Wires Crossed was one of the anchor projects for Galway 2020, poised to transform lives and communities through the art of tightwire walking.
Following successful workshops in 2017, Galway Community Circus announced their programme of workshops for Summer/Autumn 2018.
Kicking off on the 18 of May, workshops were open to everyone (no prior experience necessary) from the age of 10 and up, this was a great opportunity for anyone to get involved in the Wires Crossed project. Over the following two years, Galway Community Circus aimed 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.
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 were 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.