I am so excited about the Weekend of Wonders taking place here at the Royal William Yard this Sunday! We are delighted to be hosting the event at our beautiful waterfront scheme along with the fabulous crew from the Invisible Circus. The event is part of the launch of the Ocean City Festival.
Last week the circus announced more new spectacular street performance acts including tightrope Walker Chris “Anaspitos” Bull, who has been walking wires and ropes for over 12 years, will wire walk across the Royal William Yard Marina Basin, and the Wall Running artist and choreographer David Greeves, who has worked with aerial wire performance for over 18 years. There’s also Strong Man - Sir Leopold Aleksander - The Lion of London, The World’s Tallest Bubbleologist, Hula Hooper Miss Merlin, acrobat AJ James, showgirl Able Mable performers The Mighty Gareth, Bevan Adams and Cheeky Pete, Slack Rope impresario the Great Bullzini and of course The Invisible Circus Ringmaster Doug Francisco.
It’s going to be an amazing and dynamic event which I believe will showcase something that has never before been seen in Plymouth. The talent that will be at the Weekend of Wonders is phenomenal and to think we will actually have a tightrope walker across the marina and wall walkers performing the unimaginable within the yard, means this is going to be nothing short of spectacular. There will be several performance ‘pitches’ around the Yard bringing the streets alive… look out for the main acts on The Green, as well as in front of Melville, at the front of the Main Gates and of course the huge wall along the back of The Yard. Not only will it be a day of spectacular events, but we also have The Invisible Youth Circus located in front of Residence One encouraging children to come and get involved and have a go at learning some circus skills themselves!
The Good Food Market with additional craft stalls will be held on the lawn at the same time, so come along via ferry, foot, bus, bicycle or car and take in the splendour of Royal William Yard, our fabulous shops, galleries and restaurants. Buy your favourite local produce from the award winning Good Food Market, chill out on our deckchairs and prepare to be amazed by the spectacular line up of events from The Invisible Circus. As well as rolling events through the day on all pitches, the timings for the wire walk and Doug Francisco’s main pitch are as follows:
10am – Miss Merlin
10.45 – Cheeky Pete
11.30 – Sir Leopold Aleksander
12.15 – Wire walk across harbour
1pm – Aj James
1.45 – Able Mable
2.30 - The Mighty Gareth
3.15 –Bevan Adams
Wall Walker timings will be confirmed on the day.
If all that isn’t enough we also have the Plymouth Lifeboat in the Marina for the public to board and explore.
I’d also like to thank Mark Laville of the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Waterfront Partnership for their support ahead of the event.
See you there…!