Three male acrobatic performers in matching shirts and trousers on a trampoline, one playing the tuber, performing dip at The Full Shebang Festival 2019 in front of a large crowd in Mansfield Market Place

The Full Shebang Festival set Mansfield abuzzin as the town centre was filled with acts from high-wire circus and high-flying acrobatics to intimate three-minute theatre shows and tea dances on 7 September 2019.

Attracting nearly 8,500 people, the Festival sparked the imagination of young and old alike as they watched brilliant acts, took part in workshops and had a go at immersive activities.

Lots to see and do

Performances included Belly of the Whale by Ockham’s Razor, Frantic by Acrojou, dip by Max Calaf Sevé, and Look Up by Hikapee.

Performance of Belly of the Whale at The Full Shebang Festival

Belly of the Whale, Ockham’s Razor © Lamar Francois 2019

Interactive fun and street theatre came with the likes of  Theatre for One, The Actual Reality Arcade by Matthew Harrison, Bingo Lingo with Wild N Beets, The Human Jukebox, Ragroof Tea Dance, and Squawk by Creature Encourters.

A boy takes part in Theatre for One at The Full Shebang Festival 2019

A Makers’ Quarter including workshops with Aardman Animations, The Circus House and Wintercroft animal mask making.

Woman and child at model making workshop at The Full Shebang 2019

Take a look at all that was on offer here in the Festival Guide here



The Full Shebang in pictures


The Full Shebang in numbers

Infographic of visitor results from The Full Shebang Festival 2019