Fun Fridays to hit Boston Market Place

Grand Theatre of Lemmings
Grand Theatre of Lemmings

Fridays throughout August will be free family fun days in Boston Market Place with a month of entertainment organised in association with Transported.

There will also be face painting.

The event forms part of the borough council’s commitment to use the market for entertainment and a launches a month of events organised with the Transported Arts Project.

Next Friday, the Nu-Urban Gardeners will present a series of food-orientated interventions entitled Cabbages and Kings which will take the form of a competition based loosely on TV and radio panel shows.

There may also be a bouncy castle for children to enjoy.

On Friday, August 15, Neil Baker from Electric Egg will be running a sketchcrawl event, where he will lead participants in sketching and drawing their surroundings.

Participants can drop in for a short while or stay for the whole event and the images will be added to an online collection of work.

The Cherubs, two gilded angels will also take to the street on golden scooters, innocently interacting and spreading divine mayhem.

Friday, August 22, will offer an opportunity for all to try their hand at plumage-inspired knitting and crafts guided by artist Julie Willoughby.

The task will be to create an item reflective of the new public art commission at RSPB Frampton Marsh.

There will also be a challenge to join in the creation of a giant-sized piece of community art.

The Pentagon is a free-standing plywood installation, swathed in attention-grabbing hand-drawn cartoons.

Finally, rounding off the month’s Friday family fun days, on August 29, Strangeface mask and puppet theatre will present Fen Boy.

Suitable for all the family, they will tell you a tale, sing you a song and give you a taste of the unexpected through the story of the trickster fairy Boggart, Fen Boy is based on local folklore and is the story of a tiny creature made from mud who is found by a farmer and who soon gets the better of his new master.

Also attending each day will be Skinner’s Ice Cream – everything is free except for the ice creams.