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Warrington Arts Festival 2024

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Aphrodite's House Party
by Night People

Friday July 19th


A celebration of love, lust, care, self-love and Queer/Femme party experiences in a bass heavy world for all to enjoy. 


Family Garden Party
in Queens Garden

Saturday July 20th & Sunday July 21st

12:00am - 5:00pm each day 

Join us at our free Family Garden Party. Taking place over 2 days, an event for the whole community to come and enjoy live music, performances, hands-on activities and garden-themed fun!  


I'm Glad You're Here
by Lowri Evans

Saturday July 20th & July 27th

Bookable timeslots

A greeting service with a difference at Warrington Central. 

If you're sick of carrying yourself through long journeys (and perhaps life in general), then I'm Glad You're Here might just be for you. Artist Lowri Evans will meet passengers off trains and offer a series of bespoke greetings during the festival. 


The Soapbox
by Warrington Arts Festival

Monday July 22nd - Saturday July 27th

12:00am - 1:00pm each day

For 1 hour per day, at lunchtime, town centre visitors can access a variety of local talent performances by singers, storytellers, poets and much more.  


by Gobbledegook

Tuesday July 23rd & Wednesday July 24th

This show is audio descriptive with touch tours available

Relax on a giant beanbag and enjoy CLOUDSCAPES, part-installation and part-performance by Gobbledegook Theatre, where the clouds are the main role. 


An Evening With Dross
by Pretentious Dross

Wednesday July 24th

7:00pm - 8:45pm

Join Art House Witch & drag shapeshifter - Dross for an evening of dark, queerly decadent cabaret, storytelling & physical comedy.

An Evening with Dross

Open Exhibition Preview 

Warrington Arts Festival

Thursday July 25th

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Be the first to see the 2024 Open Exhibition, the largest open exhibition across the North West! 

his year's show is guest curated by Sarah Harris and the winners will be announced on the night. 

Warrington Open

by Gorilla Circus

Saturday July 27th 3:00pm & 8:45pm

The 3:00pm performance is BSL interpreted 

UNITY is a reflection on community, an act of protest, a call for change and a dream for the future. A large-scale, aerial-spectacular production featuring wire-walking, dance trapeze, hair hanging and hydraulics which merges immersive theatre, circus and community stories in a powerful but intimate way.

Unity Gorilla Circus

Oh Warry Warry
by Frances Disley

Friday July 19th -  Saturday July 27th, Golden Square, 19-27th July, 11:00-3:00pm each day

Frances Disley invites you to immerse yourself in her latest sculptural installation, ‘Oh Warry Warry’, commissioned as part of Warrington Arts Festival. This evocative work is a homage to Warrington, its vibrant community, and its rich tapestry of stories. 

Oh Warry Warry

Blissed Out
by Sarah Harris

Friday July 19th -  Saturday July 27th, Golden Square, 19-27th July, 11:00-3:00pm each day

A free installation that will be at Golden Square for the duration of the festival.

A kaleidoscope of colour inspired by the magical, playful light that shines as the sun rises.

Blissed Out

by Young Producers x Tony Green

Saturday July 20th & Sunday 21st

11:00am - 3:00pm

Come join us at “Squiggle” where you’re invited to lose yourself in doodles at our Community Canvas. 

We’ve got the pens, you've got the power. 


Lilo Lost It! 
by Move MCR

Monday July 22nd

10:15am & 1:15pm

Join Lilo as she navigates the colourful landscape of her mixed heritage, exploring themes of identity, acceptance, and cultural celebration. Lilo lost it is a show suitable for children and families.

Lilo lost it

The Business Of Love
by Amy Nic

Tuesday July 23rd


In the weeks before her 30th birthday, Kelly is facing an ultimatum. Either she finds a boyfriend, or she loses her job. I mean, we’ve all been there right? The Business of Love celebrates all choices for women, whilst wrapping everyone in an embrace of female friendships. In this office, you’ll find the gossip is hilarious, provoking and full of juicy sex stories. Best paired with a good cuppa.


Disunited Jukebox: A 21st Century Opera
by Company Carpi

Thursday July 25th


Angry, serious, comic, personal, emotional… 

Disunited Jukebox is a brand new opera about the bewildering state of the modern world and our hopes & fears for the future, created by composer Gary Lloyd & choreographer Bettina Carpi. 

Disunited Jukebox

by Untold Orchestra x Ghetto Fabulous

Friday July 26th 7:30pm

This show is BSL interpreted

Untold Orchestra and Ghetto Fabulous join forces for one night only to bring the party to Parr Hall!  

Icons Ghetto Fabulous

No Dragon, No Lion
by TS Crew

Saturday July 27th


In a groundbreaking twist on tradition, this high-energy performance shatters boundaries, marrying elements of the classical lion dance and Chinese opera with the pulse-pounding beats of beatboxing and the dynamic athleticism of martial arts, tricking, and parkour.


Bring Back Old Billy 

by Hayley Reid

Friday July 19th - 10th November 2024

Artist Hayley Reid presents the Bring Back Old Billy Committee - a quest to reunite Old Billy's bonce with his hometown of Warrington. We're talking about the world's oldest horse ON RECORD here – Victorian-era taxidermied head and all!   


A new commission for Warrington Arts Festival, expect workshops, talks, performance and surprises. 

Old Billy

I Am Because You Are
by Leanne Van

Friday July 19th -  Saturday July 27th


Leanne is a mural artist and illustrator who aims to create positive, uplifting art and bring joy to public spaces.

A new commission for Warrington Arts Festival, she will create a series of  colourful outdoor murals inspired by the communities that make up Warrington.

Leanne Van

<Signs Of The Time>
by Steve Sutton & John McLeod

Friday July 19th -  Saturday July 27th


A travelling structure mapping festival space and time, this way-finder has more to offer than a direct A to B. The place to meet and consider your direction; Signs helps you get to your destination and beyond.

Signs of the Time
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