The Orchestra of Chaos
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

The Orchestra of Chaos

Back by popular demand, the house band of Funny Things 2017, Orchestra of Chaos, take you through their repertoire of hit covers in their own inimitable style. Join Barry Bling and Mr. Velvet for a sing-a-long and maybe even a bit of a boogie as they roam around Wolverhampton City centre getting up to musical mayhem.

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The Dancing Grannies
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

The Dancing Grannies

The Dancing Grannies are a gang of Black Country elderly ladies who like to get down and boogie wherever they please. When they are not at the bingo or having half a stout in the local pub, you’ll find them entertaining the crowds. The will travel to wherever the Ring & Ride will take them and we’ve booked their next journey to Wolverhampton.

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Pigeon Pals
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Pigeon Pals

Peggy and Penny are two chatty birds - glam pigeons, as you’ve never seen before. Hopping on and off local transport and pottering about the town, local bird Pegleg Peggy and her rather ditzy birdbrain Southerner pal, Penny, will be sharing delicious Black Country delights gathered from local businesses.

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Fantabulosa - BSL integrated performance
Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

Fantabulosa - BSL integrated performance

Step into the unforgettable magic of Fantabulosa! A fantastical pop-up world of imagination, storytelling and glitter where boundaries are forgotten and everyone and anyone can be whoever they want to be. Join some of the UK’s leading drag artists for a queer-positive participatory family drag show encompassing interactive storytelling, lipsync, performance, dress-up, games and original songs.

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Fantabulosa - BSL integrated performance
Oct
26
3:00 PM15:00

Fantabulosa - BSL integrated performance

Step into the unforgettable magic of Fantabulosa! A fantastical pop-up world of imagination, storytelling and glitter where boundaries are forgotten and everyone and anyone can be whoever they want to be. Join some of the UK’s leading drag artists for a queer-positive participatory family drag show encompassing interactive storytelling, lipsync, performance, dress-up, games and original songs.

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Venture - Steampunk Saturday
Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Venture - Steampunk Saturday

Climb aboard and take a ride as we pose the question ‘is life about the journey or the destination?’ Venture is a bicycle powered carousel, featuring a binaural (3D) soundscape experienced through headphones – as you ride the carousel, you listen to an evocative story. Venture is for all generations – it’s sense of playfulness re-awakens the child in us.

8 people per ride – each ride lasts 4 mins. Venture was designed, created and produced by young people on Imagineer’s Transformations Programme working alongside industry professionals. Imagineer’s Venture has been brought to Funny Things by The Mela Partnership, a membership initiative, created and led by award winning arts company, Nutkhut, to support and develop a national network of festivals and producers working with diverse outdoor festivals and events.


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Swyron - Steampunk Saturday
Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Swyron - Steampunk Saturday

A unique blend of Vedic and Victoriana, Swyron is a steampunk revolutionary, situated somewhere between the Mahabharata and H.G. Wells. A timeless, universal and mythical character complete with full armour, Swyron journeys on his time-travelling, steam-billowing machine – delighting and astounding audiences with his intergalactic adventures.

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