Children’s Book Reading with Author Tracy Todd

Festival 8 were intrigued to get a message from Local Author Tracy Todd offering to read from her children's book and do a Q and A session. It is for children 8-9+, (plus those who are older, but young at heart).  Younger than 8 would probably not appreciate it.  We thought it sounded a lovely idea and would fit in really well as an alternative activity in the scrabble tent.   I live in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and write mostly in my front room. I've written stories for as long as I can remember, and still have some from when I was

By |2015-11-05T16:03:59+00:00June 27th, 2015|Categories: Festival 8 2015, Spoken Word|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Double Vestiges – Sound Installation

Festival 8 offers a number of arts installations around the site..... some will be obvious, others less so.  We encourage you to seek them out and enjoy the cre8ivity of the festival.   David Power is a locally well known composer and we are pleased to have this opportunity to give you chance to listen to some of his and his fellow David's Work as part of the Sound Installations.  Take a walk in the woods behind the circus tent to find the work. David Power David Power was born in London in 1962. His initial interest was rock music

By |2015-11-05T16:02:19+00:00May 20th, 2015|Categories: Arts, Festival 8 2015, Festival Activities, Music|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Pedal Powered Entertainment

Festival 8 in association with The Cycle Hub and Cycle Lincs brings you pedal powered entertainment.  In keeping with our environmental ethos we wanted to bring you something that demonstrated this and also offered another fun thing to do.  On offer will be Pedal-Powered Scalextric – challenge your mate to a race. The faster you pedal, the faster they go!  Free to try or you can pay a £1 and enter the tournament. Pedal-Powered Smoothies – use your legs – or someone else’s! – to blend yourself a refreshing and healthy fresh fruit smoothie  (£2.50 for a smoothie) Bike Hire

By |2015-11-05T16:02:19+00:00May 18th, 2015|Categories: Festival 8 2015, Festival Activities|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Cat’s Pyjamas!

Late on the first night of our festival, for one night only, we will be hosting an extra-special burlesque cabaret sideshow by Lincolnshire’s premier burlesque show The Cat’s Pyjamas!  This will be an over 18's only event and there will be plenty of other entertainment, if this isn't for you.  We have kept to our aim of providing lots of different entertainment and providing quality that you would expect from a far larger festival. The Cat’s Pyjamas have been running left-field cabaret shows in the heart of Lincolnshire for nearly nine years now and have an excellent reputation for high-quality acts, eye-popping

By |2015-11-05T16:05:00+00:00May 7th, 2015|Categories: Festival 8 2015, Festival Activities, Music, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Ama Hera experience – Singing workshop

Festival 8 discussed the idea of having a choir sing and also it would be great to be able to offer a free workshop for people to join in with......... Ping the universe responded. Clare Drury, with the support of members of Hull’s Heartsong and Saturday Sing groups bring you the Ama Hera experience - a singing workshop exploring harmony in a fun and relaxed environment.   Clare has over 10 years experience of running a capella singing groups with harmony at their heart.  Join Clare for an inclusive and welcoming workshop taster for singers of all abilities.  One and a half hours of singing unaccompanied

By |2015-11-05T16:05:08+00:00April 13th, 2015|Categories: Festival 8 2015, Music, workshop|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Earthbound Misfits

While planning Festival 8 we decided an essential element, that we have seen work so well at other festivals, was to ensure we had both things for children and big kids to do, plus we wanted to have some interactive walkabout characters.  Luckily for us, we have a very successful local company that offers all those services.   The Earthbound misfits were written into our festival plan and we know that you will love interacting with them and joining in with their fun and games. The Earthbound Misfits are based in Lincolnshire and are a bespoke entertainments company.  The Misfits were established

By |2015-11-05T16:06:38+00:00March 18th, 2015|Categories: Arts, circus, Festival 8 2015, Festival Activities, Theatre, workshop|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Wear White on Sunday!

Ever thought you might like to be a canvas for a friends creative flare?  Perhaps you'd like to release your inner Pollock? Festival 8 will have its very own Holi Colour Festival. Come and paint the town red; or rather each other red, green, blue, yellow and purple! Wait at the special meeting spot on the main field ready for the countdown and then throw a rainbow! On Sunday we will host an event that you wont want to miss.  Bring white clothes that you don't mind getting covered in dye and paint.  We will be providing handfuls of a special, natural,

By |2018-03-13T00:18:01+00:00January 21st, 2015|Categories: Arts, Festival 8 2018, Festival Activities|Tags: , , , |1 Comment
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