Black Barby Music Festival
CIRCUS CAMP ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
So, what else is happening?
As always there will be lots of activities throughout the day including:
Arts and Crafts – we will provide oodles of materials of all sorts, shapes, colours, textures and sizes, along with all necessary glues, paints etc… and four lovely friendly and patient art barn helpers, although we do like you adults to help out with your own younger children please as we cannot help everyone at once.
Tai chi – in the mornings before circus training
Giant bubbles, storytelling & puppet shows – a firm favourite.
Face painting – This is an extra activity and is charged at approx. £2 per person.
Flea Market – in the Circle space in the camping field on Thursday. If raining we will postpone until the Friday, then the Saturday. This is to satisfy all of you who like to shop and browse and pick up a bargain! Also, a good opportunity to bring along your unwanted bits n bobs (books, clothes, home-ed resources, toys, junk etc… also home made items, crafts, fabrics, decorations, clothing, accessories, jewellery etc… and make a bit of money. Open to anyone. No fee to join in. Just bring along a blanket or table and sort out your stuff. Keep an eye on the notice board in the Info Tent as it will confirm the time.
Bouncy fun – bouncy castle!
Circus Cinema – in the cosy little barn. A selection of circus-themed films/documentaries and home-education documentaries to chill out to.
‘Pop-Up' Workshops – mostly happening in a small space in the courtyard barns, but sometimes in the fields too, run by camp attendees, for camp attendees :-). They are a great way to allow random workshops to happen, and a great way to mix and mingle and meet some of the other home-ed families. The workshops don’t have to be circus themed, and they can be aimed at adults only if you wish as there are plenty of adults hanging about during the 10am – 4pm circus workshop times who would happily have a go at things. In previous years, we’ve had bunting making and other sewing skills, puppet making workshops, kung-fu fitness, hand massage, belly dancing, reiki, yoga and meditation. Also French, how to make sauerkraut, plus some home-ed discussion groups. If you would like to offer a workshop in anything at all either let us know in advance, or speak to us about it when you arrive.
We will have blackboards around the site to promote the workshops, which need to be free to attend, and you need to provide any materials needed, or let us know in advance and we may be able to help. There is electricity available, plus a nearby water tap. We love recycling, so junk workshops are great! As are anything that empowers people to make, do and mend. Also, anything home-ed related would be great… practical things, or ideas…. And of course, circus themed ideas are even better!
If you run a workshop you will be welcome to promote any other workshops, projects or websites you run or services or classes you offer.
We will of course have the usual favourites...
Circus Shows in the Big Tops (served with popcorn, of course!) – by the Foolhardies and friends
Kiddie’s Disco – we encourage fancy dress for the disco, so come prepared!
Fire Skills Demo - on the Saturday evening, once it is dark, around 9.30pm, after the band has played.
Campfires – do bring along instruments, stories, jokes (clean ones please!) etc… for evenings around the campfire. No talent needed, just enthusiasm!
Talent show - for everyone, all ages, just for fun, to come on stage and do anything, whatever you like! As long as you can entertain for a minute or two…no more as we have been known to be there for 4 hours before... yawn! In the past we have had comedy, magic, music, belly dancing, acrobatics, singing, jokes, dancing, storytelling, a group of dodgy daddy dancers doing the daddy dance (best yet! Haha!) and much more.
Live Music - We have yet to announce who this years live band will be on the Saturday evening... watch this space!
Other shows - Our good friend Dr Ken will be back to give us an
educational laugh with his fab circus science show.
He travels the world with his shows and presentations,
for both adults and children, so we are all in for a treat!
You may have seen him during science week festivals.
Dr Ken is a long ago Foolhardy, having worked with
Cosmo many times over the years, causing hilarity and
mayhem along the way.
Dr Ken presents the Entertaining Science Circus Show:
Roll up roll up and explore the science behind the thrills
and spills of the circus. Dr Ken takes you on a voyage of
discovery investigating how performers make use of
many scientific principles in their tricks and stunts. Find
out why jugglers love gravity, how clowns use the Force
like a Jedi, and why unicyclists need to keep moving to
stay still. It’s science but not as you may know it!!!