Our SIRF Correspondents volunteer’s programme help bring you a unique view of SIRF and SIRF performances, including some behind the scenes rehearsals and stage/set constructions.
Our team of volunteer’s will be out and about across the festival, posting directly to the SIRF social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) writing blog posts and taking pictures and video to help showcase the festival.
Take a look at the SIRF18 Correspondents blog posts below, bringing their own unique view of the festival…
01/08/18 – Happy SIRF-Eve!
We can’t contain our excitement. Here at The Arc, all the SBC Correspondents are busy organising and getting to know each other. With over 30 of us this year, you can imagine the noise!
We’re well underway with organising ourselves to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action over the weekend. We’re going to be all over social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to keep a look out for our live-streams if you can’t make a show, we’ve got plenty of people on hand to make you feel like you’re right in the action.
A number of acts have been rehearsing today so we’ve been heading down to take a cheeky sneak peak at what everyone is in for over the weekend. (In)visible Dancing have teased the high street with their action-packed choreography and it’s made us even more excited for the fun to begin. You can see them throughout the weekend with the performances starting from Wellington Square and ending at the High Street fountain; their first performance is 12:30pm on Thursday.
With a steady stream of giggles and sugar to keep us all going you’ll see us here, there and everywhere starting from Thursday lunch. If you see us in the green correspondents colours, don’t be afraid to say hello and let us take a photo!
See you soon!
25/07/18 – Let’s get ready to party!
It’s that time of year again my dear friends, SIRF is back and we are ready for it!
That isn’t the only good news you’re going to read today either…the SBC Correspondent team is back and ready to share it with you too! Our little family is growing and we are all very excited to fill your social media with the best festival pictures you’re going to see this summer. Yes, muddy fields are cool but just you wait until you see what will be filling the streets of Stockton this year. Of course, we would love for you to come and join us in the celebrations and be a part of SIRF but with so much going on, we will be on hand to make sure you don’t miss a moment of it!
Just like last year, there will be some out of town shows to get you in the SIRF spirit and fill Thornaby, Norton, Preston Park and Billingham with a bit of festival magic. We are hoping to get you laughing at our Kitsch Cafe in Thornaby, a brilliant walkabout show that is returning to Stockton this coming Saturday featuring a converted ice cream trike and The Fairly Famous Family and their entertaining performance.
Maybe you like a bit of music with your comedy? If that’s the case then head over to Preston Park and watch out for a 12 foot gondola rolling by as Punt will be out and about ready to entertain but most importantly, serenade you!
The laughs won’t end there because over in Norton we will have the funniest waiters you will ever see. That’s a fact, they’re even known as the Comedy Waiters and will be strolling along the high street with their slapstick routine that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Of course, SIRF wouldn’t be SIRF without something truly fast paced and wonderful to amaze us all and this year we’re bringing it to you early with the Afrikan Warriors in Billingham Town Centre. If they sound familiar, that might be because they featured on Britain’s Got Talent back in 2009, making it all the way to the semi-finals, how exciting!
Remember, these out of town shows are taking place on Saturday 28th July and are just a snippet of what is to come over the four days of SIRF, starting on Thursday 2nd August. We have so much going on so make sure you check out the SIRF site to find out more about the shows you want to see and how to get your free tickets and of course, keep an eye on social media and look out for #SBCCorrespondents as we will be posting throughout the whole festival.
Welcome back everyone, let’s get ready to party!
To read our SIRF Correspondents BLOG posts from last year, click here
For more information on the role of the SBC Correspondent and how to become one, check out www.stockton.gov.uk/bmbf