Official Opening of the Irish Centre of Funambulism

Date 26.04.2021 - 02.05.2021
Venue Shantalla Park
Organiser Galway Community Circus
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The Irish Centre of Funambulism will open April 26 with the launch of our 2021 outdoor workshop season, beginning with our FREE Wires Crossed: Outdoor Balance Workshops for 10-17-year olds. The ICF is Ireland’s first and only training and participation centre for funambulism.  Future programmes at the ICF will include outdoor workshops for all ages, social outreach programmes, professional development for circus practitioners, international exchange projects and public events and performances

Wires Crossed: Outdoor Balance Workshops for 10-17-year olds


April 26 – May 2, 2021
Monday – Friday: 4-6 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1:30-3 p.m., 4-5:30 p.m.
FREE | Shantalla Park
Maximum 8 participants per session
Must pre-book online at


Come out and try funambulism with Galway Community Circus! Funambulism, the art of tightwire walking with a balancing pole, is a fun way to practise your balance, mindfulness and self-awareness. Starting on slacklines 30cm off the ground, participants learn to use the balancing pole and build toward higher wires, with the emphasis on building technique and practising focus. Suitable for all body types, ages and fitness levels, funambulism is an accessible art-form suited to anyone with the enthusiasm to try it. These free workshops are open to youth ages 10-17. All COVID-19/public health guidelines will be followed

‘Step Off’ – A Galway Community Circus short film with Morgan Creative


Premieres online July 2021


‘Step Off’, a short film produced by Galway Community Circus with Morgan Creative, will premiere online in July 2021 as part of a two-day digital conference about funambulism and the Wires Crossed project.  Supported by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, it focuses on the experience of an ordinary person achieving an extraordinary feat while finding confidence, hope and joy on a tightwire. The film was created with and performed by young Galway Community Circus artists.

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