ROLL up, roll up! Step this way for thrills, spills and spectacles. The Academy Of Circus Acts is bringing its Big Top to Ilfracombe Rugby Club next week.
The circus training company is a family favourite at events throughout the UK, thrilling audiences with its all-human, traditional circus style. It was founded in 1993 by Martin Burton – aka Zippo The Clown.
Former Make The Move Student and Ilfracombe girl, Chani Turner, is currently training with the circus and she stars in the main Festival Circus show on Wednesday, August 21, 7.30pm.
The show will involve juggling, aerial routines, whip cracking and knife throwing. A barbecue, face-painting, bouncy castle, candy floss and bar facilities will be available from 6pm. Cost: £5.
The Academy arrives in Ilfracombe on Saturday, August 16 at the invitation of North Devon Theatres and will teach three days of workshops to young people in skills such as tumbling, trapeze, juggling, unicycling, acrobatics, rola-rola and hula-hooping.
Workshop students will then join North Devon Theatres youth circus Movez Maniax to demonstrate their new talents at a show in the Big Top on Wednesday, August 21, 3pm.
Audience members can request a free ticket to this demonstration when booking their ticket to the main show on Wednesday, August 21.
Stilt walkers and jugglers will also be present at Ilfracombe Rotary Club's Mega Car Boot Sale at Brimlands on Sunday, August 17.