Promenade Festival 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Big Fish Arts regularly make dramatic contributions to the Annual Promenade Festival

The Themes for Promenade Have been
2011 Heritage & Architecture
2012 “What The Dickens!” – Sheppey in the Time of Queen Victoria
2013 Saxons and Vikings
2014 “War & Peas” The HomeFront on Sheppey before during and after The Great War

2015 ” Monsters, Myths & Mermaids” Fantastical Creatures bring colour to Sheppey

2016 ‘Illuminata Aviatica” celebration of Flight -Man Made & Feather Powered








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Flora’s War 1914- 1918 Young Roots Project to Commemorate WW1 -Home Front on Sheppey

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Flora’s War 1914-1918

We will work with young people to explore and articulate through a range of traditional and social media the impact that the outbreak of the First World War had upon the Isle of Sheppey and young people of the time.
Recognising its strategic position between London and Europe, the 1914 government strengthened & fortified all the services on this
“ Barbed Wire Island”.

We will map the changes which occurred on the Island due to the massive influx of Navy, Army and Airforce personnel onto Sheppey and people’s reactions to this through the eyes of actual young people who were alive at the time such as Flora, a seventeen year old cook in a Sheerness seaside house in Marine Parade.

We will explore their activities and interests, how they work, life at school and how they play as well as what they think of this very different world & the households in which they live. We will involve local historians, use census information and archive articles in local newspapers and museums to research the everyday life of the young people and their families one hundred years ago but employ modern technology and today’s social media to record their impressions.

Lantern Parades


Big Fish Arts has been running Lantern Parades in Sheerness since 2002.

We work with local schools, youth groups ,cubs scouts and cadets as well as families and everyone wishing to make their own unique lantern

Every year we choose a new theme including Fish, Ships & Boats,  Hot air balloons, Sheppey Landmarks & Chinese lanterns



The 2014 Parade will be on 6 December and we will be having Lantern Making workshop all through November and the First week of December

Any individuals or organisations wishing to take Part contact Chris 07775712306 or

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Punch & Judy – Human

Big Fish Arts perform a unique life size Punch & Judy Show.

Enjoyed by everyone from toddlers to Grandparents our 15 minute slapstick show

includes all the traditional characters.

We can be booked for fetes, parties,  street theatre and regularly attend the May Fayre at Covent Garden.P& J gRANP&J Covent GardenRichard - JudyImageImage  

What was the one experience that completely changed your life? What happened? How did it change your life?

George & the Dragon – Mummers Play

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The 20 minute play incudes songs and is traditionally  performed at Christmas time and to celebrate other festivals especially St George’s Day

We Parade in our Colourful Costumes playing Musical instruments and then perform the play starting with a rousing chorus of One Two Three Jolly boys ……


St George’s Day