Galway Community Circus, in partnership with Galway 2020 and the European Funambulism Network present

Wires Crossed

A Balancing Act for Europe
DATE Workshop dates to be announced
LOCATION Galway City
VENUE Shantalla Park

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.

From September 2020 to March 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. The project will culminate with a community celebration on 27 and 28 March 2021 to officially open the Irish Centre of Funambulism, with free funambulism workshops, showcases and performances.

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