Follow the tale of a mischievous thief who, along with his furry fox friend, embark on a quest to find an enchanted phoenix. This captivating folk tale is told through a fusion of aerial circus, dance, live singing, storytelling and a beautiful music score. And with themes of friendship, family and love, this story will warm hearts of all ages.
Complete with DJs, club anthems, glitter and glowsticks, the internationally acclaimed Big Fish Little Fish will be hosting a rave that’s exclusively for kids and their grown-ups. BFLF’s family raves are a chance for little ones to experience the excitement of group dancing, while feeling safe in a relaxed space. So, parents – get ready to bring back those old skool moves!
Accompanied by his laboratory of lunacy, Professor Pumpernickel will be conducting some outrageous science experiments for our mini-festivalgoers – so expect explosions, fire, mess and a lot of madness! Pumpy’s experiments may seem a bit bonkers, but behind all the madness is a fun lesson that teaches kids about different gasses, chemical reactions and air pressure.
String sensation Ian Brown will be teaching beginners of all ages how to play the ukulele. Take part in Ian’s string circle to learn the basics of the uke, before showcasing your new skills in a brilliant group sing-a-long. You’ll be amazed at what you can learn in an hour! Feel free to bring your own uke or borrow one of Ian’s spares.
Join Simon Wood’s rhythmic drumming circle to try your hand at the hang, the tablas or the djembe. Simon has travelled the world to learn an array of percussion instruments (he mastered the djembe in West Africa and the hang drum in Amsterdam). Now, he uses his passion to teach and influence beginners of all ages.
Crowd-favourite Astral Circus will be back in 2019. Prepare for an incredible interactive show, complete with acrobats, trapeze acts, tightrope walkers, fire jugglers and hula-hoopers. You may even get the change to volunteer as a magical assistant! Find Astral in their usual red and yellow striped tent, where they’ll be performing a number of shows throughout the weekend.
We’re bringing all the fun of the fair to Corbridge. Battle your fear of heights by tackling our big wheel or try not to squeal on our shuggy boats! We’ll have loads of fairground classics throughout the venue to suit daredevils of all ages. And don’t worry if you’re a bit faint hearted, we’ll have plenty of tamer attractions too (hook-a-duck, anyone?).
Strolling through our crowds will be giant pygmy sloth acts, Hibiscus and Dribble. They’ll be joined by their sloth handler Wilhelmina, who loves sharing fun facts about her sloth friends. She’ll tell you how sloths sleep, live and even poop! So if you see them (which, given their size, you most likely will), be sure to stop for a chat or take a selfie!
Natalie, AKA The Natural PT, will be hosting therapeutic yoga sessions throughout Saturday. Specialising in Forrest yoga, Natalie will be helping festivalgoers feel relaxed and fresh, by awakening their senses and freeing toxins. Forrest yoga doesn’t require strength or flexibility – all you need are comfy clothes and a willingness to learn.
Add a sprinkle of imagination....
Captain Raggy Beard is one of the most unique and engaging Storyteller's in the North East and we've invited him to Corbridge Festival to share some of his tales of woe with the kiddie winkles.
Stop by Julie’s face-painting table to transform into a Corbridge Festival Queen! Not only is she a dab hand at classic festival looks like ombre lips, face gems and glitter freckles, she’s also perfected kids’ looks like butterflies and tigers. Whatever part you want to play throughout the day, Julie will make it happen.