Galway Community Circus presents Mayhem Youth Circus Festival this month

0
280
GALWAY DAILY NEWS Galway Community Circus is holding its annual presentation of the Mayhem Youth  Circus Festival from 16 to 22 May.

Galway Community Circus is holding its annual presentation of the Mayhem Youth  Circus Festival from 16 to 22 May.

The festival includes three public events including performances and an open circus workshop day – and all events are free for the public.  

Galway Community Circus is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and this year’s festival will be the is the third Mayhem Youth Circus.

Executive Creative Director, Galway Community Circus, Ulla Hokkanen said she hopes the community comes out to experience what the circus has to offer.

She said that there are some wonderful, free performances lined up as well as a fun and free day of circus workshops for all ages in the new big top tent.

Events that are open to the public include Scratch Night on Friday, 20 May at 7.30pm,  ‘Believe’, a performance by Arts Alive Galway, on Saturday 21 May at 8pm, and Circus in  the Park on Sunday, 22 May 12 to 3pm.  

Scratch Night is an informal circus show where anyone aged 14+ is invited to perform any act of  their choice.

It offers a safe and welcoming atmosphere for those who want to grow and experiment with the art of performance and is a fun way to make friends and learn about the magic of circus.  

‘Believe’, performed by Galway Community Circus partner Arts Alive Galway, is a circus  performance that takes the audience on a journey through a world of wonder, curiosity and awe.

Circus in the Park will feature a mix of taster workshops for all circus lovers including  introductory circus activities where participants will play fun games and learn tips to improve their circus skills while making new friends, all in their new big top tent.  

All events are offered entirely free of charge, thanks to support from funding partners Arts  Council Ireland, Erasmus+ and Galway City Council.

Full Mayhem Youth Circus Festival Schedule 

Scratch Night  

Friday, 20 May at 7:30pm 

FREE | All ages 

Open to the public 

In the Circus Hall at St. Joseph’s Community Centre, Shantalla 

Duration: 1 hour 

“Believe” – a performance by Arts Alive Galway  

Saturday, 21 May at 8pm 

FREE | All ages 

Open to the public 

In the Circus Hall at St. Joseph’s Community Centre, Shantalla 

Duration: 55 minutes, no interval 

Circus in the Park  

Sunday, 22 May 

12-3PM 

FREE | All ages 

Open to the public 

Millennium Park

For more information, visit www.galwaycommunitycircus.com.