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At a glance

Friday 29 September

Headline - Gorilla Circus - Altitude

This show-stopping, daring and dangerous aerial performance all takes place on a unique giant kinetic structure.

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Greentop Circus

Join us and learn some new skills in our circus workshops with juggling, diabolo and unicycles.

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Skate Competition

The skate board competition returns again to Festé on the skate park area beside Bass’s Rec.

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Artizani

Look out for this larger than life stilted Ringmaster, but beware of his huge feet!

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Circus Geeks - Project _Vee

Giant roulette wheel meets juggling, danger, skills and awe-inspiring moments.

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Caribbean Carnival Characters

Flamboyant characters will appear and parade in their fabulous costumes.

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New Art Club - Campervan of Love

With songs, dancing and a hilarious story all based around their special VW campervan, what’s not to love?

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Walk The Plank - Fire Trail

Wander through the beauty of this stunning fire trail.

Festé Food Village

Delicious food and drinks from around the world.

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Chango Fuego

Festé favourite Chango Fuego will be Friday nights Ringmaster, directing you around the World of Circus.

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Saturday 30 September

No tickets are required for Saturday
Headline - The Garba

Join in or just enjoy the spectacle of 150 dancers moving to traditional Garba steps on the Market Place under a canopy of beautiful lanterns.

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Cie Artonik - The Colour of Time

In a rainbow of powder and dance, follow a procession towards Cathedral Green and join in, if you dare.

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QUAD - Big Scribble

Let your creativity run free in the Big Scribble space on the Café Terrace and craft area in the Participation Space.

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Leicester Mela - Rangoli

The traditional Rangoli pattern will be created right before your eyes, it takes skill, time and a steady hand to complete, so keep coming back for a peek at its progress.

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Highly Sprung - Roots

Set on a 7 mt hire tree-like structure, Roots is a highly energetic and interactive performance.

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Nutkhut - The Maharajahs

Funny stilted authentic Indian princes who will bring an air of mystique and delightful pretentiousness.

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Smoking Apples - Arbor

Part man, part tree and 18 feet tall, this incredible giant puppet will strike through the streets giving away a cart full of saplings.

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Matt Marks - Wheeze

Wheeze is both a beautiful sculpture and a fantastic music making machine, powered entirely by air.

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Greentop - Have a go

Join us and learn some new skills in our circus workshops with juggling, diabolo and unicycles, anyone can try.

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Maison Foo - Parkour Parents

Join Maison Foo for an unfinished, unpolished test drive performance of early ideas for their latest show in the making.

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Circus Katoen - Ex Aequó

Two young circus artists will surprise and move you with their impressive acrobats.

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New Art Club - Campervan of Love

Song, dance and hilarious set pieces based this special adapted VW campervan, this show is certain to raise a smile.

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Humanhood - Nomadis

Contemporary dancers merge physical theatre and skill into a moving story.

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Circus Geeks - Project _Vee

Roulette wheels meetings juggling, danger and skill to create truly awe-inspiring moments.

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Joli Vyann & L'eolienne - Lance Moi En L'air

Thrilling acrobatic skills meet athletic and graceful dance which blur the boundaries of dance, theatre and circus.

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Baby People - Gamelan and Urban Choir

Malaysian Gamelan meets hip-hop urban choir. Join us for a unique, unplugged performance that will make your spine tingle.

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Candoco - You and I Know

Choreographed by Arlene Phillips and danced with passion and sensitivity to a collection of pop songs.

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Glasshouse - Us

Surreal and comic dance theatre, telling the classic “boy meets girl” story.

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Wet Picnic - The Lift

The Lift is a fantastic theatrical performance that will give you a surreal and amusing experience that you won’t forget.

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Kuljit Bhamra - Chutney

Chutney in the street is an enchanting story told through a unique blend of songs, dance and audience participation.

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Nutkhut - The Princesses

These delightful divas draped in jewels and silks will wow you with their colour and charm.

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Sheena Holland Night Market

Derby’s night market returns offering a wide variety of stalls selling food, drinks, gift inspiration, crafts and vintage items.

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