Cycling Touring Theatre

We are Spoke'n'Chain - Teatro Nomade a Velo 
On tour with our Kamishibai story telling theatre since 2013

"In order to attain the impossible one must attempt the absurd." Miguel de Cervantes

In May 2013 we set forth on this adventure on two big orange cargo bikes. We have been cycling through Europe ever since, all along the way performing our Kamishibai theatre, collaborating with arts organisations, bicycle enthusiasts as well as community and environmental groups. 

'Déjanté'! C'est terrible et complètement barré, A VOIR !!!'  
Alain, Le Camping Minihy, Pleneuf-val-Andre

Find out more about our show Aaron Errant and see how we are getting on with our new show Jonny Jeegante & The Bici Benshi here

As well as our clown theatre show we sometimes do pedal power demonstrations, a disco in the woods, a bicycle carnival parade... with our pedal powered sound system.

As members of the Cube Cinema Bristol we do have with us a programme of idependent short films from Bristol. Sadly our projector broke after four years on the road. 
You have the projector? We have the films!

Here are some examples of how we do things:

A bicycle ride with picnic and a show: click here
Powering up the sound system: click here 
Musical bike ride: click here
A Kamishibai workshop: click here 

This tour is an exploration and celebration of the cycle routes and cycling cultures of Europe.

We are following, discovering and exploring the cycle routes of Europe.

As official, unofficial ambassadors of The Bristol Bike Project we aim to make contacts with cyclists and the cycling cultures they are part of. This way we meet many exciting bicycle communities and people that are involved in bicycle recycling, critical mass, D.I.Y. bike maintenance, bike rides, bicycle related events and the promotion of cycling as means of transportation and a way of life.

Vive la Velorution!

This tour is an exercise in simplicity, sustainability and low impact living that seeks to demonstrate that another way of living is possible.

We are supporters of the small is beautiful philosophy and believe in community led, sustainable, low impact living. We celebrate voluntary simplicity  by visiting volunteer run spaces, transition networks, artist led venues, community gardens, intentional communities and others that are seeking to consume less and share more.

Another world is possible!

Let's find each other! 

We seek to participate and collaborate.
We are telling and performing stories, running workshops, collecting and creating stories, taking people on bicycle picnics, rides and adventures, screening films, creating art, music and theatre wherever we go.

Let's do it together!

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  1. This is brilliant! We wish this perfect Stokes Croft couple all the pleasant fancies in the world!!

  2. hey, we are missing you here... I often think of you on your adventures. Just been checking out what you've been up to and as expected it all looks pretty good...keep on rolling and spreading great things...
    x ruth

  3. hi!!!

    I was listening to some rocking 70s tunes and heard this and thought of you both! Cycle to melbourne already!!!

    big kisses


  4. Je suis Max de Sète
    Bien reçu la clé du local
    dommage que l'on ne se soit pas vus davantage
    mon site en construction : peintures, performances, bavardages, actions politiques ...
    à une autre fois
    sur les routes ou à Sète

  5. j'ai oublié le site :

  6. It was a real pleasure meeting you in Arles for the Alternatiba Tour.
    I hope our paths cross again sometime.


  7. Kisses from Bergerac <3 <3 <3
    We love you guys!