Making it happen

The Company of Imagination was ahead of its time – not only in the development of promenade theatre and site-specific performance, but also in its approach to raising funding and working with non-arts partners.

At a time when funding from Arts Council England, the regional arts associations and local authority arts departments was under a lot of pressure Jan Dungey realised that bodies with environmental responsibilities also held budgets for increased public awareness and access.

Environmental organisations became partners in some ground-breaking projects and long before many larger and more established arts institutions caught onto the idea of ‘partnership funding’ Jan managed to persuade bodies like the Royal Society for Nature Conservation, Countryside Commission, Forestry Commission, Royal Institute of British Architecture, and UK2000 to contribute to projects.

Company of Imagination projects

Ely Animated Trail  – 1985 – read more


Diss and Harleston Sumer Music Project – 1985

The Littleport Coton Animated Trails – 1986

If You Go Down To The Woods Today – Rayden Woods, Suffolk 1986

Bressingham Steam Museum Project – Norfolk 1986


Arts Activity Project – Howe Hill, Norfolk 1986

Celebrating Local Places – 1986


Animated Trail of Mossy Mere Wood – Mannington Hall, Norfolk 1987

The Guardian Hound Walk Walkern Hertfordshire 1987

Ketts Heights Animated Trail – Norwich, 1987

Thornham Woods Animated Trail – Suffolk, 1987


South Bank Centre Animated Trail – London, 1988

Water Courses – Beccles, 1988

Local Landmarks – Bond’s Meadow, Oulton Broad, 1988

Fossil Shores – Lowestoft, 1988

Impington Village College Animated Trail – Cambridgeshire, 1989 – read more

Project for Visually Impaired People – Beccles, 1989


The Return of Arcadia – Various Locations, 1989


The Castle Keeps Secrets… – Bungay, 1990

And the Sea Told Tales – Lowestoft, 1990

Carlton Marshes Animated Trail – Oulton Broad, 1990

Alston Moor Animated Trail – Cumbria, 1990


Midwinter Celebration of Fire and Ice – Bungay, 1991


Flights of Imagination – Thornham, Suffolk, 1991

Animated Trail – Scotland 1991

Water Wheels – Bungay, 1992

The Cycle of the Birds – Various Locations, 1992 – read more