Here are the first acts for Big Splash 2019!
Dyma rhai o’r perfformwyr cyntaf ar gyfer Sblash Mawr 2019!
How do you listen? How would you communicate with someone who is deaf? Shout louder? Speak slower? Deaf Artist Jonny Cotsen wants to tell you a story and find out. Join us for a cup of tea at the Big Splash festival. Jonny’s latest project, ‘The Hearing Hearing Aid’ (HHA) works with creative technology to … Continue reading Jonny Cotsen
Presented by Mr and Mrs Clark & Dino Rovaretti The News is a live and rolling performance, a current affairs cabaret with salacious and banal tit bits spun like yarn. Gareth Clark and Dino Rovaretti are roving reporters seeking anything that is newsworthy to present at regular time slots in a way that will make … Continue reading News
Roulette wheel meets juggling: danger, skill and unpredictable moments. Project_Vee is a nod to a Soviet era circus act, remixed for the 21st century. Steel, concrete and motors meet in an unlikely way; Project_Vee takes juggling in a different dimension. Literally. Project_Vee is commissioned by Without Walls, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Out There. … Continue reading Project_Vee
WANTED. No welsh seaside town is safe… The Zoltana’s are on the loose! They are un-hinged and unplugged from their amusement arcade booths, ready to read your fortune through the medium of contemporary dance, the psychic ipod and emoji roulette… Mystic Myfanwy from Barry, Clairvoyant Clarissa and Psychic Jill from Rhyll are complete charlatans! Don’t believe their cold readings- its a scam! A Farce! A … Continue reading Mystic Myfanwy
These big, bouncing, b-boy breakers and their beat blasting boom box are sure to bring out the funk in everyone. Heads will turn as they bounce along to their sound system in their massive high tops. This high-energy fun act might even teach you their secret handshake.
Ladies & Gentlemen, lets get ready to RUMBLEEEE with our two Krilliant pugilistic crustaceans. They’ve got the eye of the tiger…shark, but are in a bit of a pinch. They’ve stretched their mussels but their crabby attitude might see one of them getting battered. Join the shrimply crabtivating Boxing Crabs as they train for the … Continue reading Boxing Crabs
Follow this swarm of super friendly bees as they search for a new home. Meet the colony; Queen Beeatrix, The Beezey Rider, BayBee, Granny Bee, Scout Bee and Lord Bumbleton the third as they try to adapt to life outside the hive. Save the Bees! Make friends with them! Feed them! Watch them do their … Continue reading Waggle Dance
Lucie Sheridan is an illustrator and printmaker. She creates her work within her studio at Centrespace located in central Bristol. Lucie has over 18 years experience and specialises in silk screenprinting. She is represented by many galleries and shops both on the highstreet and online and has been commissioned by such clients as Conran, Heals … Continue reading Rubbish Portrait Booth
A feast of food fusion and storytelling across geography and generations, in this vibrant comedy circus show. International contemporary circus artist Blaze and touring circus chef and performer Fatina are Mother and Daughter in a plate spinning, food juggling, fire blazing show, bringing the family kitchen and its recipes from the world to life. Join … Continue reading Do what ya Mama told ya!
The creators of the ever popular Roo’d bring you sporting stars with attitude. Their powerskip stilts enable these giant bouncing characters to reach impressive heights of 1 metre off the ground.Test your endurance against the circus Strongmen.
Can Wonder Woman save the world from all evil? Diana The International Woman of Mystery introduces herself, then changes into Wonder Woman while hula hooping. The main issue is how she actually does the spin and changes costume so fast, or not so fast in this case. She plays out the story of saving the … Continue reading Wonder Woman
Two beautiful 1950’s Jukeboxes sit side-by-side. Watch them spring to life as two performers (hidden inside) re-create classic pop music videos in a lip-syncing musical medley. Using props, masks, puppets and a terrible selection of wigs, the kitsch duo animate some of our favourite celebrity pop-stars from past and present. The Beatles, Sinead O’Connor, Miley … Continue reading JukeBoxes
Meet Daisy, Lawna and Mo, our glamorous 1950s housewives in sunny suburbia, who enjoy nothing more than a bit of baking and a quiet spot of gardening on a Sunday afternoon. But recently they have all been having some trouble with their topiary… are these ladies of leisure losing their minds or does the flora … Continue reading Topiary Trauma
The Band at the End of the World! Arriving in a cloud of raucous brass heavy music, driving their home made, flaming and smoking battle-church. Dressed in punk marching bandattire & existing within their very own miniature apocalyptic microclimate. These idiots are convinced that the inevitable end of the world is upon us, maybe today, … Continue reading The Band at the End of the World!
Mr & Mrs Clark’s Inviting The Neighbours Around To Paint brings people together through the simple task of drawing, mark making and painting. It is a liberating space to simply indulge in a spot of creative doodling or profound painting. The blank walls are a sounding board for ideas, shapes, colour, discussion, and most importantly- expression. … Continue reading Inviting the Neighbours Around to Paint
Flossy & Boo return to Big Splash with The Ramshackle’s Brilliant Adventure! There are very many things we are told when we’re young, but the Ramshackles were misfits, not ordinary, not one! They missed the talk on how to grow up, on how to sit still, or drink nicely from a cup. Their adventures took … Continue reading The Ramshackle’s Brilliant Adventure
By Kristoffer Hubball The Last Post is here! But who is it for? And what is inside? Bring forth The Recipient! Joining together outdoor clowning, stupidity and processional performance, be part of history and witness the delivery of humanities last ever letter in a timeless performance that touches on all the seriousness, the innocence and … Continue reading The Last Post
The Giant Balloon Show will have the audience in stitches and in awe simultaneously. Expect feverous balloon sculptures, high energy comic performance and of course the all important giant balloon! Take everything you know about balloons, add an award winning entertainer and an 80’s soundtrack, and twist that into a highly entertaining show for the … Continue reading The Giant Balloon Show
Whimsy is the story of a girl who sees beauty in everything around her from the shinning sun to the bright green moss but wonders how she can compare. Through an imaginative adventure she comes to see the beauty in herself. A two-woman dance theatre work, sparking imagination as we watch Whimsy fly high with … Continue reading Whimsy
The wildest of wild boars the Twrch Trwyth is rampaging through the Welsh countryside. Pursued by the legendary King Arthur, a lovable if not occasionally useless hero. Witness their mighty duel, watch the great beast sniff and growl before his charge! Will our brave king save the day and tame the untamable! Take a glimpse … Continue reading The Hunt for the Twrch Trwyth | Hela’r Twrch Trwyth
Dick Danger dances like no-one is watching….and it’s possible that those who are actually watching may just wish they weren’t. When you watch this street show you will witness the world’s loudest juggling routine, groan at the world’s cheesiest gags and marvel as he attempts to ascend the precarious chair stack to balance on his … Continue reading Dad Dancing
We are a Cardiff based Afro Brazilian percussion band, fusing the love of samba with funk, soul, reggae and jungle
Defying Gravity Academy is Newport’s home of cheerleading, dance and performance. A place where young athletes can hone their skills in a safe, focused and professional environment. As our academy grows we aim to broaden our horizons, setting not only new competitive goals for our teams but setting new community goals, looking for new and … Continue reading Defying Gravity
Is Big Splash looking like it might just be too much fun for you to handle? Are you against merriment in all its forms? Come & find the Deputy Minister and Under Deputy Minister of Anti Fun who will patrol the city centre seeking out and identifying all subcategories of amusement. Using Ministry Approved Equipment, … Continue reading The Anti Fun Ministry
‘What the Tortoise Taught Us” Life lessons from the wisest creature on the planet. Meet Zelva, the beautiful giant Tortoise. Walk side by side with the world’s oldest and most awesome reptile, help to feed her, stroke her enormous shell and be inspired by a close-up encounter with nature at it’s most incredible! Learn to … Continue reading What the Tortoise Taught Us
The Sisters of Saint Sparkles’ call to prayer, smashes irreverence and fabulousity into one almighty church service. Come and take communion with the Sisters in this comic mashup of The Sound of Music, Sister Act and epic Drum & Bass tunes. Join the congregation as we bring the party to Sunday mornings! Stay after the … Continue reading The Sparklettes Sunday Service
Challenge your inner centurion, play 3000-year-old board games and strive for victory in a gladiatorial bout of rock-paper-scissors TO THE DEATH! Recreate the anticipation and excitement of ancient Rome as you cause a megalithic stir in our colossal play event. Aimed at all ages, ROMANS! also features knucklebones, dice games and an area for younger … Continue reading ROMANS!