LIMF Family Zone back for 2018

Sand sculpting, open jamming sessions with the British Music Experience, an Ocean Dome, silent disco, circus workshops and loads more for families at this weekend’s Liverpool International Music Festival.

Make Space Create and Culture Liverpool will create a magical and spellbinding children and family arts area within LIMF. The engaging and interactive space will have exciting installations and environments for children of all ages to play and create together.

international sand sculptor and artist Zara Gaze, known for herSandalism works, will create a sand sculpture which will be live-carved and evolves during LIMF and take inspiration from the beach and seaside. As well as carving internationally at sand sculpture festivals, she paints annually for Glastonbury Festival and is also responsible for the creation of a 60-ton sand sculpture which is live-carved.

British Music Experience (BME) will be offering hands-on musical workshops in their Open Jamming sessions and families will have the chance to design and create their own graffiti t-shirts. The BME Workshops will relate to the BME collection and put music in the context of British history and society.

New to LIMF this year and working in partnership with Incredible Oceans and Institute of Physics will be the Incredible Oceans installation. Within the ocean dome will be hands-on water and ocean physics experiments for children and a silent disco with tracks that illustrate and talk about the physics acoustics properties of underwater sounds.

Among the other attractions, this year LIMF will feature a double-decker with Arriva housing family arts and activities, the welcome return of the ever-popular beach, arts and craft workshops, a new-look Festival Vibe area to get festival face painting with Fabarooney, and the game zone. Over the weekend, there will be circus workshops and performances from Freefall Circus. Funny Looking Kids will be performing cabaret, and there will be street theatre from Bread & Butter Theatre, and Artemis.

Cathy Cross, Make Space Create, says: “We at MakeSpaceCreate are so excited about this year’s children and family zone at LIMF. Building on the success of previous years we are so pleased to add fabulous new elements to the mix this year! Our infamous Clubhouse has evolved, as well as the chance to rave we also get to enjoy comedy shows, music gigs and much more random joyous silliness that only we in the Family LIMF Zone know how!”

Liverpool International Music Festival takes place next Saturday and Sunday (21 & 22 July) in Sefton Park. For only five pounds (adults) and free for children 11 and under, festival-goers will enjoy performances from international artists including Wiley, Example and DJ Wire, Trevor Nelson, Haçienda Classical, Basement Jaxx (DJ set)as well as the hottest new acts including Aurora, Young Fathers, Not3s and more. LIMF represents the next chapter for the global city welcomes talent from around the world and local talent supported by the festival’s homegrown LIMF Academy. For more information visit

The Children & Family Zone has been made possible thanks to support from Arts Council England.

Plus, back by popular demand will be arts and crafts, festival face painting, circus workshops and performances from Freefall Circus, Funny Looking Kids cabaret and street theatre performances from Bread & Butter Theatre and Artemis.

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Liverpool Waterfront