Family Rave a first for Plymouth


The award-winning ‘Big Fish Little Fish’ will be bringing one of their Family Raves to Plymouth on Saturday 17 February.

The event is being staged as part of the Museum On Tour programme – a series of exhibitions, events and projects taking place across the city while the Museum and Art Gallery’s building is closed for the development of The Box.

It will run from 2pm to 4.30pm in the main hall of the University of Plymouth Students’ Union and promises to be great fun for all ages.

“We’ll have a dance floor full of bubbles, glitter cannons, huge balloons and a brilliant atmosphere,” said Mark Tosdevin, programmes manager for Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives.

“One of the projects we’re running while we’re closed is Plymouth After Dark, which looks at activities that take place across the city at night. Plymouth had a really vibrant rave scene at one point and Big Fish Little Fish have a great deal of experience in translating the freedom and excitement of this into events that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

“We’re really excited to be working with them and also hoping that people who come along with their children will be keen to share their memories with us.”

At the event a soundtrack of club tunes will be provided by DJ Slipmatt who, as one half of the duo SL2, had a huge hit in 1992 with ‘On A Ragga Tip’.

Other activities will include a giant colouring mural, a play dough table and crafting tables. The littlest ravers will also be able to play on mats with tents, tunnels and a ball pool or relax in a chill out area.

Dressing up is also encouraged and the theme for the event is ‘neon and glitter’ – think all things that glow!

Tickets are on sale now at £7.50 per person.