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Exciting line up for Free Family fun day at The Civic

Extra acts announced for The Civic Garden Party - a free family fun day on Saturday 23 September from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Join The Civic for a day of free family friendly fun in the sun. Enjoy live entertainment: marvellous music, terrific theatre, magical mayhem, brilliant balloons, daredevil dances, crazy circus and amazing aerial performances, super singing and of course ravishing refreshments and more.

To add to this fantastic line up we now have extra music, workshops and of course, balloons!

The Garden Party will feature shows throughout the day by world class street performers Markmark, who will be performing a super spectacular with hilarious Houdini style escapes, musical mayhem and just pure silliness. Markmark are an award-winning international company who have been touring the world for over 17 years. With broad influences of physical and comic styles they are set to bring barrels of laughs!

A special performance from TurnAround Dance Theatre is sure to set the imagination souring. Experience the magic of live aerial circus, dance, humorous characters, transforming sets, beautiful songs, audience interaction and live story telling. Children (and grownups too) will love joining in the singing and dancing with The Thief, the Fox & the Phoenix, a free outdoor performance throughout the day in Mandala Gardens. It’s an adventure filled with excitement and wonder that the whole family can enjoy. 

Children feeling inspired by the amazing circus acts will be able to experience the fun of the circus as they give it a go themselves in Circus Workshops from 11:00am to 2:00pm. They will be able to learn circus skills with a professional tutor from Green Top Circus. The workshop will feature a range of equipment and skills that are guaranteed fun and giggles.

Of course, no party would be complete without balloons and Green Top Circus will be balloon modelling throughout the day.

Barnsley Percussion Ensemble will be adding a fun musical soundtrack to accompany the day as they play live. Barnsley Percussion Ensemble are a group of young musicians from schools across Barnsley. They cover a range of musical genres such as, film music, pop, rock, marches and world music using percussion instruments such as bongos, Samba drums, African drums and many more, perfect for party music.

There’s plenty more to entertain and delight as The Civic celebrate the launch of their new season and showcase the awesome talent of the artists they support. Bring your picnic and join the party!

And don't worry (we know what you're thinking) if it pours we’ll go indoors.

The Civic Garden Party will take place on Sat 23 September at 11:00am – 3:00pm in Mandala Gardens (The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ)
Recommended for ages 3+ and the whole family.