Tram Sunday Fleetwood

Sunday 21 July

Fleetwood Festival of Transport, Tram Sunday, has evolved into a spectacular Festival which offers a wide range of entertainment, activities and fun, catering for all age groups. It’s a Classic Vehicle Show with stalls and rides and the amazing SpareParts Arts Festival.

SpareParts is the UK’s ONLY festival of art, performance and spectacle dedicated to transport and travel. As well as all the incredible vintage vehicles, we are delighted to once again bring to you a dizzying display of acts of motion, movement and wonder.

The fun has already been going full steam ahead through months of activities all across Fleetwood with our varied participation groups. This year we aim to have our largest contribution from Fleetwood residents in the parade which starts at 3pm at Fisherman’s Walk.

As usual we hope you will be surprised as you make your way through town on the day, by some of the many walkabout artists who will be popping up throughout the footprint.

Programme

Albert Street Car-park

Sam has 24 hours to clear out his grandad’s old bike workshop. He remembers grandad teaching him to ride (and pretending to be his favourite superhero,Bicycle Boy). 

It seems grandad may have left Sam a present somewhere in the workshop, and some clues to find it. But there’s no power and Sam needs electricity to unlock the clues. Can you help him? 

If we can connect up enough bikes and pedal like mad we can generate enough power for Sam’s journey. 

Join us for a musical adventure (and be prepared to help pedal power the performance).

More about Bicycle Boy

Rangoli is a traditional form of art using coloured sand to decorate floors. Try your hand at under water Rangoli – an innovative version of the dry sand art where the sand actually lies beneath the water and you will be amazed to see its design and clarity.

Circus meets sculpture with performers, like surfers on a wild sea, riding a giant semi-circular see-saw made of wood and steel which creaks and groans as it transforms from a catapult, a gently rocking cradle, a tunnel, a slide – creating an ever changing land and soundscape. 

More about Belly of the Whale

Sam has 24 hours to clear out his grandad’s old bike workshop. He remembers grandad teaching him to ride (and pretending to be his favourite superhero,Bicycle Boy). 

It seems grandad may have left Sam a present somewhere in the workshop, and some clues to find it. But there’s no power and Sam needs electricity to unlock the clues. Can you help him? 

If we can connect up enough bikes and pedal like mad we can generate enough power for Sam’s journey. 

Join us for a musical adventure (and be prepared to help pedal power the performance).

More about Bicycle Boy

Arriving in a cloud of raucous brass heavy music, driving their home made, flaming and smoking battle-church. Dressed in punk marching band attire & existing within their very own miniature apocalyptic microclimate. 

These idiots are convinced that the inventible end of the world is upon us, maybe today, maybe right here, maybe right now! 

Their mission? To educate you into what to expect when we move into the next phase, the switch over into the new dawn, into the next frequency of consciousness.

More about Band at the end of the World

Circus meets sculpture with performers, like surfers on a wild sea, riding a giant semi-circular see-saw made of wood and steel which creaks and groans as it transforms from a catapult, a gently rocking cradle, a tunnel, a slide – creating an ever changing land and soundscape. 

More about Belly of the Whale

Sam has 24 hours to clear out his grandad’s old bike workshop. He remembers grandad teaching him to ride (and pretending to be his favourite superhero,Bicycle Boy). 

It seems grandad may have left Sam a present somewhere in the workshop, and some clues to find it. But there’s no power and Sam needs electricity to unlock the clues. Can you help him? 

If we can connect up enough bikes and pedal like mad we can generate enough power for Sam’s journey. 

Join us for a musical adventure (and be prepared to help pedal power the performance).

More about Bicycle Boy

Euston Gardens

Get comfy on giant beanbags and contemplate the clouds whilst listening to a daughter’s journey with her father across Route 66.

Immerse yourself in an ever changing view where even the most seemingly featureless skies provide plentiful material… Then take a look in Gobbledegook’s converted horse trailer — a museum of the sky, which holds a library of clouds and artefactMs from cloud gazing and gazers around the world.

More about Cloudscapes

When a rag-tag group find themselves caught between homes, they are confronted with tests, trials and magical creatures. They will have to learn each others’ stories in order to understand their own. 

Theatre Témoin bring their vibrant visual style to the great outdoors, using clowning, comedy and large-scale puppetry on an adventure exploring destinations, journeys and who we meet along the way. 

Routes has been developed and researched with Refugee, Migrant, and Native British groups and artists in partnership with PsycheDelight, Young Roots, A Band of Brothers,Creating Ground, and Greenwich Migrant Hub.

* Join Routes at the corner of North Albert Street and Bold Street, corner of Bold Street and Lune Street or the corner of The Esplanade and Bold Street.

More about Routes

When a rag-tag group find themselves caught between homes, they are confronted with tests, trials and magical creatures. They will have to learn each others’ stories in order to understand their own. 

Theatre Témoin bring their vibrant visual style to the great outdoors, using clowning, comedy and large-scale puppetry on an adventure exploring destinations, journeys and who we meet along the way. 

Routes has been developed and researched with Refugee, Migrant, and Native British groups and artists in partnership with PsycheDelight, Young Roots, A Band of Brothers,Creating Ground, and Greenwich Migrant Hub.

* Join Routes at the corner of North Albert Street and Bold Street, corner of Bold Street and Lune Street or the corner of The Esplanade and Bold Street.

More about Routes

Victoria Street - opposite Fleetwood Library

LeftCoast presents Radio Local by Hunt & Darton

This 12 hour radio spectacular will be broadcasting live, straight from the centre of Tram Sunday – for one day only. Hosted by deadpan duo Hunt & Darton, Radio Local is exactly that: local. It’s built with, by and for local people, telling your stories, sharing your news, playing your jingles. There are loads of different ways to get involved on the day – it wouldn’t be local without you!

Make a jingle in our Jingle Shed and record your own Radio Local jingle to be played throughout the day. And if the hustle and bustle of Tram Sunday gets too much head on over to our Listening Shed where you can sit back and listen to the sweet sounds of Radio Local.

HOW TO LISTEN: LIVE on Fylde Coast Radio –  and follow @leftcoastuk on social media and be the first to hear the podcast. 

Pop-up Performances

Come and see an early flying machine with touches of Mad Max and Leonardo da Vinci for good measure.

Set in an imagined future dystopia full of bizarre characters trying to regain the magic of flight, this underworld of crazy contraptions is inspired by 19th century theatre sideshows.

More about High Flyers

Clear the runway, folks— it’s Roger Blighty, with Betsy Blue the biplane bicycle! It looks like a plane, it sounds like a plane, but the only thing that’s REALLY up in the clouds is Roger’s head…

Prepare to be amazed at how far Roger has gone to make his fantasy a reality; is he really a magnificent man with a flying machine, or just ‘plane’ deluded?

More about Roger Blighty

Come and see an early flying machine with touches of Mad Max and Leonardo da Vinci for good measure.

Set in an imagined future dystopia full of bizarre characters trying to regain the magic of flight, this underworld of crazy contraptions is inspired by 19th century theatre sideshows.

More about High Flyers

Covering hundreds of miles at a time with no mod cons, the road warriors are dirty and hangry! 

Ready for action and carrying weapons, the wasteland warriors come pushing their V8’s and truck prams made from recycled materials in search of water and fuel. Fights often break out between the Wastelanders – keep back, you may be taken hostage! 

The Mad Max Prams and assorted wasteland accessories will be available in The Village for you to create your own post-apocalyptic style: you can become a wasteland warrior too… and it’s the best place for alternative selfies!

More about Mad Max Prams

Boom Bike Bourrée are an original 21st century streetband. A joyous mix of medieval dance, traditional folk and hip-hop! 

Featuring grinding hurdy-gurdy, pumping accordion, slide trombone and a beatboxer. Four musicians and wirelessly boosted to 1.5 Kilowatts by the amazing Boom Bike Sound System. 

Fat beats, heavy bass, digital fx, catchy tunes and dancing in the street.

More about Boom Bike Bourree

Lord Street (by alleyway into Albert Street Car Park)

Covering hundreds of miles at a time with no mod cons, the road warriors are dirty and hangry! 

Ready for action and carrying weapons, the wasteland warriors come pushing their V8’s and truck prams made from recycled materials in search of water and fuel. Fights often break out between the Wastelanders – keep back, you may be taken hostage! 

The Mad Max Prams and assorted wasteland accessories will be available in The Village for you to create your own post-apocalyptic style: you can become a wasteland warrior too… and it’s the best place for alternative selfies!

More about Mad Max Prams

An original 21st century roving wireslessly boosted Boom Bike Sound System. Bringing tunes, announcements and entertainment to the festival. 

More about Boom Bikes

Opposite Ash Street

House of Wingz present a high energy breakin’and acrobatic space themed dance sequence that explores the aspirations of a little girl who wants to land on the moon. 

Skool of Street Website 

Learn more about the ancient art of henna – try out some transport designs and even freestyle. 

House of Wingz present a high energy breakin’and acrobatic space themed dance sequence that explores the aspirations of a little girl who wants to land on the moon. 

Skool of Street Website

Find your inner Samba rhythm with Poco Loco, watch their demonstration and even join in!

Fleetwood Library - Community Hub

HOW TO GET HERE

By car

Exit the M6 at Junction 32 and take the M55 towards Blackpool. Then leave the M55 at Junction 3 and take the A585 towards Fleetwood.

 

By train

The most convenient mainline station is Blackpool North. The station is 7½ miles from Fleetwood so why not make a real day of it and catch a tram. Leave the train station, turn right and head for the sea. Trams run north to Fleetwood, every 20 minutes. Journey time is approximately 40 minutes.

ENJOY SPAREPARTS FESTIVALS

The programme at each festival is slightly different – come along to more than one – we would love to see you!




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