Dynamic street circus acts coming to Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 20:00 12 April 2018

AJ James is returning to Weston during the Weekend Of Wonders.

AJ James is returning to Weston during the Weekend Of Wonders.


Fire juggling, stupendous hula-hooping and extreme acrobatics are just some of the acts you can watch for free in Weston-super-Mare later this month.

The Weekend of Wonders (WOW) festival is returning to the town’s Italian Gardens on April 21 in two instalments – a free admission afternoon, followed by a night-time Renegade Fabulon Show at The Tropicana, in Marine Parade.

WOW will see a host of internationally renowned street performers bring a sense of magic and wonder to the town.

Special guests include Covent Garden and Edinburgh Fringe Festival veterans AJ James, Dick Danger, Marky J, Loz Because, Gwen Scott as well as Rimski’s Piano, who will be performing in The Italian Gardens through out the day.

James is returning to Weston and will juggle knives on a balance board and attempt to escape from chains against the clock.

His invigorating performance includes leaping through fire, multiple back-flips and somersaults which will leave audience members holding their breath.

WOW has something for everyone and will bring the streets alive with an explosion of colour, comedy, and theatrics.

Free circus skills workshops will also be running throughout the day, ideal for people who want to try their hand at performing.

Led by a team of volunteers, people can attempt balancing, juggling, diabalo and other circus tricks.

The free afternoon will run from noon to 5pm.

At night, The Renegade Fabulon will roll into town.

This is a new, physically dynamic, and thought provoking show from The Invisible Circus.

Combining cabaret, sideshow, theatre and circus, set to a sublime musical score, the show takes a sideways look at society through the eyes of a stateless troupe of acrobats and clowns who have seen and heard it all before.

The journey promises to take audiences from the distant corners of the earth to the darkest corners of their minds.

The Renegade Fabulon Show will by performed at 8pm on April 21 at The Tropicana, in Marine Parade.

Tickets, priced £10.50, are available at www.headfirstbristol.co.uk or on 01934 626982.

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