Come along to the North-West's greatest Circus, Arts and Music festival!
1st & 2nd September 2018
@ St. Columb's Park, Derry-Londonderry-Legenderry
Welcome...our favourite gang-a-lang to…Carnival of Colours 2018
Brought to you by In Your Space Circus
Grab your Penny Farthing…pop on your stilts…walk a tight-wire over the Foyle…roll yourself up like a human cannonball…any which way you can, just get yourself down to the most circus-y fest in town!
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Here we go again…The North-West’s best Circus, Arts and Music Festival is BACK in St. Columb’s Park for the 11th year! We might not be celebrating our 10th birthday again but we are celebrating… 250 years of Circus!!!
(Whaaaat? No waaaay? We don’t look a day over 30?! We know… thanks!)
Yep…that’s right, it has been two-hundred-and-fifty whole years since Circus landed on the planet. How exciting is that! And WE are joining in with the Circus250 celebrations which are taking place all over Ireland and the UK, with lots of exciting surprises for you…your buddies…and your buddies’ buddies.
This year promises to be the best-est, most circus-y yet with TWO Big Top Tents filled with lots of international circus shows including…wait for it…okay, here we goooo… get ready for your socks to be rocked….
Tumble Circus, Two’s a Crowd, McFois, Granny Turismo, Circle of Two and our very own Fancy Pants Circus!
And out in the field you will be dazzled and regaled by our troupe of Circus 250 characters alongside the incredible
Pauline Phitness, Borris and Gilbert Gottenstock.
And if that doesn’t make it the GREATEST SHOW *cheesy Greatest Showman reference...shoehorned in.. sorry*… this will... we will be treating you to… drumroll… a WHOLE RAKE of fantastic local musicians, an outdoor cinema showing circus movies (eeeeeek, how GORGEOUS!) special workshops in aerial, acrobatics and graffiti art (lethal) as well as circus skills, arts & crafts and storytelling workshops! We will have the peaceful fairy-door trail in the Fairy Garden, resident street artists painting the park, face painting and balloon modelling! We will also have a range of absolutely belter food stalls to keep the h-anger at bay!
Saturday night at Carnival of Colours will be a STENDHAL AND CELTRONIC TAKEOVER! Transforming our beautiful big top tents into music stages and giving you MAJOR at-home-festy-vibes! Get your wellies, sunnies and (sustainable) glitter paint at the ready!!
Sunday night will feature a gorgeous and fun Family Cabaret with some snippets of what you will see over the weekend as well as some hilarious local acts and artists alongside our incredibly talented Circus Kid-lets!
Well, there you have it, you lucky ducks! And this year… there won’t be a DROP of rain, we PROMISE!*
*Disclaimer: In Your Space Circus has absolutely no control over the weather whatsoever.
**Lucky ducks would actually enjoy the rain…ducks love a good muddy puddle
NO tickets necessary for the daytime events, we work hard to keep this festival free and accessible for all
but we do ask that if you CAN give a donation, you do! (Buckets are literally everywhere)