Family Activities at The Big Splash

There are oodles of activities and workshops at the festival for families of all ages. From drumming, creative craft to gardening, you will find something to get stuck into. And the best bit? Its all free!

The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre is the family zone for the weekend and will be putting on lots of free activities!

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Drumming Workshops in the Studio…

Upbeat Music & Arts Workshops including Taiko, Samba and African drumming, come and make some noise in an hour of music and crazy beats. All ages and backgrounds welcome.

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Splashtonbury! A mini festival for you and your mini people on the Cafe Terrace…

Let the kids get down and dirty at Splashtonbury!

Henna, hair braiding, music, hoola hooping and lots of green fingered fun!

Join in or simply sit in the sun and enjoy watching your children growing wild!

 

 

 

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Under 5’s Fun Zone…

Hands on activities for under 5’s in The Riverfront upstairs bar area and sporting Tots Fun classes courtesy of Newport Live in the Dance Studio!

 

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Would you like to volunteer with us?

We are looking for lovely people aged 18+ who can help in the week running up to the festival to help dressing and the event organisation and give information out to the general public during the Big Splash festival.

If you like meeting people,  love performance and/or would like to support the festival and show Newport in it’s best and friendliest light then we’d love to hear from you.

If you would like to help or want more information, please email glenys.burnett-jones@newportlive.co.uk by the 8 June.

Volunteers from all backgrounds are warmly encouraged. If you have any access issues then please let us know.

The festival is an accessible event and we  are particularly keen to hear from volunteers who have experience of working with or supporting Deaf and disabled people to ensure we remain accessible to all.

 

British Sign Language Performances

British Sign Language Performances at The Big Splash

Open, accessible and fun for all the family, The Big Splash is all set to be a wonderful weekend of street theatre and will be offering seven British Sign Language interpreted performances across the weekend;

Saturday 22 July / Sadwrn 22 Gorffennaf

  • 11am Car Crash Wedding by Gary and Pel in Commercial Street on the junction with Austin Friars.
  • 3.30pm Ramshacklicious’ performance of Mr & Mr Burn at John Frost Square.
  • 4pm Kitsch n Sync’s Bedraggled at John Frost Square.

Sunday 17 July/ Sul 17 Gorffennaf

  • 11.45am Mr & Mrs Clark’s show Electioneering at The Riverfront
  • 1pm Circadian’s Schmutter Bros performance at the Usk Plaza.
  • 3pm Hound of the Baskervilles show at The Riverfront
  • 4.30pm The Balloon Man’s Magic Show at The Riverfront

The brochure and timetable is also available in large print and audio versions, please just ask at Box Office for your own copy.

Perfformiadau Iaith Arwyddion Prydain yn y Sblash Fawr

Agored, hygyrch a hwyl i’r teulu cyfan, mae disgwyl i’r Sblash Fawr fod yn benwythnos bendigedig o theatr stryd, a bydd yn cynnwys saith perfformiad yn Iaith Arwyddion Prydain drwy gydol y penwythnos;

Dydd Sadwrn 22 Gorffennaf

  • 11am perfformiad Car Crash Wedding gan Gary a Pel ar Commercial Street, ger y gyffordd ag Austin Friars.
  • 3.30pm Perfformiad Ramshacklicious o Mr & Mr Burn yn Sgwâr John Frost.
  • 4pm Perfformiad Kitsch n Sync o Bedraggled yn Sgwâr John Frost.

Dydd Sul 17 Gorffennaf

  • 11.45am Sioe Mr a Mrs Clark Electioneering at The Riverfront
  • 1pm perfformiad Circadian Schmutter Bros yn Plasa Brynbuga.
  • 3pm sioe Hound of the Baskervilles yng Nglan yr Afon
  • 4.30pm Sioe Hud a Lledrith The Balloon Man yng Nglan yr Afon

Mae’r pamffled a’r amserlen yma hefyd ar gael mewn fersiynau print mawr a chlywedol, gofynnwch yn y swyddfa docynnau am eich copi eich hun.

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Volunteer Call out!

The Big Splash is one of Newport’s largest free, family events. This year it’s jam packed with performances and shows across the city centre, from Friars Walk to Commercial Street to the Riverfront.

We need enthusiastic and dependable people who can support the festival by volunteering a few hours over the 2 days (wearing balloons is completely optional we promise!). You can get involved with assisting with performances, stewarding, helping the public and making our festival accessible to all.

If you’d like to join the Big Splash team, please have a look at our Volunteer Role Description and take a few minutes to fill out the Be a Volunteer! application form. We look forward to having you on board!
Volunteers are needed for a minimum of three hours on either the 16th or 17th July plus be available for a training session on either Tuesday 5th July between 6-8pm or Thursday 7th July  between 6-8pm. Once we have received your application we will contact you by the 24th June to confirm your availability and role.

 

 

Kapow!

kapow pic.jpgSo pleased to have West Midlands based dance company 2Faced Dance at The Big Splash. Their high energy performances on the streets have won them massive plaudits and this season’s show Kapow! won’t disappoint.

The male dancers combine power with humour, theatrics with visuals that is hugely appealing to kids and adults alike.

Check them out in the Friars Walk Zones on Saturday and Sunday.