Achill is to co-host a new festival exploring science and circus. The Circus Science by the Sea festival is Europe’s first and will be held on the weekend of 19th and 20th November. It promises ‘something for everyone’ and all the events are free.
Produced by circus250, with support from Science Foundation Ireland as part of Science Week, the festival aims to investigate the potential of science and circus working together. It will feature performance, discussion and workshops to stimulate debate and collaboration between these two disciplines.
Among the events planned for Achill are outdoor circus workshops (‘Nature’s Secret Circus’), a Circus Science Cabaret, an acrobatic circus show about energy (‘What’s Watt?’), a juggling and plate-spinning act, and ‘Where Seaweed Dances’, described as ‘a sparkling journey to the edge of and below the ocean told in circus, theatre and live music’. All these events are free to attend, but booking is required. Please see the booking links on circus250.com/shows/circus-science-by-the-sea.