Village Green is back and offering a fantastic array of family friendly performers and activities on Saturday 13 July. From toddlers to teens, from grandmas to grandkids, there’s a stage, a space and a tent to enjoy at the festival in Chalkwell Park. For puppetry shows, sing-alongs, sensory play and much more, head to Mini Green, the dedicated area for babies and toddlers, located this year in a new performance space.
Meet The Lost Leigh Goose with Wild Story Theatre and go on a musical adventure with Mrs H and the Singalong Band. Visitors here might meet dinosaurs in the swamp with Buttercup Club, leap into a new story from Usborne Books or go wild with Taleshakers. Half a String Theatre Company will entertain all generations with Intricate and truly memorable puppetry and powerful stories told through physical objects and live music.
For budding musicians, Play the Rig offer the chance to try out percussion instruments. This musical playground for the whole family, created with an installation of curiosities, is built from upcycled objects which have been turned into instruments and experiments. Be amazed at what can be recycled and made to make music.
The N-Act Theatre Stage is new to Village Green this July. The Theatre Tent will host some fantastic performances for children and young people to share the joy of live theatre.
Teens should head to the Oak Stage to see variety of young up and coming Southend musical talent courtesy of Soslam Music Collective and everyone, children, teen or adult should visit the Create98 tent to make a festival headdress to wear proudly all day.