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Childrens Entertainer – Pontefract Liquorice Festival

Gemma Colley

Childrens Entertainer – Pontefract Liquorice Festival

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Pontefract Liquorice Festival is back – and what a sweet treat it is this year! Get ready for a confectionary-themed bonanza celebrating Pontefract’s historic link with liquorice. The festival is a firm family favourite with something for everyone including delicious street food and the chance to explore the speciality market – with many stalls offering liquorice themed products!
As part of our preparations for this landmark event, we are seeking responses to a creative commission to form part of our programming.

Creative Commission Details

We are seeking responses for an energetic & fun host for the new ‘kids zone’ We are keen to involve artists, producers, makers, and creatives in the delivery of this element of the festival and want to showcase the creativity and ingenuity of the Wakefield and wider West Yorkshire creative sector. Your response should incorporate the following elements:

  • Hosting the kid’s area 10am – 4pm this would involve getting the children involved in activities, announcing when the parade begins, organising dance along, sing along & games.


We would like applicants to provide quotes inclusive of all materials/costumes for your act, WDMC will provide you with all tech support including a sound system & wireless mic.

Please note that only one creative will be selected from applications to deliver the work.

Please send an expression of interest to with an outline of:

  • Your ideas for this Creative Commission including a quote breakdown.
  • Why you are interested in this opportunity.
  • Details of your creative practice and relevant experience working on events and providing entertainment.
  • Evidence you will be able to provide an activity specific risk assessment.
  • Evidence of your Public Liability Insurance [Minimum 5 million].

Application deadline: Friday 8th March 2024

Event dates:

Sunday 14th July 2024

Event taking place at: Pontefract Town Centre

Fee: Requesting Quotes

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