Wires Crossed

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Wires Crossed is one of the largest and most ambitious spectacles to ever be staged in Ireland and Europe. Over the course of 2019 and 2020, people from all walks of life and backgrounds, will be trained in the art of ‘funambulism’, the art of wire walking while holding a balancing pole. Galway Community Circus, in partnership with nine European youth and social circus schools, will train people to walk the tight-wire and experience funambulism's empowering, transformative effect! This ambitious and inclusive project will culminate in a major funambulism event in Galway in 2020, where 400 funambulists from all around Europe will cross the River Corrib together over a period of 2020 minutes on August 8th, 2020.

Head/Heart Balance:

The project aims to highlight the importance of head/heart balance and mindfulness, and takes place on the River Corrib, one of Europe’s fastest flowing rivers. To Galwegians, the Corrib embodies the breath-taking beauty and fierce power of nature. It also, tragically, serves as a reminder of the fragile mental health of our young people and has become synonymous with our city and county’s high rates of suicide in recent years. Wires Crossed has emerged from a strong desire to highlight this crisis and help restore balance within our communities.

Galway Community Circus, at its core is a non-competitive, charitable organisation, who work to make people of all body types, backgrounds and personalities, feel that they are part of a family. Through learning circus skills, participants learn to trust themselves and others, building mental, physical and emotional stamina, and surprising themselves with succeeding with tasks that at first may seem intimidating. Galway Community Circus has worked for many years with disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and is acutely aware of the need to provide tools and an environment for people to feel welcomed, listened to and seen. Wires Crossed extends this mentality to a national and international audience, demonstrating what circus, the art of possibility, can offer.

Follow us on our social media channels for updates on the project:

https://www.facebook.com/wcrossed/

https://www.instagram.com/galwaycircus/

Project Partners:

Wires Crossed is partnered with CARAVAN, the European network of youth and social circus schools and is funded by the National Irish Agency Léargas and Erasmus+ and Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture.

Get involved with the project by coming along to one of our workshops this summer!

Wires Crossed: Get Involved!

Get involved with the project by coming along to one of our workshops this summer!

Location: In the field behind St. Joseph's Community Centre, Ashe Road, Shantalla. 

WIRES CROSSED FUNAMBULISM WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2019

AGES            Workshops are suitable for ages 10 years+

                      For all workshops, children aged 10 - 11yrs must be accompanied by an adult

GENERAL PRICING

Adult: 18 yrs+

Concession: 10 – 17 yrs, students, 65 yrs+, unemployed

MEMBERSHIP PRICING

Adults: €100 membership fee plus 50% discount on all workshop bookings and free Wires Crossed t-shirt

Concession: €60 membership fee plus 50% discount on all workshop bookings and free Wires Crossed t-shirt

* Once you have paid your membership fee you will receive an email with a PDF voucher which will have a discount code for you to use to then book the workshops and receive 50% off. Please note that you must pay the membership fee first and then book your workshops after using your discount code.

Taster: Free sessions to try out the technique on slacklines between 30cm – 1.5m high, no booking necessary.

Discovery: 2 hour beginner workshop with tuition on slacklines and wires between 30cm – 1.5m high.

Adventurer: Longer beginner workshop with tuition on slacklines and wires between 30cm – 1.5m high.

Explorer: A progression from beginner to intermediate level on slacklines and wires between 30cm – 2m high.

Voyager: 2-day training on highwire at 4m high.

Workshop Notes:

Progression through training: To take part in a Voyager workshop, you must first have completed an Explorer workshop. If you attend a Voyager workshop but haven’t completed an Explorer, you will not be permitted to take part in the workshop.

Clothing: Please wear comfortable clothing: no shorts allowed, long socks or leggings are advisable, thin-soled shoes or canvas trainers (such as converse) in order to be able to feel the wire. Waterproofs in case of rain.

Food and snacks: Please bring water and snacks.

Weather: All workshops are outdoors. If there is light rain the workshop will continue. In the event of extreme weather such as strong wind or storms, the workshop will be moved indoors if possible or cancelled as a last resort. If a workshop is cancelled fees paid will be refunded.

Age range: Workshops are only suitable for ages 10yrs+ because of the weight of the poles. Participants aged 10 – 11yr olds must be accompanied by an adult.

WIRES CROSSED FUNAMBULISM WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2019

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DATE

TYPE

LENGTH

TIMES

PARTICIPANTS

PRICE

15/06/19

DISCOVERY

2 hours

Workshop 1:     11am – 1pm

Workshop 2:     2pm – 4pm

12 – 17yrs

€10 concession

16/06/19

DISCOVERY

2 hours

Workshop 1:     11am – 1pm

Workshop 2:     2pm – 4pm

12 – 17yrs

€10 concession

22 – 23 /06/19

EXPLORER

2 days

Part 1:                11am – 1pm

Part 2:                2pm – 4pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€50 adults

€30 concession

29 – 30/06/19

EXPLORER

2 days

Part 1:                11am – 1pm

Part 2:                2pm – 4pm

12 – 17yrs

€30 concession

04 – 05/07/19

VOYAGER

2 days

Part 1:                11am – 1pm

Part 2:                2pm – 5pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€60 adults

€40 concession

06/07/19

DISCOVERY

2 hours

Workshop 1:     11am – 1pm

Workshop 2:     2pm – 4pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€20 adults

€10 concession

07/07/19

ADVENTURER

1 day

Part 1:                 11am – 1pm

Part  2:                2pm – 4pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€35 adults

€20 concession

13/07/19

DISCOVERY

2 hours

Workshop 1:     11am – 1pm

Workshop 2:     2pm – 4pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€20 adults

€10 concession

14/07/19

ADVENTURER

1 day

Part 1:                11am – 1pm

Part 2:                2pm – 4pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€35 adults

€20 concession

20 – 21/07/19

EXPLORER

2 days

Part 1:                11am – 1pm

Part 2:                2pm – 4pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€50 adults

€30 concession

27 – 28/07/19

VOYAGER

2 days

Part 1:                11am – 1pm

Part 2:                2pm – 5pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€60 adults

€40 concession

03/08/19

TASTER

Drop In

11am – 1pm

2pm – 5pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

FREE

04/08/19

DISCOVERY

2 hours

Workshop 1:     11am – 1pm

Workshop 2:     2pm – 4pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€20 adults

€10 concession

08/08/19

DISCOVERY

2 hours

Workshop 1:     11am – 1pm

Workshop 2:     2pm – 4pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€20 adults

€10 concession

09/08/19

ADVENTURER

1 DAY

Part 1:                11am – 1pm

Part  2:                2pm – 4pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€35 adults

€20 concession

10-11/08/19

EXPLORER

2 days

Part 1:                11am – 1pm

Part 2:                 2pm – 4pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€50 adults

€30 concession

14/08/19

ADVENTURER

1 day

Part 1:                11am – 1pm

Part  2:                2pm – 4pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€35 adults

€20 concession

15/08/19

ADVENTURER

1 day

Part 1:                11am – 1pm

Part  2:                2pm – 4pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€35 adults

€20 concession

17 - 19/08/19

VOYAGER

2 days

Part 1:                11am – 1pm

Part 2:                2pm – 5pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€60 adults

€40 concession

24/08/19

ADVENTURER

1 day

Part 1:                 11am-1pm

Part 2:                  2pm-5pm

All ages (10 yrs +)

€35 adults

€20 concession

25/08/19

ADVENTURER

1 day

Part 1:                 11am-1pm

Part 2:                  2pm-5pm

All ages (10 yrs +)

€35 adults

€20 concession

31/08/19

-01/09/19

EXPLORER

2 days

Part 1:                11am – 1pm

Part 2:                 2pm – 4pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€50 adults

€30 concession

21 - 22/09/19

VOYAGER

2 days

Part 1:                11am – 1pm

Part 2:                2pm – 5pm

All ages (10 yrs+)

€60 adults

€40 concession

 

 

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Contact

C/o St Joseph's Community Centre,
Ashe Road, Shantalla, Galway
+353 85 111 7224
info@galwaycircus.com
Charity number 17420
Company registration number 453185