In The Festival Arena
As well as the fantastic music line-up, the food traders and the Festival Market there will be lots of other activities and performances for all the family to enjoy at Fuse. Here’s what is booked so far!
Art and fun family activities
The Little Green Frog Café and the Nurture Network will be running all sorts of fun activities for young families – creative crafts which will be used to liven up the Fuse site, including Wacky Willow sculptures; a Teddy Bear’s Picnic each day, in conjunction with the Buddy Bag Foundation; baby yoga; and a family bootcamp/fitness session. Certainly keeping everyone busy!
The Wade Street Church tent will be home to arts and craft sessions over the course of the weekend.
Bollywood and Bhangra moves for the little ones.
Damon Conlan Magician
Combining sleight of hand and comedy to delight, resident Fuse magician Damon Conlan – Jocular Prestidigitator – will be roaming across the festival arena to bring memorable, mirthful and miraculous close-up magic. Catch him if you can…
Emily Rose Galvin
Following her performance on Saturday as one half of duo Rose&Cloud, Staffordshire Poet Laureate Emily Rose Galvin and Lichfield writing group Poetry for the People welcome you to join an intimate and informal circle of writers from all backgrounds, ages and experience. Whether you want tips on how to begin, or feedback on current work, they will provide a wholly inclusive space for all your questions and conversation. Held within the Centrum area.
Flotsom The Fool
Circus workshops for families, teaching skills such as juggling, diabolo, poi, flower stick and loads more – they even have a freestanding slackline for the adventurous to try! And in between all this they will do stilt walkabouts around the site.
Fusion Dance – Friday
Fusion are regular performers at Fuse, showcasing a wide range of dance styles– come and watch Team Fusion in action on Friday evening as they open Fuse with a bang!
Fun and frolics on the inflatables!
Try your hand at a range of fun and wacky games and toys with Simon! A slinky escalator, a 2 player pin ball game, a table top 10 pin bowling alley, marble machine, a Jacobs ladder machine, fidget toys, giant bubble wands, and many other smaller things to play and puzzle out!
Lichfield Fitness Community
A variety of family sporting and physical activities and games, challenges suitable for all ages and abilities.
Mark Fraser Storyteller
Enter the world of dragons, fairies, wizards, pirates and giants! Acclaimed storyteller Mark Fraser will be bringing his books to life with puppetry, masks and performance in the story tent. At night Mark is gone but the weird and odd Jacob Cracker will tell you tales to chill the bone in the (slightly) Spooky Stories session. Suitable for ages 1 – 101 ish.
Omkara Tribal Belly Dance Display – Saturday
The Omkara ladies will be showing off their American tribal style belly dance.
Pauline Quirke Academy
Watch the kids of the Pauline Quirke Academy perform a flash mob within the Fuse arena! There will also be opportunities for young people to join in musical theatre workshops in the PQA mini-marquee.
Salsa People – Sunday
Another chance to get your salsa steps perfected with Kate – free one hour dance.
Silhouette Dance Academy – Sunday
A showcase of dance and gymnastic routines from various age groups.
Yoga Collective – Sunday
Join the Yoga Collective for free yoga in the Fuse arena. Bring your mat and a bottle of water and get your yoga on! A great way to start your day.
Lichfield Repair Café – Forest Harvest – LoCaL – Sunday
Come along for a chat to find out more about the Repair Cafe and share your own skills with others. Find out more about LoCaL and Transition community groups too, and join in their free activities!
Forest Harvest will be displaying a range of goodies to avoid plastics such as wax cloths, courtesy of our local bees, and of course honey from their avery in Yoxall. They will also be demonstrating their low carbon credentials with a cloche that provides electricity; and hydroponically grown water cress and water mint using a solar water pump. Stand in front of the panel and everything stops for “mares-tail-tea”!
NCT Nappy Changing/Feeding
The National Childbirth Trust will be with us providing baby changing facilities and comfortable baby feeding areas.