising' featuring the full cast!

Join a 'Tipkins' craft workshop in the Kids Area - make your own Tipkins toy from recycled treasure.

Not sure who the Tipkins are? Come and find out!

Activities free; festival ticket required

How the money works:

Funds raised will be used for the cost of delivering the Yak Pack Project itself,

from 5th July to 31st July 2021. 

Every penny counts!

£5 pays for a child to enjoy a story-telling performance

£25 pays for 25 children to receive an illustrate-it-yourself copy of 'Rubbish Heap Rising'

£50 pays for a teacher to attend a 2-day Read Aloud workshop

£100 pays for a days trek and 6 pairs of hands collecting litter from the Himalayas

£200 pays for a whole village to have a performance and craft workshop


The Yak Pack performance team are contributing their time for free in the UK and India, and will be paying for their own

flights, visas, high altitude insurance, and food/accommodation for time spent in India outside of the Project dates.

Overall, the team will be spending about £6,000 of their own money.


​​Your donations pay for:

  • Staging performances throughout the Spiti Valley, with an aim of reaching 1000 children and families

  • Workshops with 'Lets Open a Book' for local teachers to aid reading aloud

  • Craft workshops for children to make instruments and toys from collected litter and reused materials

  • Donations of books for every library we visit (including school libraries)

  • Illustrate-it-yourself book copies of the performed story for audience children

  • Paying for a local actor/narrator to join our team for 3 weeks

  • Paying a driver/guide, and local transport, to join our team for 3 weeks

  • Rehearsal and performance space rental in Spiti

  • Props and costumes

  • Litter picking to help clean up popular trekking routes

  • Accommodation in homestays and food, during the project weeks, for UK and Spitian Project members

  • Getting from Shimla to Spiti (the team will self-fund its departure from Spiti)




We are committed to using locally owned businesses so that every rupee spent by the project

directly benefits residents of the Spiti Valley.


A huge THANK YOU to all our supporters in 2018.

Not only did we reach our fund-raising target, we also smashed our target of reaching 1000 children - we estimate 1850 people saw the show, about 1500 of whom were children.

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