Full Programme


In addition to the involvement of hundreds of organisations and groups across the borough, there are three public places where you can add your voice to our game! All we ask is that you come along in good time, follow the instructions below and bring a bit of spare change for our Comic Relief efforts and to add to the fun why not wear something orange?- a hat, a scarf or a flower will do!

The start of the whisper will always be indicated by a loud hooter and then one of our whispering clowns will start the message off! You collect it and pass it to the person next to you – simple! The end of the game will also be indicated by a hooter and then you are free to return to your normal life – or enjoy the event atmosphere! There are a few SPECIFIC instructions depending on the event you attend.

Here’s the full programme, so even if you don’t get involved you can still keep an eye out for the clown!

Friday 13 March

clown 8.50am
And they’re off!!!!
World champion sprinter Richard Kilty starts the Loudest Whisper at Tilery
clown 9:10am
North Shore Academy – As the whisper reaches North Shore Academy a chain of students will carry the whisper through the classrooms.
clown 9.55am
Richard Kilty and some speedy runners from North Shore take the whisper up to Tilery Primary School
clown 10.05am
Children from Tilery Primary will pass the whisper from classroom to classroom
clown 10.40am
Our clown will take the whisper up to Billingham in his wacky car
clown 11.00am
Students and staff from Bede College will be poised outside, ready to play, and pass the whisper down the line back to the clown
clown 11.15am
Employees and businesses from Belasis Business Centre come together and get involved as the whisper gets passed around even more….
clown 11.30am and 12pm
To Infinity and Beyond!
This is your chance to get involved and join in with the whisper. Please come to the Northshore plaza of the Bridge (opposite side to Durham University, Queens Campus) at 11.30am.On arrival look for large Psst… signs and make yourself known to anyone in an orange Psst… hoody – our Whisper Crew! They will direct you to a place within the game-zone line that will enable you to take part!
We are trying to create a single file line so please help this to happen by taking instruction from our Whisper Crew.
…And remember to wear something orange!!
clown 1.30pm
Stockton 6th Form College students will play the game inside their common room
clown 2.15pm
He’s off again as the clown travels to Billingham Forum to have a skate-off with some children.
clown 3.30pm
On his penultimate stop the clown pays a visit to Nifco where employees pass the whisper from colleague to colleague
clown 4.45pm – 6pm
Story Time Supper
Gather outside of The Storytellers pub and ARC for the first day finale.
Street Sounds, Stockman Pies, Dance, Circus and Choirs will bring our whisper to a temporary halt as we celebrate in a loud and lively end to the day!
To take part in the game, report inside ARC from 4.45pm ready to be directed to a position inside and out the building ready for the game which will commence via the sounding of a hooter at 5.30pm. Then stay for a loud and proud send off of the whisper!On arrival look for large Psst…signs and make yourself known to anyone in an orange Psst…hoody – our Whisper Crew! They will direct you to a place within the game-zone line that will enable you to take part!
We are trying to create a SINGLE FILE line so please help this to happen by taking instruction from our Whisper Crew.
And remember to wear something orange!!

Saturday 14 March

clown 8.15am
We start the day with a spectacular dash as the message begins at the top of our water slide in SPLASH! Then it’s down the flume and onto a swim relay.
clown 8.50am
The Tees Barrage park runners will then join in the game and then race down to the finish line (at the river)
clown 9.20am
The clown then speeds down the River Tees, (taking care not to lose their red nose!) down to the riverside footbridge.
clown 9.35am
The whisper continues its journey with Stockton-on-Tees multi-national and multi-faith groups who will pass it over the bridge towards Silver Street.
clown 9.50am
Silver Street retailers get involved in the action and help to take the whisper door-to-door onto Finkle Street
clown 10.00am
Remember Me Tearooms on Finkle Street play the game and then pass the whisper over to the Castlegate Shopping Centre.
clown 10.50am
The whisper is then passed through Wellington Square and back onto the High Street
clown 11.23am
The clown then hops on the X7 bus to Norton!
clown 12.00pm
On arrival at Norton Green the whisper is taken onto Ropner Park, as our clown grabs a ride the back of a motorcycle
clown 11.30am and 12pm
Keep Calm and Curry On – Ropner Park
There is no such thing as a free lunch! Well there is now – donate a few pennies to Comic Relief for a delicious plate of curry cooked by the residents of Parkfield, Oxbridge and chef extraordinaire Matty Brown.
Food served from 12 – til 2pm.If you want to take part in the Whisper please go to the bandstand at 11.30am ready for our game to commence on the sound of a hooter at 12.20pm!On arrival look for large signs and make yourself known to anyone in an orange Psst.. hoody – our Whisper Crew! They will direct you to a place within the game-zone line that will enable you to take part!
…And remember to wear something orange!!
clown 1pm
The whisper is then taken down to Preston Park where staff will help our clown pass the whisper down Victorian Street and over to the river.
clown 1.30pm
The clown then rows south down the river to find more people to play the game!
clown 2.15pm
The Yarm Widows and Residents Association help pass the whisper then it’s back to the jetty and on to Ingleby Barwick
clown 3.05pm
Ingleby Barwick Care Home take part in the game as the whisper is passed on even further.
clown 3.50pm
The whisper then goes to Thornaby as Thornaby Pavilion bowlers have a quick game
clown 4.45pm
Then it’s off to Wynyard Hall for a quick pit stop before making its final journey down to ARC
clown 9pm
Whisper reveal – what was the message?
Go to YouTube to watch a review of two amazing days in your borough and a very special live webcast as we reveal what the message was, is and always will be.