GRAB the glow sticks, get the face paints and bring the kids as a family rave is coming to Clydebank.
The town will host Big Fish Little Fish Scotland’s Heroes and Villains theme event on Sunday, June 11, where guests can dance the afternoon away
Guests are encouraged to come along in fancy dress with their best comic invention characters and enjoy the multi-sensory dancefloor as DJs pump out classic club tunes.
Kirstie Wilson, manager of the company, said: “We were actually invited to bring our event to Clydebank Town Hall after Maeve Dixon, the creative learning officer at the venue attended one of our bi-monthly parties at Glasgow Drygate last summer.
“She loved the relaxed and fun atmosphere with her own family and thought it would be great to take it back to Clydebank. I visited the venue and loved so many of the features – I love the police cells backstage.
“It’s such a beautiful building with a great history and I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for people locally to be able to use as it was intended which is to bring people together.”
Bubble machines, club visuals and a giant parachute dance help to create the atmosphere of a real rave, but the event will also offer a play and chill-out area for babies, as well as a crafting area featuring colouring. There are also expected to be pop up stalls offering facepainting, cakes, and occasionally have special additions such photo booths, DJ workshops, dance sessions and storytellers.
Kirstie added: “When myself and my husband Liam, also the BFLF resident DJ, started BFLF Scotland, it was always my intention to find opportunities to take the party out of the city and into closer communities – we did this in Galashiels last year – and it’s just lovely to be in a unique venue in easy reach of families who just want to have a belter of a day out.
“We’ve worked so long in getting our parties right and ironing out little niggles, and winning Family Arts Festival awards three years in a row shows we’ve got it spot on.
“It’s all in having a non-pretentious, family-friendly and enjoyable experience and the best thing about it for me is seeing people leave with a huge smile on their faces, usually dads, saying ‘I’ve not had that much fun in years’. It’s all about reminiscing and it makes kids happy when they see their parents having fun.”
The company has been voted Best Family Event for three years running at the awards bash. The event will take place from 2pm to 4.30pm. Visit bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk or contact the town hall.