We have a full and exciting programme…

The WhizzFizzFest will, in grand tradition, kick off at 11am with the Festival Parade from Market Square. Schools are busy crafting the wonderful outfits and puppets around the themes of magic, mystery and famous characters from children’s literature.

Headlining this year’s event will be ballerina extraordinaire and Strictly Come Dancing judge, Dame Darcey Bussell, who will oversee a spectacular dance competition featuring students from local schools. If your school is interested in taking part in this year’s competition, you can contact our Communities team for more information. 

And adding a dusting of gold to the glittering day will be the appearance of Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill who will host a question and answer session for her many fans and budding future Olympians. Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill will also tell us about her magical new book from her series Evie’s Magic Bracelet.

More exciting details and the full programme will be available from 1 March when tickets will go on sale.  So, stay tuned and don’t forget to keep visiting the website and checking our Twitter and Facebook pages #WhizzFizzFest