'Family Rave' is a first for Plymouth

'Family Rave' is a first for Plymouth - The Box, Plymouth

By: Jo Clarke
Added: 04 December 2017

In a first for Plymouth, the award-winning ‘Big Fish Little Fish’ will be bringing one of their ‘Family Raves’ to the city in the New Year.

Tickets are now on sale for the event on Saturday 17 February which is being staged as part of the ‘Museum On Tour’ programme – a series of exhibitions, events and projects that are taking place across Plymouth while the Museum and Art Gallery’s building is closed for the development of The Box.

The event will run from 2pm to 4.30pm in the Main Hall of the University of Plymouth’s Student Union and promises to be great fun for all ages.

“We’ll have a dance floor full of bubbles, glitter cannons, huge balloons and a brilliant atmosphere,” explains Mark Tosdevin, Programmes Manager for Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives.

“One of the projects we’re running while we’re closed is called ‘Plymouth After Dark’ which looks at activities that take place across the city at night. Plymouth had a really vibrant rave scene at one point and ‘Big Fish Little Fish’ have a great deal of experience in translating the freedom and excitement of this into events that can be enjoyed by the whole family. We’re really excited to be working with them and also hoping that people who come along with their children will be keen to share their memories with us.”
At the event a soundtrack of club tunes will be provided by DJ Slipmatt who, as one half of the duo SL2, had a huge hit in 1992 with ‘On A Ragga Tip’.

Other activities will include a giant colouring mural, a play dough table and crafting tables. The littlest ravers will also be able to play on mats with tents, tunnels and a ball pool or relax in a chill out area.

Dressing up is also encouraged and the theme for the event is ‘Neon and Glitter’ – think all things that glow!

Tickets for the ‘Family Rave’ on Saturday 17 February are priced at £7.50 per person (non-walkers go free). They can be booked via www.motbigfish.eventbrite.co.uk

To find out more about the ‘Museum On Tour’ programme visit the what’s on section of www.plymhearts.org

To find out more about the ‘Plymouth After Dark’ project visit www.plymhearts.org/plymouth-after-dark

For more information about ‘Big Fish Little Fish’ visit their website at www.bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk