A CREATIVE organisation is bringing back reimagined family mini-festivals to Barrow this summer.

BarrowFull, a creative organisation working among the town’s thriving cultural scene, is programming the Playcation mini-festivals for all the family to enjoy arts and culture in their local neighbourhoods.

The Playcations will be held from 11am-3pm around Barrow between August 4 – August 12.

The completely free family-friendly mini-festivals will be held at the Dock Museum on August 4, Cavendish Park and Barrow Island on August 5, Barrow Park on August 8, Ormsgill Playing Field on August 9, Vickerstown Park, Walney on August 11 and in the town centre around Portland Walk on August 12.

There will be different drop-in activities available on different days including daily free face-painting, origami and papercrafts from artist Amy Williams, Superstar Textiles from Danielle Chappers-Aspinwall, sound-making machines with Full of Noise, puppet making and Afro Brazilian Dance sessions.

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Also included will be VR experiences from Leo and Hyde, Uke Can Do It Ukelele Workshops from Alfie Bridges, who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent last year, as well as making and creation sessions from Art Gene, Tori Davies and Signal Film and Media.

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Live music will also be played at 3pm from Flynt’s Emma Dockray every day except August 4. Instead, there will be children’s folk music sharing from Lake District Summer Festival at the Dock Museum.

Daniel Tyler-McTighe, director of BarrowFull, said: “The Playcations have been really popular over the past two years, so we’re bringing them back but changing the kinds of things we’ve got on offer.

“We do hope everyone will come and support, especially those who haven’t been before. We’re a very welcoming team and we know everyone will have a great time.”

BarrowFull is one of 39 Creative People and Places (CPP) projects recently awarded funding by Arts Council England with the aim of increasing participation in the arts, particularly amongst those least engaged.