Wonderful World 2019 Sunday 4 August 2019 11am-4pm

Wonderful World 2019

“All the children loved it and enjoyed the variety of activities and shows. It was truly an event to remember. Bee hives, crafts (lanterns and masks) and the stunning shows, performance arts, trampoline all captured children’s imaginations and to hear the children’s comments and laughter was heart-warming.  More please, excellent!”

Audience Member, Wonderful World 2019


The Culture House’s 2019 outdoor summer programme of street arts, circus and music events in People’s Park, Grimsby began on Sunday 4 August, with ‘Wonderful World’ – when local residents and visitors had the opportunity to see a range of outstanding performances and take part in a range of other activity.

The day’s programme ran from 11am – 4pm and included a variety of acts from around the country.

Supported by Arts Council England, North East Lincolnshire Council and the Without Walls Outdoor Arts Consortium, Wonderful World also hosted popular circus and craft workshops, as well as nature activities.


Artists performing at Wonderful World included Artizani with Bees the Colony, A Bird in the Hand with The Bewonderment Machine, Strong Lady Productions with ‘Strong Lady’, ‘Dad Dancing’ by Dick Danger and Anyday by Max Calaf Seve, a trampoline-based performance act.


Look Up

Look Up

Just have to say – yesterday was brilliant! Not every day I am used as a piece of weightlifting equipment!!

Audience Member, Wonderful World 2019

Strong Lady

Strong lady

It was a lovely chilled atmosphere and we are lucky to have something like this in Grimsby. So many so called family events just seem to be one long money extraction ploy. This was quirky, interesting and free. Well done to all involved!

Audience Member, Wonderful World 2019

The Bewonderment Machine

Bees the Colony

It really was amazing.. My faves were the bees (especially the disco ones) and the guy on the trampoline. He was mesmerising and so funny. It was a truly inspired event. Well done xxx

Audience Member, Wonderful World 2019

Dad Dancing


Wow ! Another amazing event, it was so different to anything I’ve seen before. Something for all ages, excellent for children, real talent, fabulous ambience. Good feeling during a “strange world week”.

Audience Member, Wonderful World 2019


Nature Lab

We need more events like this – they are really important for the community!
Audience Member, Wonderful World 2019

Bubble Fairies

Circus Skills

Picnic in the Park Programme

The popular ‘Picnic in the Park’ programme runs from 1pm – 3pm on Sundays 11, 18, 25 August and 1 September, hosting diverse, quality music from Brazilian vibes to Jazz and Folk.

Sunday 11 August – The Hut People, “world folk fusion”

Sunday 18 August – The Jamie Brownfield Quartet, “New Orleans street-beat, swing and reggae”

Sunday 25 August – Big Bamboo – “salsa, samba and soca – soul classics with extra sunshine”

Sunday 1 September – PapaJaca – An exciting fusion of vibrant world sounds

Visitors are advised to walk to the events.

Charlotte Bowen of The Culture House said:


“Wonderful World aims to make high quality performance accessible to everyone and we’re always pleased to utilise our fantastic town centre space for this.

“We’ve hosted a number of outstanding touring acts as seen at major festivals that local people might not otherwise have the opportunity to see close to where they live.

“We always aim for this day to be both an inspiring and entertaining day for local people and visitors and we’ve received some great feedback about our 2019 event.

“The Picnic in the Park programme offers residents and visitors the opportunity to take time out and relax, they’re simple events with great music across a range of genres.”