Wires Crossed – A Balancing Act for Europe

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Venue Outdoor & Galway
Organiser Galway Community Circus, in partnership with Galway 2020 and the European Funambulism Network present
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Wires Crossed is an international participatory project that promotes physical and mental wellbeing, safe risk-taking and social inclusion through the art of funambulism – wirewalking using a balancing pole. The project has emerged from a strong desire to raise awareness of the importance of physical and mental health.

Thousands of people across Europe are learning the dynamic art of funambulism as a way to restore balance within themselves and our communities. Funambulism is a spectacular circus art yet surprisingly accessible to all ages/abilities. It is also a powerful mindfulness tool – wirewalking conveys a sense of ease and simplicity, yet requires focus, self-belief and courage.

In Spring 2021,  Wires Crossed will be delivering a workshop programme to allow people of all ages to try out this unique activity, and take their first steps towards a more balanced future.


Co-funded by the Erasmus+ and Creative Europe Programmes of the European Union and The Arts Council.

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