• Make Your Own Gromit with Aardman Animations

    Join the creatives behind classics such as Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep and learn how to model your own Gromit to take home in your very own doggy bag.

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  • Frantic by Acrojou

    Explosive, acrobatic dance-theatre choreographed around a wheel with a rain-soaked finale.

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  • dip by Max Calaf

    dip is a show for all ages and families. dip combines high skilled trampoline acrobatics and live music (brass, electronic and percussion instruments)

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  • Look Up by Hikapee Theatre

    An exciting, playful and energetic collaboration of circus, puppetry and theatre.

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  • The Actual Reality Arcade by Matthew Harrison

    Life-sized interactive game zone for all ages, inspired by classic arcade games.

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The Full Shebang

See the streets and venues in Mansfield town buzzing and bustling with quality performances and events at this brand spanking new festival.

Developed by First Art, The Full Shebang takes place on 7 September in Mansfield Town Centre and will feature high-wire circus, a life-size interactive game zone based on classic arcade games, trampoline and acrobatics shows, music, dance and model making with the creatives behind Wallace and Gromit.

The Line-up

Here is the full line-up of the performances, workshops and activities taking place throughout the day at The Full Shebang Festival.

See the full-line with in our hot-off-the-press Full Shebang Pocket Guide.

Frantic by Acrojou

Explosive, acrobatic dance-theatre choreographed around a wheel with a rain-soaked finale.

Where: Market Place

When: 14.00  / 16.20 (lasts 20 mins)

dip by Max Calaf

dip is a show for all ages and families. dip combines high skilled trampoline acrobatics and live music (brass, electronic and percussion instruments)

Where: Market Place

When: 13.10 / 14.45 (lasts 25 mins)

Belly of the Whale by Ockham’s Razor

Like surfers on a wild sea, the performers ride a giant semi-circular seesaw made of wood and steel which transforms from a catapult to a slide, creating an ever-changing land and soundscape.

Where: Market Place

When: 12.00 / 15.40 (lasts 40 mins)

Look Up by Hikapee Theatre

An exciting, playful and energetic collaboration of circus, puppetry and theatre

Where: Market Place

When: 12.40 / 15.10 (lasts 30 mins)

The Actual Reality Arcade by Matthew Harrison

Life-sized interactive game zone for all ages, inspired by classic arcade games

Where: Old Market Cross

When: 11.00 – 17.30

Bingo Lingo by Wild n Beets

Bingo Lingo is a game for everyone, where disability politics meets cheeky end of the pier humour. A reinvention of a great British tradition. So it’s eyes down for a game like you’ve never played before.

Where: West Gate

When: 14.30 /  16.00 (lasts 35 mins)

Dorothy’s Shoes presents Ragroof Tea Dance: Dance through the Decades

DJs and dancers whizz you through a century of dance crazes, from Charleston to Tango, from Mambo to Jive, from The Twist to Saturday Night Fever and beyond.

Where: Four Seasons Shopping Centre

When: 12.00 -13.45 / 14.45 – 16.15
Suitable for all ages and all abilities

The Human Jukebox

The world’s first human sized jukebox. A DJ inside the huge Jukebox will entertain your guests with humorous performance and top tunes.

Where: Four Seasons Shopping Centre

When: 11.00 / 13.45 / 16.15 (sets last 1 hour)

Squawk by Creature Encounter

A walkabout show featuring two vibrant birds in all the colours of the rainbow who explore their surroundings with inquisitive beaks and joyful squawks. 

Where: Four Seasons Shopping Centre

When: 11.30 / 14.30 / 16.00

Please note this is a walkabout show and will start from this location

Circus Workshops with The Circus House

Free drop-in circus workshops to learn all the skills and trickery you’d need to run away with the circus. From aerial hoop to juggling.

Where: Makers’ Quarter (The Old Library)

When: 10.30 / 13.30/ 16.00 (lasts 1 hour)

Limited capacity

Suitable for ages 4+

The Circus Runaways by The Circus House

A family friendly circus show encompassing daring feats of juggling, acrobatics and aerial. Be wowed as the performers tell you their tale of sequins, star dust and life on the road as a travel troupe.

Where: Makers’ Quarter (The Old Library)

When: 12.00 / 15.00 (lasts 30mins)

Animal Mask-making (Masks by Wintercroft)

Super-cool 3-D mask making for all ages. Make your own bear, fox, bird or rabbit mask.

These are no ordinary masks, these are masks designed by a man that has worked with the likes of Damien Hirst, Sir Paul McCartney, Björk and Game of Thrones.

Where: Makers’ Quarter (Mansfield Museum)

When: 10.30 – 13.00 / 14.00 – 16.30 (drop-in sessions open for 1 ½ hours)

Suitable for ages 4+

Make Your Own Gromit with Aardman Animations

We are over the moon to be bringing Aardman Animations to The Full Shebang. Join the creatives behind classics such as Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep and learn how to model your own Gromit to take home in your very own doggy bag.

Booking in advance is recommended as capacity is limited.

Tickets £2 plus booking fee.

Venue: The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield, NG18 1NG

Times:  1030 / 1230 / 1530 (lasts 1 hour)

Suitable for ages 5+

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The Full Shebang is produced by First Art in partnership with Without Walls Touring Partnership Network

With support from Mansfield District Council, Mansfield BID, Four Seasons Shopping Centre, Inspire Youth Arts and Mansfield Museum.

First Art, a Creative People and Places project funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, is led by Creswell Heritage Trust in partnership with City Arts, Junction Arts, Prince’s Trust and Ault Hucknall Environment Action Group.