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Firepit Tipis, Cathedral Square, Blackburn

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December

A weekend of free family-friendly music, theatre and dance in the magical Firepit Tipis.

Saturday 2nd December

Dommy B

Make Some Noise

11am & 3.30pm

Running Time: 1 Hour 

Noise can be gentle, quiet, loud, lots of fun and full of feelings.

Dommy B shares a surprising story about growing up, finding a brilliant (but naughty) imaginary friend, becoming ‘Junk the Punk’ and joining a great school band (Whizzkid and the Veggie Burgers)!

There’ll be rhymes, jokes, and lots of opportunities to make some noise in a celebration of the power of sound and friendship.

Dommy B says, “I love performing for families because children make the best audiences! As well as loads of fun, I’m hoping to offer everyone a really good experience of poetry, so that they’ll see that it’s not boring, or something that you’ve got to be a grown-up to understand and enjoy. It’s something everyone can join in with, and most importantly, have a great time listening to!”


Eye Of Newt Theatre

The Hare and The Moon + craft workshop

12 noon, 2pm & 2.45pm

Running Time: 5 min show followed by 30 min workshop

The Hare and The Moon Suitcase Theatre is performed in miniature on beautiful sets built within a vintage suitcase. The tale is told through puppetry, spoken word and music.

Meet adventurous Hare and her patient friend, The Moon, in this 5 minute puppet theatre show. Children and adults alike will be charmed by this enchanting story of night skies, light and the joy of friendship.

After the performance you’ll make a beautiful oiled paper lantern to take away with you and remember the show.



A Gig For Families


Running Time:  1 Hour

Join our house band for a family-friendly gig in the tipi!

MiniFest is a fun, live musical experience for children that adults will love too! With original songs written especially to stimulate young imaginations and encourage physical activity, and some familiar favourites too, you are treated to a wide variety of musical styles which will have family members of all ages up on their feet having a lovely, jolly, musical party together!


Sunday 3rd December

Hawk Dance Theatre & The Knotted Project

The Greatest Robot Ever

11am & 2pm

Running Time: 1 Hour (30 min show followed by 30 min workshop)

The Greatest Robot Ever is a brand new, rhyming story created by The Knotted Project and Hawk Dance Theatre. This interactive dance theatre show is perfect for children 3-10 years and their grown-ups.

Glitch, the little Robot, doesn’t feel special like all the other amazing Robots living in the Junk Yard. With the help of their best friend, Shift, they go on a quest to find the pieces to make them stand out! Full of fun, adventure and self-discovery, will Glitch find what they were searching for all along?

Using projection, dance and storytelling, children interact with the performers throughout the show and take part in an engaging workshop exploring resilience, friendship and wellbeing.


Sohan Kailey

The Jolly Bolly Elf Show

12.30pm & 3.30pm

Running Time: 1 Hour 

It has been very busy at Santa’s Toy Factory in the North Pole…. getting ready for the Festive break. The Elves have been up all hours of the day creating toys for everyone all over the world. When all of a sudden the machines in the Toy Factory overheat and break down!

“Oh no what are we going to do?” said Elfie (Santa’s Chief Elf). “Well we’re going to have to send you to Blackburn to get all the families to help make and wrap the presents!”

Can the Cheeky Jolly Bolly Elf be trusted?…. don’t miss his shenanigans as he sings and dances his way to the centre of town. Get ready to join in with Bhangra Jingles, Bollywood Glitz and lots of festive cheer in the mix!

This is a family fun interactive show with lots of audience participation. Be prepared to get involved with the dancing and singing!


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