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 in 1996 they run as a non-profit making workers cooperative specialising in Circus and Street theatre style performances and tuition. They run their own event and festival areas and are currently branching out into installations and retro marquee and big top hire.
During the festival the misfits will be providing a variety of beginners circus skills workshops; this will include juggling, poi, staff and balancing activities.. As part of the preparations for the Festival 8 parade, the misfits will be offering a LED jelly fish dance workshop and lantern making.
We are really excited by Festival 8 and the Misfits have written, especially for the festival, a nautical pirate themed circus show all in UV. The Misfits are integral to the festival, bringing their creative talent and ‘putting all hands on deck’ to help the festival site structures, design and installations team.