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Wires Crossed: The Journey so Far
06.08.20

Wires Crossed: The Journey so Far

Today is an auspicious day for us as we reach the date that would have been our kick-off point for the major funambulism spectacle across the River Corrib, in the Claddagh, as part of Galway European Capital of Culture 2020. Naturally, we are not where we thought we would be, but in the true spirit of circus and funambulism, we practice our patience and resilience and continue to put our best foot forward. This month there are balancing camps and workshops happening in the field in Shantalla, for anyone who may like to practice and try out the skills. We have also published an Impact Report on the Wires Crossed journey so far, downloadable here. We would like to thank our funders, partners, circus schools, participants and supporters who have made this the extraordinary dream that it is. We look forward to what 2021 brings, and the continuation of what has been a huge adventure for so many.
August Summer Camps Live now!!
09.07.20

August Summer Camps Live now!!

Galway Community Circus are delighted to announce that we will be hosting summer camps next month in the field adjacent to St. Joseph's Community Centre! There are Balancing Camps for young people and adults, an Adult Bootcamp, Family Camps and Fun Camps! Check out our timetable here and book your spot! Camps
You can also read our Safety During Covid-19 page where we detail our policies and what we are doing to keep you safe during this time, while you practice circus. Safety During Covid-19
Wires Crossed Statement
15.05.20

Wires Crossed Statement

The Wires Crossed team and partners have been working hard behind the scenes to continue our journey with the art of funambulism (tightwire walking). Like all organisations , we will need to re-build after the COVID-19 crisis. The passion, commitment and resilience of our community is a huge asset in this task.

In consultation with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture and our other European partners, we have reached the decision to postpone the Wires Crossed festival and river crossing planned for August 2020. The restriction on event licences and matters of public health were the key factors in this decision.Along with our budding funambulists, our artists, and our team, we will continue our journey together to bring you a celebration of circus and all that it represents in 2021. We are in discussions with our partners and funders about the exact timing of this and as soon as we have any news, we will share it with you all.

We would like to thank our supporters and funding bodies; Galway 2020, The Arts Council of Ireland, Erasmus+, Creative Europe, Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Finnish Institute London, Embassy of Finland Dublin, Science Foundation Ireland and our valuable sponsors for your continued support.

In the true nature of overcoming, facing our fears and accepting where we are, we will re-emerge for training on the wires, and step by step we will continue our journey, as the vibrant and resilient community that we are.

We can’t wait to see you all soon.

Ulla HokkanenExecutive Creative Director,
Galway Community Circus