fish festival 2012_8259On Saturday 5th September Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) is inviting families to come and take part in a FREE art work shop. Children will be making beautiful fishy masterpieces that will be used as part of a children’s trail throughout the town centre during the Fish Festival weekend (Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September).

Taking place at the Blue Reef Aquarium Café 10-12pm on Saturday 5th September, the workshop will be run by artist Chris Nixon who will be teaching children how to create fish from willow and coloured paper. Chris was the artist who worked with schools during the 2014 Festive Festival to produce the magnificent lanterns you will have seen paraded through the town.

The Fish Festival Trail will begin on Friday 11th and finish on Sunday 13th September. Children will need to follow the clues on the clue sheet provided to find the fish hiding in businesses throughout the town centre. All maps completed and returned before the end of the day on Sunday will be in with the chance of winning a family prize to be used in a business in Newquay.  Maps will be available from Newquay’s Tourist Information Centre at the bottom of Marcus Hill, The Aquarium or from the Visit Newquay stand at Newquay Harbour.

Alice Beard, BID Marketing and Events Coordinator said: “We have been very lucky to secure funding from FEAST which has enabled us to hold many of the events that have already taken place as part of Newquay’s Summer Festival including the Fish Festival workshop on Saturday 5th September.“

“Still to come this summer is a family magic show on Cliff Road on Friday 21st August 2-3pm. On the Killacourt we have Seaside Arts and Crafts on Saturday 22nd August 2-4pm and a swashbuckling Pirate School on Wednesday 26th August 2-4pm. All of the events are free for residents and visitors alike to come and take part in.”

To register a place on the workshop please email alice.beard@newquaybid.co.uk. Spaces are limited so will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Please note that all children participating must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like more information or have any questions about the workshop please email alice.beard@newquaybid.co.uk or call the BID office on 01637 498599. Alternatively please get in contact if you are a business in the town centre and would like to be included as one of spots on the town trail.