Pack your picnic and bring the whole family to a day of free performances, live music and activities. Proteus Theatre Company present a wonderful day out including aerial circus, acrobats, juggling, a street band, balloon making, walkabout acts and a poetry takeaway. Alongside performances from some of the UK’s best outdoor arts companies, Proteus will offer activities for the whole family throughout the day.
1pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm: NEARLY THERE YET – THE FLYING BAZAZI BROTHERS Bounding on to the stage like Wham in cheap suits after drinking too much Lucozade, this riotous double act dance, juggle and fall over each other for your viewing pleasure. Featuring internationally renowned superstar Edward Bazazi and his slightly less well known but equally talented brother, Kaveh Bazazi, prepare to be amazed, prepare to be dazzled and prepare to wonder why they don’t just quit while they’re ahead.
1.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm MOLLY ORANGE – PUB A new circus-sitcom! Set in a failing old fashioned boozer, our PUB landlord and landlady have a big decision to make. Go hipster or go hungry. PUB is a farcical look at how gentrification hits its communities hard, and the choice we have between clinging on to the past or chasing the zeitgeist. Featuring acrobatics, juggling, the odd pint of Guinness and a fiery finale.
2pm and 4pm: BRASS JUNKIES The Brass Junkies will be performing New Orleans style pop and funk classics in the tradition of the finest American street bands. Their band members have played with some of the best in the business including Kasabian, Tom Jones, Kelis, and Muse in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury main stage and ‘Later’ with Jools Holland. You can be certain that this high-energy, goodtime music will add to the day’s lively atmosphere.
3pm and 5pm: CIRCUS GEEKS – PROJECT_VEE Roulette wheel meets juggling: danger, skill and unpredictable moments. Project_Vee is a nod to a Soviet-era circus act, remixed for the 21st century. Steel, concrete and motors meet in an unlikely way; Project_Vee takes juggling to a different dimension. Literally.
All day: BALLOONATIC Watch out there’s a Balloonatic about! Back by popular demand these colourful characters will be on hand throughout the day decorating people with incredible hats, giant sculptures and hilarious costumes all made entirely out of balloons. If you are really lucky you could even have a go at making your own balloon dog! They are undisputedly the UK’s most extravagant balloon artists!
All day: THE POETRY TAKEAWAY –
MOBILE POETRY EMPORIUM Our talented team of poet chefs will carefully craft a free personalised poem for you, perform it and wrap it up to takeaway. Everything is prepared fresh on the premises, and we guarantee tears, laughter and everything in-between. Slots get booked up quickly, so come early!