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Workshops: Seaside

Wychwood Festival workshops—Seaside

Experience the magic of the seaside but at Wychwood Festival!

These workshops give you the chance to embark on a wonderful seaside adventure in which you will discover a variety of fun and enchanting collections of magic, puppets, bubbles, poetry, music and of course the Punch and Judy Show. Tailor-made activities to suit children of all ages and keeping the adults entertained too!

Wychwood Festival Family Circus Show

Family Circus Show

A family friendly show that includes comedy, slapstick, unicycling, juggling and danger!

With over 22 years experience of throwing things in the air and falling over, Frumpid’s skills have entertained at cabarets, corporate events, festivals, cruise ships and more.

Brought to you by Frumpid Stumplestone

Wychwood Festival Wild West Circus Show

Pecan Pete's Wild West Circus Show

A rootin tootin confection of cowboy capers, competitions and danger! With whip cracking, lasso spinning, gun spinning, blank Colt 45's firing, balloon horse modelling, rope throwing and Pony Express races.

Yeehaw! The last surviving English Cowboy in Wales has performed all over Europe and America and even beat the cowboys at their own game!As an International and National Whip Cracking Champion, you know you're going to have a cracking time!

Brought to you by A Handful of Hats

Mr Wow as: The Director

Mr WOW as ‘The Director’

Using balloon modelling to create costumes and props, The Director guides his actors to create a stupendously funny and sometimes heart touching epic tale. Watch and enjoy as he encourages his actors to give their best performance. They never fail!

Absolutely brilliant. It could have gone on and on. I loved it!
Bruce Airhead Show

Bruce Airhead Show

The metamorphosis of a man and a six-foot balloon. Thirty minutes of totally original, high energy, family street entertainment that has been performed on three continents, laughed at by the crown heads of Europe, mud splatted in the fields of Glastonbury and enjoyed by everyone.

Nick Cope's Family Songbook

Nick Cope's Family Songbook

Nick Cope’s family performances are legendary! He has a fanatical army of fans from all over the world, If you haven’t heard his songs come and find out what you’re missing!

a brilliant show
Olá Samba Bateria

Performance from the Olá Samba Bateria

Samba drumming group Olá Samba play a high-energy mixture of authentic Brazilian rhythms as well as original grooves on the percussion instruments of the Rio Carnival.

Wychwood Festival's very own Sam Shrouder.

Sam Shrouder

Our very own Sam Shrouder will be reading from his book, Play it Again Sam. This book is his journey from an unemployable Time Study Engineer to being part of the team that created the greatest British theatre success story of its time. It is also about the people he meets along the way.

Sam says Should you survive this journey, I am sure that you will close this book saying He was one lucky boy!.

Murray Lachlan Young to appear at Wychwood Festival 2017

Murray Lachlan Young

Satirical soliloquy, rock-n-roll reverie and ditty from Radio 4 regular and BBC 6 Music resident poet extraodinaire. Murray takes us on a delightful romp into the bizarre facets of fame, fashion, people and politics. Coinciding with the release of his new hardback collection How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You? this is unique stand-up comedy/spoken word performance from one of the very best.

Expect flamboyant, punchy wit, brooding subtext and empathetic humour.

Cheltenham Poetry Festival Spoken Word Stage

Get ready for a smoking hot spoken word line up this year! Expect the finest and funniest stand-up poetry, slam, music and more including:


Delighting audiences since 2005 with his infectious, high-energy slam poetry. He’s won countless slams thanks to his hilarious, and anarchic, brand of stand-up poetry.

Grumble with Miserable Malcolm ‘Stroud’s most miserable poet’

Get ready to shed tears (of laughter) when Malcolm entertains us with poems about death, despair, and loss; excerpts from appallingly disheartening novels; and details of his disastrous love affair with Mavis Wright.

Brenda Read Brown

Cheltenham Poetry Festival Slam champ, famed for her adrenaline fuelled fiercely orignal poetry.


Spoken word and hip hop artist J P D L works with djs, beat box collectives and live bands to create conscious lyrically based music reflecting the environment that surrounds us.

Claire Ferguson Walker

A rising star on the stand-up scene described as warm, funny, clever and always accessible by Matt Harvey (Radio 4).

Joy Amy Wigman

Poet, comedienne, slam champ is a festival favourite. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a deliciously disturbing, wry and witty set from the Red Headed Pixie of Doom!

Robin Shaw Hood

Gloucestershire’s only comedy rapper Robin Shaw Hood is linguistically cunning and highly amusing. Come hear him rap about his cat, Phil Mitchell and the dangers of over-using Facebook.


Full of delightful, educational entertainment that will teach you about the many wonderful benefits of the Autistic spectrum. This fun packed seminar will be filled with light hearted humour, music and motivational speaking. You will laugh, you will learn and you will enjoy yourself.

DJ Tony Prince

Meet ex-Radio Caroline / Radio Luxembourg DJ, the president of the Elvis Presley fan club and the man behind the DMC publishing empire. An inspirational pioneer in the sphere of electronic music, instrumental in the development of legal remixing as an element of the club DJ’s transformation to production in the 80’s and 90’s. Prince launched and edited clubbers lifestyle magazine, Mixmag.

He will be talking about his new book The Royal Ruler & The Railway DJ in a Q&A with Glovebox Live’s Mark Stratford.


Wychwood’s partner of conscience, Toybox, has been attending the festival for 4 years now. Come and hear Lynne, the Toybox CEO, talk about some of the people she has met and what Toybox is doing help children living in some of the world’s most dangerous cities. This will be an interactive session, with lots of opportunity to ask questions.