On the Rec
As well as a range of stalls, food and the FCN bar we are pleased to have on the Rec:
Team Rubicon is the UK’s biggest Action Sports School and with 10 years experience, is the most active provider of skateboard, scooter, bmx and inline demos, contests and events in the country. Website
A traditional royal show – on the hour from 14.00 to 16.00
Korfball is the world’s only exclusively Mixed-Gender Sport and is similar to basketball & netball in the way it’s played. It’s a Fast-Paced and Dynamic game that is accessible to anyone, whether young or old, male or female, beginner or expert! Facebook
The British Herpetological Society – cancelled
Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control The British Herpetological Society is not able to come to the Big Day Out with their snakes and lizards. Both the Society and FCN are very sorry for any disappointment.
The Great Get Together
This weekend is the national Great Get Together day in memory of the death of Jo Cox, at the Big Day Out the Furzedown Labour Party will have a stall where they will be offering free ribbons in several colours. There will be pens and the idea is to write a positive message. It could be a statement such as ‘ For the many not the few’ or ‘We have more in common than divides us’ or a wish/action such as ‘end food banks’, ‘Hug a firefighter’ or ‘ I’m going to do more to help my elderly neighbours’. The choice really is yours.
The idea grew from the positivity people felt after the election results last week. Everyone we spoke to had a sense of hope that the UK might alter its course to a more compassionate one.
Come to the stall on Saturday and write a ribbon of hope and add it to the other ribbons on the outside of the tennis courts. When you leave the Big Day Out, please take it and tie it somewhere where people can see it, such as your gate or bush. Eventually the sun and rain will make you wish fade but it won’t be forgotten because your ribbon will still be there and everyone will know it carried a message of hope.
African Drumming – Ancestral Hands
Ancestral Hands are a South London based company who specialise in African drum and dance workshops, classes and performances. Website
Stagecoach Mitcham has been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting for over 10 years. We are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills, building confidence and stretching imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes. We’re extremely excited to have our talented Performance Troupe from Stagecoach Mitcham to perform at the BigDayOut this year. They will be performing a mixture of dances they have worked on throughout the terms. Website:
£3 all day ticket
We run multi-activity camps for children aged 4 – 14 during Easter, Summer and half term holidays across South London. Throughout 12 years of operation Activ Camps has developed a unique and exciting model of activity camp, where the children always come first. Activ Camps provide innovative and inclusive variations of traditional games and sports, giving children the opportunity to escape any negative experiences or stereotypes. Activ Camps also strives to provide children with experiences that they would not normally encounter, activities such as Body Zorbing, Archery Tag, rock climbing and a number of epic giant inflatables are just a few of the favourites.