All the World's Our Playground - Saturday 15th July 2023
This event was enjoyed by so many and demonstrated the wonderful community feeling that many towns lack."
All the World's Our Playground, Teresa Gilbert, Headteacher
Roll up, roll up as we present this year's All the World's Our Playground Festival programmed by young people in Shepton Mallet.
Programmed by Shepton Mallet's Arts Ambassadors All the World's Our Playground Festival promises a free magical family theatre festival right in the heart of Shepton Mallet!
From jungle book wonders to time travel, from Eurovision displays to flamenco from aerial circus to walkabout wonders - a festival not to be missed.
You do not need a ticket for any of the events - just come along on the day and join in! There will be a range of street theatre and walkabout acts plus full length shows and workshops
The Festival All the World’s Our Playground is all about letting children’s creativity and imagination take over the town. This event is free or by donation if you are able (suggested donation just £2 per adult for the whole event).
Shepton Mallet Market Place 10:30am – 12pm
10:45am - 11:30am Pirate Taxi, Pirates of the Carabina (show)
11:30am - 12:00pm Walkabout Binny, Tall Tails Theatre Company
11:30am - 11:45am Walkabout Jungle Book, Jellyfish Theatre
11:30am - 12:15pm Intergenerational Flamenco Dance Session with Karina Gracia
The Grounds of St Paul's Junior School 11:45am - 4:30pm
11:45am - 12:00pm Walkabout Jungle Book, Jellyfish Theatre
11:45am - 12:30pm Stilt Walker, Boom Circus
12:00pm - 12:30pm Eurovision Dance Display, Chapel Dance Studio (show)
12:30pm– 1:00pm Walkabout The Grimm Sisters, Scratchworks Theatre Company
12:45pm – 1:45pm The Jungle Book, Jellyfish Theatre (show)
1:45pm - 2:15pm Walkabout, Binny, Tall Tails Theatre Company
1:45pm - 2:30pm Stilt Walker, Boom Circus
1:45pm - 2:30pm Intergenerational Flamenco Dance Session with Karina Gracia
2:00pm - 2:45pm, The Grimm Sisters, Scratchworks Theatre Company (show)
2:30pm - 3:00pm, Walkabout, Binny, Tall Tails Theatre Company
2:45pm - 3:30pm, The Time Machine, Tor Theatre (show)
3:30pm - 4:00pm, Stilt Walker, Boom Circus
3:30pm - 4:15pm, Pirate Taxi, Pirates of the Carabina (show)
The festival acts have been chosen and designed by Shepton Mallet’s Arts Ambassadors – a programme run by Make the Sunshine in partnership with six Shepton Mallet Schools – St Paul’s CofE VC Junior School, Bowlish Infant School, The Federation of Croscombe and Stoke St Michael, St Aldhelm’s CofE VA Primary School and Oakhill Church School.
This event is kindly supported by Shepton Mallet Community Bookshop, Mendip Community Fund, Wells Festival of Literature and St Paul's CofE VC Junior School.