The family-friendly literary and arts festival, WhizzFizzFest, is to take place in Aylesbury town centre on Saturday 2nd July 2022 from 10.30am to 4.00pm.
Buckinghamshire Council is delighted to be welcoming two best-selling, family-favourite authors to WhizzFizzFest as well as the return of a variety of friends, including Queens Park Arts Centre, who will be attending the event with their Unbound Theatre performances written for WhizzFizzFest and Festive Road, who will be back with amazing giant puppets.
DJ Dan Blaze will also return and host the main stage performances throughout the day. Adding to the fun, the event offers a bunch of different free activities for all to enjoy.
The exciting literary line-up for 2022 includes best-selling author Chris Smith, who will be introducing his new laugh-out-loud book ‘Frankie Best Hates Quests’ and multi award winning author-illustrator Lauren Child, whose books are known and loved all over the world. Tickets for these headlining events are available on the WhizzFizzFest website.
WhizzFizzFest is also delighted to welcome some new (and familiar) literary faces to the festival. Joining the celebration is a fantastic selection of local authors including Christine Tennent with ‘Horace Burp’, Darren St Mart with ‘The Lowly Chicken’, Jill Stanton-Huxton with ‘Harvey and the Moon Bus’ and Rachel Sherfield with ‘Mrs Blossom and Sniffy’.
WhizzFizzFest welcomes all amazing authors playing their part to help inspire the imaginations and creativity of local children.
Tickets are also available for the interactive Book Club for Super-Spies show at Aylesbury Library – but don’t worry if you can’t make it, as the show will be visiting Amersham, Burnham, Beaconsfield, Buckingham, Bourne End and High Wycombe libraries, too. The show is for 5 to 11 year olds and their families and promises to be an epic adventure!
The stunning, walled garden of Discover Bucks Museum, located in the heart of Aylesbury’s historic old town, will host three step-by-step art classes with help from the Brush Party. You can drink, chat and create your very own masterpiece – all while having fun.
Alongside the amazing head liners and ticketed events, WhizzFizzFest is also excited to offer a variety of fantastical free entertainment. In true WhizzFizz tradition, a number of school children from across Aylesbury Vale will take part in a spectacular children’s parade. The parade will feature costumes and puppets made by the children themselves during artist workshops they’ve attended in the run-up to the day. The parade, which starts at St Mary’s Church at 10.30am, will bring colour, music and creativity to the town centre.
The Main Stage has an amazing and diverse schedule of entertainment for all to enjoy. Festival goers can enjoy Live Art competitions, check out the Young Artists’ Showcase, watch performances from Adele Peters Performing Arts School and admire spellbinding acts from new musical ‘Hexwood School of Sorcery’. On the stage you can also enjoy Magic Frostie shows, magic from Sean Bless and music from Kaylie.
There will also be stilt walkers, a Disney Princess, live music, dancers, street performers, a giant art mural, Festive Road creative workshops, a Snappy Snaps selfie stall and the debut of WhizzFizzFest after hours (for 14+) to enjoy at The Petri Dish, where you can enjoy stand-up comedy and live music at the Petri Dish café bar.
Clive Harriss, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘The final countdown for WhizzFizz Festival has officially begun! We are returning on Saturday 2 July  with fun-filled activities for the whole family, ready to celebrate children’s art and literature. There will be bundles of free fun things to do on the day, but some activities have limited availability and will require a ticket so please book now to secure your place!’
For further information, to see the full-line up of all the activities, entertainment and events and details of how to buy tickets can be found on the WhizzFizzFest website at www.whizzfizzfest.org.uk.
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.