Saturday 8th December, 2.30pm & 4.30pm
Sharrow Old Junior School,
South View Rd,
Sheffield, S7 1DB
Sumptuous combined media performance, live singing,
and Pop Up Tea Room from 1pm.
In this 250th year of the Circus, the Female Funambulists reimagine the astonishing and dramatic lives of 19th and 20th century female circus performers. Using live theatre, poetry, music and film we will transport you into the Big Top to meet Human Cannon Ball, Zazel, Crocodile Enchantress, Koringa, Tiger Tamer Mabel Stark, Woman of Steel Kate Sandwina, Clairvoyant Madame Sosostris, Bee Whisperer Patty Astley and more ……
The Female Funambulists is a collaboration of female artists from diverse disciplines responding to original poetry by Chloe Balcomb.
Missed us at the Wirksworth Festival? Want to know what's in store?
"The show was a real treat!. Chloe's poems are a delight. So clever to conjure up these amazing women with their weird and wonderful acts. Great performances, stunning costumes, fascinating footage of old circus acts and some beautiful and varied
art work in the accompanying exhibition."
"A fantastic show, I couldn't stop smiling!"
An eye opener. I'd never heard of these amazing performers, they deserve to be celebrated!
OFF THE SHELF
FESTIVAL OF WORDS:
Poetry reading with Keith Hutson
and Chloe Balcomb,
Professor Vanessa Toulmin,
Chair in Early Film and Popular Entertainment.
Sunday October 7th, 5pm,
Studio, University of Sheffield Students' Union.
Tales of daring, subversion and sheer madness!
A great evening! Thanks to everyone who attended.