Catchment was MED Theatre's year-long programme of work for young people in 2012 on the theme of Dartmoor's social and physical environment with a particular emphasis on water and schools. It began with the intergenerational community play Catchment, toured round Dartmoor villages in March.

Read more about the community play Catchment


In May Forest Whispers featured a series of music composition workshops led by composer and musician Gillian Webster, culminating in an informal performance of peices composed by young people. 

, a dance theatre piece on the theme of the ecology and folklore of the snake on Dartmoor, was performed outdoors at the beginning of September in Moretonhampstead Sentry (below) and Lustleigh Orchard. Dance artist Rosalyn Maynard and drama practitioner Lizzy Pennington led preparatory workshops, with research input from Dr Tom Greeves.

Link to clip of Adder on Youtube

The Catchment programme finished with a young people's playwriting and performance event - Dartfest - at the end of November, at which five new plays were performed, written, directed and performed by teenagers from the Dartmoor area.

Click here to so see information about Dartfest 2012