Waterfoot Wakes Festival 2021
Every Weekend throughout August
The Boo | Old Library Cafe Waterfoot | Analogue Farm Whitworth
COMEDY | FOOD & DRINK | CRAFT |WORKSHOPS
CIRCUS | LIVE MUSIC | DJ | STORYTELLING
This year, we’re doing things differently – instead of one weekend, we’re celebrating Waterfoot Wakes over an entire month! The festival will take place over the entire month of August, with tons of events and workshops throughout. We hope that a whole month of family focused events happening in Rossendale, will bring local families that ‘Holiday At Home’ feeling – and some well-deserved days out this Summer to look forward to! We want to take this opportunity to say a massive THANK YOU! Horse+ Bamboo ran a Crowdfunder campaign during July 2021 to help keep Waterfoot Wakes an entirely free event, and, thanks to so many generous donations from individuals and businesses, we are delighted we are able
to make every event in this festival ‘Pay What You Can’. (You can find more information about Pay What You Can, on our website & on the back of this leaflet.) We cannot wait to see you all at the festival!
FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE BOO
The Boo’s Gin Bar is back! Every Friday night in Waterfoot from 5pm – 11 pm
Large selection of gins available & now with draft beer!
To celebrate the return of the gin bar, every Friday in August, there will also be a kitchen takeover from a local food business
Indoor & Outdoor seating available.
6 AUGUST GIN BAR – RELAUNCH POP UP KITCHEN : SAMOSA HUT
BAR 5PM – 11 PM
Welcome back to our Gin Bar – head over on our relaunch night for the unveiling of our new bar front created by fine artist & urban sketcher, Caroline Johnson. Samosas & curry dishes available 5pm -9pm from The Samosa Hut.
13 AUGUST – OPEN DECKS POP UP KITCHEN: RAINY CITY RAMEN
BAR 5PM | EVENT 5PM – 11 PM
Bring your favourite records or CDs and book a slot at our first open decks night! Message us ahead of time on any of our socials to secure your time slot. And the event isn’t just for DJs! The bar will be open to enjoy drinks, with food provided Rainy City Ramen.
20 AUGUST – JAM NIGHT POP UP KITCHEN : THE STINKY CHEF
BAR 5PM | EVENT 7PM – 10PM
Jam Night hosted by Aziz Ibrahim (The Stone Roses, Simply Red). Bring an instrument, a track, a dance, a poem -whatever your creative passion, this is the stage. And the event isn’t just for performers! Come down to watch the event: the bar will be open and look out for the kitchen takeover announcement on our socials.
27 AUGUST GIG – THINGUMABOB AND THE THINGUMAJIGS + POP UP KITCHEN : THE STINKY CHEF
BAR 5PM | EVENT 8PM – 10.30PM
Thingumabob’s family-friendly set is a blend of pop, funk, ska, folk, reggae, soul, rock and everything in between.
”Think Mighty Boosh meets The Blockheads” – Carol Hodge, BBC Introducing.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
This year we have a whole host of events and workshops from our Parade to our craft event for the Great Floating Paper Balloon radio show launch to Wakes favorites like Circus Skills and Ukulele Workshop there is something for all the family at The Wakes. Plus look out for special event Compact Disco as they boogie around the streets of Waterfoot on Saturday 31 July to kick our festival off!
SATURDAY 31 JULY PARADE – WAKES PARADE | EDGESIDE PARK, WATERFOOT 12PM – 4PM | PERFORMANCES EVERY 1/2 HOUR
The Wakes Parade is back! Follow a route around Edgeside Park lined with performances from local bands and community groups, also featuring props from the Horse + Bamboo archive.
8PM | 18+ ONLY
The Boo’s comedy night with Tez Ilyas is back and in person! Join us at The Boo for our first in person comedy night of 2021!
Tez will has hand picked some of the brightest and best of the UK comedy scene to join him for this interactive online comedy night.
Tez will be joined by three other comedians, watch this space as they will be announced shortly!
This show will also be live streamed via YouTube – please pre-book to receive the link
11AM – 2PM | ALL THE FAMILY (UNDER 12’S MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)
Beginners’ circus skills workshop with Sarah – Learn to juggle, spin plates, diabolo and more! Perfect activity for grown ups and their children alike.
10AM – 11AM PRE WALKERS, 1PM – 2PM WALKERS
A very special Baby Boo session featuring live acoustic guitar music throughout from Chris Davies.
Your baby will also be able to have the option of exploring creating different sounds first hand as Chris will have a range of percussion instruments as well as ukuleles available for you and your little one to explore.
Along with live acoustic guitar and percussion Chris is an experienced flautist so there may be some flute playing during the session!
The session will interweave music, sound, performance, creativity, interaction, movement, and most importantly fun!
Baby Boo is a free play, sensory session for children 0 – 4 years.
Our open play sessions allow little ones to explore and discover at their own pace.
This session is designed for pre-walkers specifically. If you have more than one child and need to bring an older sibling this is fine but please let us know in advance by emailing email@example.com so we can make sure that there is an age appropriate provision for the child.
PERFORMANCE 12:30PM | WORKSHOP 2PM – 3PM AGES 8 – 80 YEARS (UNDER 12’S MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)
Be ready to sing, have fun and surprise yourself! This workshop is suitable for total beginners. If you have your own ukulele, please bring it along, but we will also have plenty of ukuleles for people to borrow!
Great activity for grown ups and children to enjoy together.
This year we have something for all the family as we welcome back festival favourites as well as some festival newcomers. This years offering has everything from puppetry, to promenade style to Kamishibai!
11AM, 1PM + 3PM | DURATION 20MINS | 3+
New storytelling piece from Hina Qureshi.
“A story of understanding the rich dimensions of diversity and celebrating differences.”
Mango Kahani tells the vibrant story of a city through the celebration of mangos. Mango season is where families come together and the house smells of all sort of different pickles and chutneys. A beautiful story with a surprise at the end.
11AM, 1PM + 3PM | DURATION 20 MINS | 7+
Godzilla lingers in his subterranean cavern. He’s waiting for a call, any call, THE call.
Above ground the obsessive need for cleanliness is creating a problem below ground.
This could be the call Godzilla is waiting for.
GODZILLA v the FATBERG is 20 minutes of action-packed story-telling told in the kamishibai style. Kamishibai is Japanese for paper theatre.
11AM, 1PM + 3PM | DURATION 20 MINS | 3+
A Waterfoot Wakes’ family favourite every year! Clive Chandler has been doing Punch since the early 1980’s, performing more than 200 shows every year… that’s over 8,000 shows!
11AM + 3PM | DURATION 1 HOUR \ 3+
This summer go on a Mossy adventure with a special live interactive promenade installation performance.
The mid summer flowers have not opened and the bees are sad. Can Mossy and Lichen help the bees and find a way to make the mid summer flowers open in time? With help from some old friends, Holly and Ivy and The Root Folk band as well as some new acquaintances they meet along the way they just might be able to save the day once again and bring joy to the bees and the forest.
With puppetry and original live music from the Root Folk band.
Based on the book Mid Summer With Mossy by David Chatton Barker.
Please note that this performance takes place outside at a farm and involves walking between scenes, there will be uneven ground and some scenes will be out in the open. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing.
10:30AM – 3:30PM INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES FOR A ‘BUBBLE’ ( UP TO 7 PEOPLE) EVERY 20 MINUTES | 0 -2 YEARS
Come one! Come All!
Bugs Big! Bugs Small!
Tonights the night
For the Great Bug Ball!
The Bug Hotel is throwing open its doors to families with children aged 0-2 to come and take part in the Great Bug Ball. Join the Woolly Bear caterpillar and friends on a journey of discovery featuring classical voice, guitar and multi-sensory play.
The show introduces very young children and their families to some of the UK’s most exciting and, sadly, endangered insects. Each performance invites one family or support bubble into The Bug Hotel, a beautiful and intriguing tent full of colours, sounds and imaginative creatures. This is a place where bugs come to relax and rejuvenate – a hideaway to be found at the bottom of a garden or tucked away beneath a tree. We invite families to escape our world and join the insects on their summer holidays. The show is a 15 minute interactive experience for one group at a time.
Please pre-book, walk up will not be available due to the small capacity per performance
11AM, 1PM + 3PM | DURATION 45 MINUTES | 3- 8 YEARS
The delightfully comic story of a little red bag that jumps out of a brown paper bag – what in the world is it and where is it going?
Join us for a fantastical journey of paper bag proportions, dive into the sea and travel to the land of snow. Watch out for a giant paper bag wandering about making strange noises….
Garlic Theatre bring a sprinkle of pure magic with mime, clowning and puppetry