Wires Crossed

Date 18.05.2018 - 16.09.2018
Time 11:00 AM
Venue Galway Community Circus
Organiser Galway Community Circus

Wires Crossed is one of the anchor projects for Galway 2020, poised to transform lives and communities through the art of tightwire walking.

Following successful workshops last year, Galway Community Circus have announced their programme of workshops for Summer/Autumn 2018.

Kicking off on the 18th of May, workshops are open to everyone (no prior experience necessary) from the age of 10 and up, this is a great opportunity for anyone to get involved in the Wires Crossed project. Over the next two years, Galway Community Circus aim to train some 400 people in the art of funambulism (tightwire walking), leading to a major world record spectacle of crossing the River Corrib and the Claddagh Pool in Summer 2020.

Learn how to walk the tightwire in a series of fun-filled workshops – great for both the mind and the body.

18th May: Discovery – 11am-1pm, 5pm-7pm – Adults

19th-20th May: Explorer – 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm – Adults

10th June: Taster – 12pm-5pm – All ages

30th June-1st July: Explorer – 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm – Families

2nd-6th July: Improver – 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm – Ages 12-20

7th July: Discovery – 10am-12pm (Families), 1.30pm-3.30pm (Adults), 4pm-6pm (Ages 12-20)

14th-15th July: Explorer – 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm – Adults

14th September: Taster – 12pm-5pm – All ages

15th-16th September: Explorer – 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm – Families

These workshops are all for beginners at this stage.

  • Taster – Free
  • Discovery – €5 (young people), €10 (adults and families)
  • Explorer – €30 (adults and families)
  • Improver – €40 (young people)

Maximum twelve participants per workshop. Please book here or contact for more information.

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