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SATURDAY 29TH – SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST 2015, 1PM – LATE ST COLUMB'S PARK, LIMAVADY ROAD, DERRY~LONDONDERRY


TO CARNIVAL OF COLOURS 2015 FESTY FOLK ASSEMBLE!

Is it here yet? Is it? Is it now? *Drum roll*

IT’S CARNIVAL OF COLOURS 2015 TIME!

*HOLD THE PHONE!* You mean Carnival of Colours is on the 29th and 30th of August? But that’s a different weekend than usual! Why yes it is... This year we officially give you the last blow out of the Summer... to be referred to from now on as the...

BEST CRAIC WEEKEND EVER IN THE WORLD FOR ITS AGE!

How’s she cutting? It’s been a year (and a couple of months)... You are still looking great! You have a few extra laughter lines since the last time we met but that’s good because guess what? We’re gonna give you some more. We are delighted to return to our little patch of urban greenery to bring the Northwest, and specifically YOU, bucket loads of programmed frolics!

playground for all with Kids Zones, a Crafty Barn, a Carousel, Outdoor Stages featuring International Street Performers, an onsite Festival Pub (IT’S INFLATABLE!), Live Music, Cabaret, Circus, Comedy, Large-Scale Sculptures, Food Stalls, a Yard of Dreams and loads of special guests and surprises (we are aiming for nothing short of a field full of ooooohs, ahhhs and WOW’S).

We’ve got Outdoor Shows, Big Top Shows, Music, Art, Food, Workshops and Giant Eyeballs hanging in the trees! What is not to love and enjoy? We’ve catered for everyone from the young to the old, the freestylers to the uptight... We’d even put money on making really crabbit people crack a smile in our little leafy hub.

So... Have a read through this programme... get excited... set your voicemails to ‘I’m busy enjoying myself at Carnival of Colours’, update your statuses, book your babysitters for the night-times (adults have a wee nosey at the back page!), bring your sun cream, wellies, whatever you want to come and hang with us for the weekend...

Our two day and night long event will see St Columb’s Park transformed into a magical


HOW MUCH IS IT? WE HEAR YOU CRY...

Well... We are an independent festival team who work hard to bring world-class acts and a jam-packed programme to your doorstep. We only ask this... please dig deep and show your appreciation by throwing whatever you can afford into our purple Festival donation buckets. It’s an investment into the Festival’s future and you’ll be one of our heroes! Besides... it’s more than worth it! *WINKY FACE* We would like to thank all our sponsors and funders for their generous contributions! We realise that every year we take on a mammoth task of programming a festival that the North West can be proud of and attend... it is great that this year, the value has been recognised and supported so... Thank you! P.S. We still love the sound of a crisp note or a pocketsworth of coins dropping into the donation buckets *ANOTHER WINKY FACE* Nobody puts Carnival in the corner... Now get out there you cheeky lot and get frolicking!

WHAT TREATS WE HAVE FOR YOU... 2 BARREN CARROUSEL 3 MR. SPIN 4 AFRIK AN WARRIORS 5 THE CHIPOL ATAS 6 NEXT GENER ATION –IN YOUR SPACE CIRCUS SCHOOL –BELFAST COMMUNITY CIRCUS SCHOOL 7 YARD OF DREAMS 8&9 WHAT’S ON TIMETA BLE 10 WALKA BOUT ACTS 11 BANYA N THEATRE COMPA NY BORRIS & RICARDO 12 IN YOUR SPACE CIRCUS 13 SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS 14 INFORM ATION 15 FAB FOOD FRIENDS 16 CARNI VAL MAP 18 DARK IN THE PARK

Nicky Harley – Festival Director Cath McBride – Festival Manager

HASHTAG HASHTAG Share your experiences with us and others online. We want to hear how you are getting on treading our urban fest... let’s get it on...line! We’re virtually wile excited about this! Facebook: /Carnival-Of-Colours Twitter: @CarnivalofColours Hashtag: #carnivalofcolours

This Festival is brought to you by: In Your Space Circus. Why not join us on Facebook to keep up to date with all our exciting projects, events and classes! Who knows where your curiosities may lead! In Your Space Circus is a registered company limited by guarantee: NI 050953 and Registered Charity: NIC 103059

Designed by Nicola Charlton — www.niccharlton.co.uk

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‘SHHHHHHH!’… A CIRCUS SHOW

Enter the private library of the distinguished inventor Tarquin Potts and join him as he whips Text come storm on his quest to outwit every up a to chaotic circus artist’s worse enemy…. GRAVITY! But can he conquer this quest alone? *Cue Paige*, his uptight and highly strung assistant, whose only desire is for a quiet life and clean, organised bookshelves (no problems there then!) Join this unlikely duo for their mish mash adventure with chapters full of aerial acrobatics, juggling, manipulation, comedy and much, much more. Shhhhhhh! is a mystical journey into the world of circus, books, inventions and mayhem. See Timetable – Page 8 & 9.

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AUSTRALIA’S FINEST JUGGLER

He’s Back!!! But are we ready for him? Australia’s greatest juggler and all round maverick returns to our sunny side of the globe with his daredevil antics, monkey mayhem and baseball bat brilliance. Have you ever seen a grown man ride an eight-foot zigzag unicycle? It’s thirsty business and an addictive watch… Come along… cheer… chant and go bananas for this champion of mad-capped circus! Warning: With a ferocious energy & endearing, charismatic wit, Mr Spin is a must see show! See Timetable – Page 8 & 9.

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OUR THREE CAREFREE ACROBATS

Need a bit of a lift to your day? No better company to deliver it than these guys who will not only give you a lift, but throw you in the air and catch you afterwards! Having trained on the streets of Tanzania, these three carefree acrobats will be hurling themselves around for your entertainment and dodging some extremely hazardous looking fire so that you can enjoy an infectiously energetic show. See Timetable – Page 8 & 9.

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GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD The Chipolatas, custodians of an ever-evolving tradition, blending the old and the new, continue to transcend trends, capture hearts and cross boundaries with their unique and universally acclaimed show Gentlemen of the Road. Audiences gather under our Big Top to marvel at these 3 performers as they reveal their enchanting story without words. With moments of inspired stillness, rhythmic squeezebox, breakbeats, ballads, wit and charm.

This is where circus, theatre and live music meet and where magic is made. For this family of entertainers, the journey has no destination, the journey is a celebration with impeccable timing! Welcome one and all. Sit down and enjoy the show‌ See Timetable – Page 8 & 9.

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STARS FROM OUR CIRCUS SCHOOLS IN YOUR SPACE CIRCUS SCHOOL

BELFAST COMMUNITY CIRCUS SCHOOL

Join our Carnival Kids as they premiere their new show “Live at The Big Top!” This group of Circus cubs have come together over the Summer to practice and perfect their showcase spectacular with a giddy get-up of juggling, unicycles, acro and a sweet serving of tomfoolery - these clowns aged 8 -14 will absolutely make you melt! Come and support the circus talent of tomorrow and whoop, call and cheer them on as many of them step onto the Big Top stage and under our shiny lights for the first time!!!! See Timetable – Page 8 & 9.

Belfast Youth Circus presents Small is Beautiful. 10 young people from the Belfast Community Circus School will be celebrating the joys of circus with a show packed full of high level acrobatics and juggling with the odd low level joke. See Timetable – Page 8 & 9.

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ST COLUMB’S PARK HOUSE GROUNDS Come on in...don’t be afraid... it’s going to be beautiful! Welcome to our Yard of Dreams, a serene spot within the grounds of St Columb’s Park House where you can take a moment to escape from the hustle and bustle of Carnival chaos.

Funded by Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Good Relations funding and the Community Relations Council, the Yard of Dreams will reveal a community art installation reflecting our aspirations and imaginations, a wish tree awaiting your stories and dreams, some wonderful enchanting fairy folk to make you feel welcome with a story or two and the ‘sweet to the beat’ sounds of our drumming circle! Come take part, join in and chill out... We’ll give you a Yard...feel free to take a mile!

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WHERE AND WHEN BIG TOP 1pm 2pm 3pm

BIG DIPPER

IYS Youth Circus 1-1.25pm The Chipolatas 2-2.40pm

4pm

Banyan Theatre 3.15-4 pm

5pm

The Chipolatas 4.30-5.10pm

6pm

Banyan Theatre 5.30-6pm

Mr Spin 1.30pm Afrikan Warriors 2.30pm Mr Spin 3.30pm Afrikan Warriors 4.30pm

GRASSY KNOLL

Barren Carrousel 2.15pm

Barren Carrousel 4.15pm

YARD OF DREAMS

CRAFTY BARN

Drumming Storytelling & large scale sculpture 2-6pm

Arts & Crafts 1.30-5.30pm

INFLATABLE PUB

C’mon in for one! 2-6pm

7pm 8pm 9pm DARK IN THE PARK Gypsy Ball & Cabaret 11pm Daring Acts Burlesque Contortion 12pm Live Music Circus & Fire! 9.30pm-LATE 1am

10pm

DARK IN THE PARK The Rumble Club 9pm-LATE

DARK IN THE PARK C’mon in for another! 8pm-LATE

IN YOUR SPACE WALKABOUT AND LIVE MUSIC! Here... there... and everywhere from 1–6pm! Live music @ Wee Venue

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Pyromancers

Parkour Pirates

Boris and Ricardo

School Boys

Jesters


WHERE AND WHEN BIG TOP 1pm 2pm 3pm

BIG DIPPER

Belfast Circus 1-1.25pm The Chipolatas 2-2.40pm

4pm

Borris & Ricardo 3.15-4 pm

5pm

The Chipolatas 4.30-5.10pm

6pm

Borris & Ricardo 5.30-6pm

Mr Spin 1.30pm Afrikan Warriors 2.30pm Mr Spin 3.30pm Afrikan Warriors 4.30pm

GRASSY KNOLL

Barren Carrousel 2.15pm

Barren Carrousel 4.15pm

YARD OF DREAMS

CRAFTY BARN

Drumming Storytelling & large scale sculpture 2-6pm

Arts & Crafts 1.30-5.30pm

INFLATABLE PUB

C’mon in for one! 2-6pm

7pm 8pm 9pm DARK IN THE PARK Comedy featuring 11pm Micky Bartlett with special guests including 12pm TONY LAW! 9pm-LATE

DARK IN THE PARK C’mon in for another! 8pm-midnight

10pm

1am

IN YOUR SPACE WALKABOUT AND LIVE MUSIC! Here... there... and everywhere from 1–6pm! Live music @ Wee Venue

Pyromancers

Parkour Pirates

Boris and Ricardo

School Boys

Jesters

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FROM IN YOUR SPACE CIRCUS

Wander through the park and meet some of the most loved characters from In Your Space Circus. From those cheeky school kids to the majestic pyromancers; pesky pirates to the jittery jesters… you’ll not have to look too far! No stone shall sit unturned, no tree unhugged and no tummys untickled… Do not fear, In Your Space Circus is here… there… and everywhere! Psst… Secret task! Why not take a pic of you and your favorite character and tweet us @ carnivalofcolours

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THEATRE COMPANY Let’s celebrate the child in all of us as we journey with Banyan Theatre into the retelling of 2 of the world’s greatest timeless classics. Playful, imaginative and full of surprises… be captivated by the gigantic hearts of Banyan’s little puppets. Snuggle up in The Big Top and join Little Red Riding Hood and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Note: Banyan shall present one Showing of Red Riding Hood and one showing of The Emperor’s New Clothes on Saturday 29th August only!

See Timetable – Page 8 & 9.

CUCKOO LAND VIA HERE! Classic comic capers are the order of the day as masters of slapstick disaster Borris and Ricardo make a welcomed return to Carnival of Colours. Roll up! Roll up… and prepare to be amazed by the outrageous act of downright silliness and magical mishaps. Things are set to take a terrible turn for the worse and let’s just say that the Great Borris is not very happy!! How will it all end for our poor hapless hero Ricardo? You will have to come and see for yourself! Note: Borris and Ricardo perform their dastardly show in The Big Top on Sunday 30th August only!

See Timetable – Page 8 & 9.

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INHAVEYOUR SPACE CIRCUS SCHOOL YOUEVERTHOUGHTOFLEARNINGSOMENEWTRICKS? Are you aged between 3yrs and 103yrs?

Maybe Circus training is what you’ve been waiting for! Since last year’s Carnival of Colours we have worked with over 3,000 cool guys and girls in circus classes…this included workshops in schools, community centres, fields, squares and our circus headquarters to name just a few. From the age of three you can enroll in our classes *Note: Most 3 year olds usually get someone else to enroll them.* *Second note: We’ve yet to enroll a 103 year old but there’s always a first!* Have you a curious nature and are interested in finding our more about this circus malarky?

WANT TO COME TO US? WANT US TO COME TO YOU? Contact us today/ tomorrow/ day after about all the possibilities and to get your name on the list! In Your Space Circus School Waterloo House, 44A–48A Waterloo St Derry~Londonderry BT48 6HF Tel: +44 (0) 28 7137 7113 info@inyourspaceni.org facebook/inyourspace

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AND FRIENDS We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to our sponsors, funders, friends and volunteers who all play a great big part in making Carnival of Colours happen. We would like to say a particular thank you to our core funders the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Derry City and Strabane District Council who continue to recognise the value of the Festival and the

ongoing work of In Your Space Circus. We are delighted that Tourism Northern Ireland sees the importance of the Festival in bringing people to our beautiful, creative City. We are also chuffed to have attracted new support from The Foyle Foundation and a range of local shops and restaurants this year. Thank you all - it’s super-great having you along for the ride!!

We rely on donations to keep the Festival going year on year and making sure everybody is welcome to come along. Every coin or note you throw in will help us keep Carnival of Colours alive and bring some of the world’s most talented street theatre performers to Derry-Londonderry... so DIG DEEP PEEPS!

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PARKING AND STUFF FOYLE GAY PRIDE: Note to all! Foyle Gay Pride festival is also taking place in the City on 29th and 30th August. Gay Pride parade will be on Saturday 29th August, departing at 2pm from the Railway Station on Duke Street and making its way through the City Streets. We wish all those attending Pride a fantastic weekend and looking forward to seeing you in the Park for a bit of craic and a boogie! PARKING: Those attending the festival are advised to use the following car parks: Ebrington Square car park (just off St Columb’s Park Road), Foyle Street car park or the Old Waterside Health Centre car park on Glendermott Road. All these parking facilities are within a 5 minute walk from the festival site. Please be kind and conscious of the residents of nearby streets. We ask you kindly to park your car in one of the advised car parks as we wish to be excellent neighbours for the duration of the weekend. Imagine if everyone came and parked in your driveway!

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SPECIAL THANKS: To our absolutely incredible festival team… BIG SHOUT OUT to Rachel Melaugh, Louise Conaghan, Seamus Coyle, Paul Doherty, Paul Rooney and Nic Charlton… To our Board of Directors who support and encourage us throughout the year, Cassie Riggs, Max Beer, Ross Parkhill, Eavan King and Eamonn O’Donnell and to our patrons Mooky Cornish and James King for being bold and boisterous in their art form. We’d also like to thank all the businesses, volunteers and gorgeous people who work with us throughout the year… WE SALUTE YOU ALL! ONE LAST IMPORTANT PIECE OF INFO: Did you know that Sea Otters hold hands while they sleep so that they don’t drift apart?


FAB FOOD DS FRIEN After a full day of Carnival antics why not get your gnashers around a meal from one of our Fab Food Friends? We would eat there... and we’re really cool!


ST COLUMB’S PARK

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Take your time

There’s plenty to see and do in a land full of surprises. Northern Ireland is brimming with brilliant destinations and adventures. Stay a while and discover it for yourself. You could get lost somewhere whimsical like the Peace Maze in Castlewellan, or the epic Mourne Mountains. This phenomenal landscape inspired CS Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia and is the fantasy land of HBO’s spectacular Game of Thrones – so book a room and go explore.

Book a short break that’s big on beauty at:

#discoverni Peace Maze, Co. Down


NIGHT TIME EVENTS Come and join us for a little Debauchery at our weekend ADULT ONLY Night-time Events. Sick of doing the same thing every weekend? That’s funny... so are we... So how about something a little different? We’ve got Bands, DJ’S, Comedians, Freakish Acts from the world of Circus, A lovely Carousel for the craic and an inflatable pub to wet your whistles! All the highlights of a Festival without having to Camp.... HELL YEAH!!!!

Saturday 29th August 8.30pm – LATE

Big Top Acts include Inishowen Gospel Choir... Amariszi... Gypsy Ball Cabaret featuring Contortion, Knife Juggling, Bearded ladies, Burlesque, Firefemme, Ruby Love - Hula Queen and Premier of the In Your Space Circus Fire Show!!! + LOTS MORE! Boogie in the Barn Featuring The Rumble Club with Special guests. Hot Rod Todd, Beatnik Dan, Andy Bonneville and The Sabrejets.

Sunday 30th August 8.30pm – LATE

Live at the Big Top Comedy Night featuring Micky Bartlett with special guests including... TONY LAW!!!... WE REPEAT... TONY LAW!

Ticket Prices: Sat £8 advanced/ £10 on door Sun £5 advanced /£7 on door Weekend ticket: £12 Tickets available online: www.wegottickets.com – Dark in the Park or grab yours tickets with both hands from Legenderry Warehouse No. 1

Carnival of Colours 2015  

It's back... the Northwest's greatest Circus, Arts and Music Festival! Ohhhhh YES!!

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