Volunteer performers needed for Night of Festivals 2013

Date published: 5 Aug 2013

Posted by: Joe Pick

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More opportunities for you to be part of Night of Festivals 2013 in Nottingham.

We are recruiting volunteer performers to become frogs, Day of the Dead skeletons, cats and mice for the event.  On the 13th and 14th September you will join a host of other colorful characters in a number of mini carnival processions that will brighten Nottingham City Centre.  These would be a great roles for street dancers, break dancers, free-runners or anybody with lots of energy.

Night of Festivals is a two day spectacular with diverse live performances in the City Arts Dome, storytelling for families in the Night of Festivals Yurt, experimental moving image in the ArtReach Nanoplex and colourful carnival processions throughout the day.

We need 10 people to become frogs, 12 to become skeletons and 8 children (aged 9+) to become cats and mice.  The costumes for the characters have been created by Mandinga Arts, a leading UK carnival arts company.  There will be the opportunity to work with experienced staff from Mandinga, looking at costume, movement and performance.


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As a skeleton you will have free run of Nottingham’s Market Square.  You’ll need to be light on your feet, enjoy playing with the public and have a desire to make mischief!

Cats & Mice

These character are suitable for children (aged 9+).  You will run around and play with a giant puppet dog.Frog Costumes


Learn performance skills from Mandinga and entertain the crowds with some physical comedy.  As a frog you’ll need to have a sense of humor and a spring in your step.


Performances will happen on the 13th and 14th of September.  There will also be two sessions with Marianna from Mandinga, each two hours long.  The first sessions will take place August 29th or 30th.  The second sessions will take place September 7th or 8th.  Volunteers must be able to commit to these dates.

For more information about the project & to register your interest in becoming a volunteers please contact

Please share this opportunity with anyone who might be interested.  We look forward to hearing from you.