Od Arts Festival is a new contemporary arts festival in rural Somerset. The festival takes its name from the Od: a crooked stream that meanders through the neighbouring villages of East and West Coker. Over one weekend in May 2018, Od Arts Festival will wove a journey through past, present and future rivalries, exploring artistic, romantic and neighbourly frictions.

Led by Coker-based OSR Projects, Od Arts Festival 2018 will included multi-site curated exhibitions, new commissions, and participatory projects by artist-led groups. Venues, public spaces and the landscape became the sites for making and sharing of contemporary art, performance, music, discussions and workshops, each playfully addressing themes of animosity, conflict and skepticism.

Photograph - Brendan Buesnel
Photograph - Jon England
Photograph - Jon England

Sadie Hennessy

Janet Sainsbury

Tom Smith

Phil Owen

TIm Bromage

Peter Chesbrough & Laura Hopes

Melville Mitchell

Nicola Bealing

Megan Calver & Gabrielle Hoad

Isobel Adderley

Andy Parker

Wassail Theatre

Double Elephant Print workshop

Rachael Allain

Kevin Hunt

Kate Stapely


Zoe walker & Neil Bromwich


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