How many of you out there spent your late teens and 20's in clubs and festivals having the time of your life? Yes, me too, and when children came along that scene stopped pretty instantaneously. So, when we heard of Big Fish Little Fish the family rave, our ears instantly pricked up. The Guardian have said that it's 'London's latest clubbing craze'. Hannah Saunders, the founder, started it in Brixton in 2013 as she wanted to take her family to something relaxing and entertaining, where the adults had as much fun as the kids, kinda like an indoor festival. BFLF make sure that each rave is unique with different DJs, creative themes, surprise PAs (Róisín Murphy anyone?!!), interactive light installations and synthesiser workshops. They're always pushing the boundaries in creating something new and thrilling and they even won 'Best Family Event' in 2014.
So we got very excited when we heard that they will be holding a Halloween event in Farnham at the very lovely Maltings on Sunday 25th October from 2pm to 4.30pm. DJ Little Chief (Bestival) will be spinning the wheels of steel with rave classics, there will be club visuals, a glitter cannon, bubbles and the famous parachute dance. Plus get creative in the spooky themed craft area run by Captain Cookie. If your little people get a bit weary then whisk over to the separate baby chillout and toddler area. With free glowsticks, transfer tattoos and smoothies to take away what better way could you spend a Sunday afternoon with your kids??
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Who are you and what do you do?
Hannah Saunders - I run Big Fish Little Fish family raves. Putting on weekend afternoon parties in licensed premises with top name live DJs, multi-sensory dance floor, crafts and chillout areas. As much fun for the grown ups as the children. Like mini festivals. The Guardian Guide called us "London's latest clubbing craze" and we won the Best Family event 2014 from the National Family Arts Festival.
What makes you laugh?
The absurdity of everyday life - my friends and family - US TV shows like Modern Family, Curb Your Enthusiasm and UK standups like Eddie Izzard and Bill Bailey. Always loved the biting satire of Chris Morris too. Also - cats falling off tables.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Life! My business is about fun and enjoyment so my research mainly consists of going out and seeing what makes my family happy. I also enjoy watching the creative process of artists - Grayson Perry is particularly fascinating - and very generous with the access he allows the public.
Where's your favourite place in the whole wide world?
I should say Yosemite or the view from Bealach na Ba towards Skye but in reality it's my sofa with the kids asleep and my honey beside me with a new boxset in one hand (preferably Game of Thrones) and a glass of wine in the other. In a less sedentary mood, Glastonbury Festival is my go to happy place.
What is your favourite piece from your current collection?
My favourite event venue - if that's comparable - is a Speigeltent. A highly ornamental, round mirrored tent with booths. So atmospheric. Really feels like I've run away to join the circus.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
So many I just call them "pleasures" otherwise I'd be over burdened with guilt. Eating Nutella out of a jar with a spoon, dirty chicken on the way back from the pub, horror short stories and Whitfield's Saturday Night to name a few.
What's your favourite film?
Blade Runner, Spartacus or Casablanca.
What food is evocative of your childhood?
Chunky chicken in a tin, potato waffles and grandma's meat pie.
Do you have a special talent ?
I can make origami baskets out of anything that's flat and will fold.
We're bringing BFLF to Farnham Maltings on 25th October for a "Spooky" family rave. Tickets can be bought from www.farnhammaltings.com. Beyond that I have a lovely set of events happening all over London and the South East and the regional expansion will shortly include both Nottingham and Manchester (Exeter has already held two parties). Into 2016 I'm planning world domination by the power of music, dancing and having a laugh together. Who's with me?
We are definitely with you Hannah, you wonderful lady! And totally agree about beautiful places or the sofa with your family and wine :D We can't wait to shimmy with you over Halloween. Yippee!
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