Whirligig Festival of Outdoor Arts

A free event for all the family, featuring an eclectic mix of outdoor entertainment

  • Festivals
  • Art

July 13 2019, 12-5pm

Whirligig is a free event for all the family in Weston-super-Mare, featuring an eclectic mix of stunning, outdoor entertainment guaranteed to make you whirl and twirl! Think crowd-pulling international shows, wacky walkabout acts and dancing in the streets to circus workshops, craft area and a host of fun activities including facepainters, stilt walkers, a giant stegosaurus, ‘smoothie’ bike, serving up freshly made flavours and make-your-own pizzas with ‘Pizza and Puppets’.  

Whirligig outdoor arts festival Alex Harvey-Brown

Amongst the programme highlights are Gandini Juggling’s ‘8 Songs’, a UK-based juggling act choreographed to 8 classic rock & roll songs, including timeless tunes by Dylan, Bowie and the Rolling Stones; Ockham’s Razor’s ‘Belly of the Whale’, a mesmerising act where the performers ride a giant semi-circular see-saw; Max Calaf Sevé’s ‘dip’, a stunning trampoline show with Spanish style; Acrojou’s ‘The Wheel House, a travelling wheel on the road to nowhere in a beautifully comic universe and Dizzy O’ Dare’s ‘Baba Yaga’s House’, a roaming, ramshackle old cottage built on chicken legs!

These shows are supported by Without Walls, England’s biggest network of outdoor arts festivals. Theatre Orchard is a partner in Without Walls, working with festivals and artists and bringing fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK. Find out more at www.withoutwalls.uk.com.

Theatre Orchard is one of just two organisations in the South West to be a member of the Without Walls Touring Network Partnership.

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