Free event Family friendly


Fri 20 Aug 2021 - Sun 22 Aug 2021


10:00 - 16:00


Wakefield City Centre

Wakefield's Cathedral Precinct will be host to various performance acts, shows and workshops across the three day weekend launch event for Festival of the Earth.

Friday: Seaside and environmental themed walkabout acts ‘Cali & Mari’ (two octopuses!) and ‘What the Tortoise Taught Us’ (an animatronic tortoise). 3D chalking street artists will be creating a sea themed environmental piece on the Cathedral steps.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: The Bull Ring will be host to an 18 metre inflatable whale! Audiences will be invited to gather in front of ‘The Whale’ to watch a show called ‘Plastic Ocean’.

Sand art workshops and sculpture making will take place on the Cathedral steps alongside the 3D chalking street art.