Based on an electric vehicle and trundling around site as if on the ocean wave our clinker-built skiff brings a salty taste of the sea to an event. The two characters on board: the captain and the boatswain were marooned in this lifeboat in 1799 when their crew mutinied – and they are still adrift.
Sunday 17th July 2022
The SpareParts festival is back as you know and love it, as part of Tram Sunday in Fleetwood Town Centre, on Sunday 17th July 2022.
Whilst last year we brought the reflective installation ‘In Memorium’ to the Marine Hall gardens, this year we return to our fun, walkabout acts and crazy contraptions for you to encounter at the 11am parade which starts at Lord Street and finishes at the old hospital on North Albert Street.
The acts can be accidently encountered all day long as they move around the Tram Sunday footprint from 10am – 4pm. Amongst 17 new acts commissioned for 2022, you can ask for a selfie with an Octopus on a Bicycle, you can dance to the Rajasthan Heritage Parade Band or hang out at the Compact Disco, you can listen out for the fabulous Flatulator then watch the slapstick Honeymoon Balloon show at Euston Gardens. All our acts are whimsical, family-friendly and they will give you the most remarkable day out since before that Pandemic thing…
SpareParts is a joyous, celebratory way to spend one of your Sundays in July. The sun always shines and there are smiles a-plenty, so, we do sincerely hope to see you there. Don’t forget the parade is earlier this year at 11am
Sending good vibes in advance,
The SpareParts Team x
Check out our Spareparts 2022 Video
ARTISTS & EVENTS
Part animal and part mechanical, Hieronymus the hippo is feeling under the weather. Fortunately, his companion doctor/mechanic is only too eager to show you what’s under the bonnet to diagnose the problem. What follows is an array of puppet shows built into the troubled creature revealing the origin of his malaise.
Perching high on top of a tricycle vessel, a giant Octopus steers through the crowd, peddling with her twisted tentacles. She propels a rocky outcrop covered in bladderwrack, from which two deep sea fish emerge and perform a series of “aquabatic” contortions as the tricycle cruises the currents.
These five engaging hucksters have been hawking the fringes and byways this summer: conducting their commerce, making connections, interactions and unforgettable transactions; the like of which you could not ever have imagined possible. Come and find them before they find you!
Wildflower is an outdoor pop-up performance produced by Newcastle based LGBTQIA+ Arts Producers, Curious Arts. Performed by two dance artists, Wildflower takes audiences on an emotional journey of companionship, self expression and acceptance, exploring what it truly means to be a Wildflower.