CITY ENCOUNTERS 2022
Thursday 2 June - Friday 3 June 2022
A special Jubilee Bank Holiday treat for all the family.
The city will be alive with original street theatre, dance and spectacle that will delight all ages.
This free event has been a Festival staple for many years and this year it is set to fill the city streets with life, colour and culture once more.
HERE IS WHAT TO EXPECT...
BIG GAY DISCO BIKE | Old George Mall
11.00 - 11:35 & 13.15 - 13.50
Big Gay Disco Bike is exactly what it sounds like, a feel good pop-up big gay disco performed on a bike.
Join cabaret superstar, vocal powerhouse, and overwhelmingly modest (and not at all delusional) dragicon in the making, Fatt Butcher on a golden disco bike as we bring the D-I-S-C-O to the streets.
Big Gay Disco Bike is suitable for all ages, the show involves some audience participation and musicthroughout.
TIMELESS | Market Square
12.00 - 12.35 & 14.00 - 14.35
Timeless is about the passing of time and the fear that we as humanity are literally running out of it.
Joli Vyann uses their unique and dynamic style of dance, circus and theatre on a 7m high rotating hourglass, to tell the story of civilisation as we know it and its fragile relationship with time and nature.
The performance tells the story of climate change, its consequences and the larger question of how humanity will cope when this precarious balance with nature tips into chaos.
4 Performers dance, leap, gracefully balance and throw themselves with acrobatic prowess around, on and inside the rotating hourglass. This is a dare devil yet poignantly sensitive representation of the ambiguous nature of time and the threat of irreversibility in relation to climate change
LOOK MUM NO HANDS | Guildhall Sqaure
12.45 - 13.15 & 14.45 - 15.15
Look Mum, No Hands! is a tender story about friendship and growing up.
It explores a visually beautiful, and physically surprising, coming-of-age story about two friends testing their own boundaries. Together they explore freedom, taking risks and independence and how they change depending on who you are. The show uses a combination of theatre, movement and acrobatics as a powerful narrative tool.
Look Mum, No Hands! is a Daryl Beeton Productions and Mimbre co-production.
NO MAN'S LAND | The Maltings
15.15 - 16.00
No Mans Land is an outdoor aerial site specific performance that is directed and performed by a monster.
Through engaging physically with the various sites, we look at how spaces shift and change creating dreamlike and disorienting worlds with our bodies, ropes and intelligently designed rigging.
Through a relation with space we look at the contours, boundaries and borders and most importantly the spaces in between.