New RTÉ Two Children’s series ‘The Big Big Bazaar’ begins Saturday, March 27th at 10.30am. Throughout the new series entrepreneurial children nationwide will aim to unearth hidden treasures and trash to make money for their chosen causes.
‘The Big Big Bazaar’ will run as a 10 part series on RTÉ’s ‘The Den’, and challenges teams of 9-12 year olds to raise money for local causes by organising a massive bazaar. Each week two teams go head to head to see who can make the most amount of money for their cause. To organise the bazaar they must gather stuff to sell, come up with novel games, select things to auction, publicise it and get the public to turn up with money in their pockets!
The teams are given two days to raid their attics for jumble, make buns, coax their families, friends and neighbours to part with toys, antiques, books, cakes and whatever else might sell. They also need to come up with money-making schemes to encourage the public to part with their cash - from face painting to paper airplane races to penalty shoot outs. Anything goes.
With two hours of frenzied selling, each bazaar climaxes with an auction where each team has an opportunity to sell their three top items. In each programme antiques expert Roxane Moorhead is on hand with valuations and selling tips for the children. In a final twist the team that makes the most money gets to take half of their opponent’s takings for their cause.
‘The Big Big Bazaar’ is presented by comedian and children’s entertainer Reuben who has performed on RTÉ’s ‘The Late Late Show’, at Vicar Street and at the Kilkenny Cat Laugh’s Festival. The series is directed and produced by Catherine Patterson whilst Edel O’Mahoney is the series producer.
‘The Big Big Bazaar’ is shot on location in Navan, Ratoath, Kilkenny, Naas, Tallaght, Portlaoise, Kinsale, Youghal, Gorey and Galbally (Co. Limerick.)
Produced by Waddell Media for RTÉ, ‘The Big Big Bazaar’ begins Saturday, March 27th at 10.30am. For a special preview of the new series please click on the following link: