We have some exciting things to announce in the Village Green!
Kelly and her team are back again for a weekend of baking fun.
There will be some brilliant classes for children of all ages. (Please remember to book on the morning to secure a place on one of the classes)
The Katy Ashworth Show
Come and see Katy for a short energetic burst of silliness and fun for all the family! Parents prepare yourself, this show is bonkers and you might get pulled up for the ride as Katy takes her young audience on a journey of all her favourite things. Packed with games, sing a long songs and a healthy dose of bottom wiggling Katy will not let anyone leave without a giggle!
Come and see Katy in the Cooking Theatre doing cooking themed performances on the Sunday though out the day. Plus meet and greet.
Jam Cafe Presents the ROFL Lounge'.
Relaxing on the grass, listening to music & drinking a lovely glass of Gin more your thing? Then you'll love the new stage at this years Gloworm Festival.
ROFL Audio and Jamcafe are bringing you a stage full to the brim with live acoustic sounds from some of the UK's finest unsigned artists. So get your dancing shoes on, and boogie on down to some super cool jams with your little peeps.
The Green Living Area
This year, the family festival will be dedicating an area of the popular ‘Village Green’ to recycling and other environmental issues, with installations and workshops for children and families to enjoy and learn about together. We have called our new attraction The Green Living Area.
We have been recycling at Gloworm Festival since it began in 2015. A report put together from last year’s event showed that 14 tonnes of waste was recycled and achieved ‘Zero to Landfill site’ in 2017.
This year, we want to highlight the imperative for both recycling and reducing the use of plastic - not just at the festival - but to educate families and children over the weekend about this globally catastrophic issue.
Beach cleaning project
• We will be working with organisations running projects that encourage families to scour beaches for plastic and other non-biodegradable waste that causes irreparable damage to the eco system. This is vital work that also provides the most wonderful hands-on learning experience.
Beachcombers – this looks at seashore habitats and what can be found in different habitats; open oceans, seashores, coral reef systems, rockpools
Problems with Plastics – the effects of plastics on the marine environment including Beach clean data.
Sharks – a presentation and workshop on sharks & species found in the British Isles – everybody loves sharks
Workshops everyday Saturday and Sunday
Plight of the Bee
• There will be a focus on the plight of the bee and the simple things we can do to help them. The fate of bees is closely aligned with the survival of humanity - every third mouthful we eat is a result of pollination. This section of The Green Living Area will include active participation through flower planting on site and further. Every child will be given a package of bee friendly seeds to take home and plant.
• There will be workshops focused on the creative use of plastic items and up-cycling particularly of single use plastics.
· We all should be looking at ways to help the planet and everyone should be made aware of the other energy sources available through fun workshops.
(Please remember to book on the morning to secure a place on one of the workshops)
Froojamaflip and Fred
Froojamaflip and Fred are a fantastic, interactive and engaging new walkabout act hitting towns, villages and festivals this summer, sharing with children and families the importance of healthy living and eco-friendly gardening, delivered with humour and that little bit of magic.
This Spring, from deep within the vegetable patch at the bottom of the garden, Froojamaflip; a living fruit and vegetable man has been uncovered! With his friend Fred the gardener, they are a unique duo who love to share the wonders of the Great British garden through storytelling, comedy and of course their amazing colourful costumes.
Inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian painter, Froojamaflip is an 9ft stilted character, handmade and painted with a stunning eye for detail and covered from head to toe with over 25 different fruit and vegetables. A series of animatronics bring the costume to life including a mouse which pops in and out, a crying onion and a cheeky wriggly worm, as well as a few other surprises! Join them as they wander through your event, sharing stories of the garden including learning all about bees, butterflies and bananas!
HandMade Theatre presents: Flying The Nest
A fantastic interactive show for young explorers.
Welcome to Hatchling College, an eggciting place to learn all about native birds and how to be a good birder. Sit in a giant nest and get involved in this interactive eggsperience led by our three eggstrodinary professors. Filled with a fantastic mix of music, puppetry, facts and fun, this humorous show brings to life native bird characters in a new and engaging way.
This show builds on the success of HandMade Theatre’s production The Flying Machine. As ever this show aims to engage a diverse audience in a truly unique and interactive theatre experience.
A show suitable for children aged 3-9 years including those with SEN and their families.
HandMade Theatre present Flying The Nest a fantastic interactive family show inspired by Birds. Sit in a giant nest to enjoy this gently humorous show led by the three eggstrodinary professors! Filled with a fantastic mix of music, puppetry, facts and fun!
This area needs no introduction.
Come and test your table tennis skills on these utterly bonkers tables, where the norm has simply gone out of the window.