Wonderful World

31 JULY 2016 11AM-4PM

Wonderful World

Featuring performances from national festival acts together with local music performances, all within the beautiful surroundings of this town-centre space.

We are delighted to announce that our summer programme of cultural events in People’s Park will be going ahead this year, thanks to funding support from Arts Council England.

What’s more our outdoor spectacular event – Wonderful World – which launches the programme, will this year take place as a culmination of the much anticipated Dong Energy Great Grimsby 10K race on 31 July.

The Culture House has joined forces with race organisers Tape2Tape and North East Lincolnshire Council to stage its annual event as a festival celebration awaiting runners and their families and friends, as well as usual audiences.

Taking place from 11am – 4pm as the 10K race comes to an end, the celebration of outdoor arts and culture will see performances from national festival acts together with local music performances, all within the beautiful surroundings of this town-centre space.


The Giant Balloon Show


The Wind & The Sun

The Wonderful World programme will feature The Giant Balloon Show by circus specialists Dizzy O’Dare.

Expect balloon sculptures, high energy comic performances and that all important giant balloon.

On the day audiences of all ages can be taken on a ride around the park in Yorkshire-based company, Pif-Paf’s inventive travelling machines “Flycycle” and “Submercycle”.

What’s more, expert large-scale puppeteer, Andrew Kim from Hebden Bridge will be bringing a walkabout hippo – Hippochondriac – that stops to perform a theatre show and Tell Tale Hearts from Sheffield will perform their colourful outdoor show for children, the Wind and the Sun, inspired by the Aesop fable.

Balancing act ‘Man on the Moon’, by George Orange, is another must see and Rhubarb Theatre from Lincoln are all set to perform their new roaming show, Explorers Galores.

In addition local favourites The Earthbound Misfits will deliver their popular circus skills workshops as well as create giant bubbles, plus the Shenanigans will present duo act, Postcard Posers, with Hull-based company Uber Giraffe sending the ‘Gorgeous Girls’ on stilts to take selfies with audiences.

Music on the day will come from leading local bands including The Finest Hour, Chloe Rose, Through the Cracks, Sambalada and Just Mammals.

A range of other activity will be offered on the day, including a nature lab and face-painting as well as partner activity, including Lincs Inspire Fitness Challenge and family fun sports and NELC Youth Service climbing wall and football cage.

All activities are free.

Following Wonderful World, four free Picnic in the Park events will take place in People’s Park on, 7, 14, 21 and 28 August, from 1pm – 3pm, featuring regional bands covering a wide range of genres, from jazz to calypso.





Charlotte Bowen, event producer said:

“The Culture House has been working really hard over the past couple of years to bring a quality series of cultural events to People’s Park which audiences have told us they really enjoy.

“It therefore made sense to join forces with the new race in order and add our festival day to the end of it, while also bringing more to existing audiences.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with the Dong Energy Great Grimsby 10K, which will be a fantastic event for the town. And by doing so, we can bring more arts and culture to more people.”

“The activity is supported by Arts Council England who has once again acknowledged our efforts and objectives with funding support, enabling Wonderful World to maintain a free public event.”