Chris Evans' Car Fest to celebrate summer with Rock the Cotswolds
PUBLISHED: 12:35 15 June 2015 | UPDATED: 12:37 15 June 2015
CarFest, the festival in aid of BBC Children in Need which celebrates cars, music, food and masses of family fun dreamed up by TV and radio presenter Chris Evans, are working together with Rock the Cotswolds to host a brand new attraction at the CarFest South, Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire from August 28-30.
Rock the Cotswolds showcases the surprising, creative people and businesses located in the Cotswolds, not usually known for being cool. It does this through revealing five new ‘Rockers’ every month. A Rock the Cotswolds ‘Rocker’ is a person or business, located in Gloucestershire or West Oxfordshire, which does something unique, edgy or very, very well.
At CarFest, Rock the Cotswolds will host ‘Summer School’ tent stuffed full of fun entertainment, and the Rock the Cotswolds’ Rockers (along with a few added CarFest supporters) will inspire families to learn to do something they’ve never done before. The theme is “What I learned this Summer”.
This is a brand new opportunity for Rock the Cotswolds to take its story nationally through an award winning*, sell out family festival.
The Rockers exhibiting include:
Magical theory: Alex Robertson. One of the UK’s most exciting young magicians will teach visitors tricks to wow friends and family….sshh just make sure you don’t tell anyone how he did it. www.arcmagic.co.uk
Fashion: Art Couture Painswick. Think recycling is just rubbish? From old buttons to bottles, bring it to ACP’s workshop to discover how you could make a beautiful, wearable work of art with anything. www.canvasforcreativity.com
Zoology: The New Brewery Arts Centre. This award-winning hub of creativity shows visitors how to make their very own tropical bird along with some other fabulous craft ideas they’ve dreamt up. www.newbreweryarts.org.uk
Arts class: Graphic specialist and hugely successful Betsy Benn gives her inside knowledge on how to create a stylish personalised poster with a story to tell. www.betsybenn.co.uk
Sport: Engage Circus. This daring troop will get visitors to try their hand at skills they didn’t think possible - juggling, balancing, unicycling and maybe even flying through the air. www.engagecircus.org.uk
Science and Engineering: Renishaw’s award-winning engineers who created the world’s first metal 3D printed bike, will demonstrate how mechanics is as creative as art. www.renishaw.com
Cool customising - Harry & Jack’s, award-winning creators of the Jetpack and Scubapack, will guide visitors as to how they customise backpacks to suit each personality and to stand out in the playground. www.harryandjacks.co.uk
Rock the Cotswolds’ founder, Oli Christie, said: “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with CarFest, one of the best summer festivals in the UK, and to showcase some of the brilliant people and companies which come from the Cotswolds.”