street performers

 

Devizes International Street Festival : Sunday 28th & Monday 29th August 2016

For two days in August 2016, as part of our outdoor arts Festival Fortnight, Devizes is transformed as we welcome some of the best street performers, contemporary circus acts, dancers, musicians and walkabout shows from across the UK and Europe to amaze, entertain and inspire you!

Front Country

Black Swan
Monday 29th August -7pm

Front Country's dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker. Along with mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz, guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow, this quintet has been called "passionately intoxicating" and "orchestral" and Melody's bluesy vocals have been described as "rafter-shaking"

Circus Fergus

Circus Fergus

Circus Fergus

Sunday 28th & Monday 29th

A highly interactive juggling show packed full of family friendly gags.

From juggling up to 5 torches to juggling with his feet to an unmissable Grand Finale on top of a giant unicycle, Circus Fergus is destined to be a Festival favourite.

 

 

 

Kevin Brown Trio

Sunday 28th

Kevin Brown is an accomplished blues musician who has been fully emersed in the business since the late 70's. He has an impressive collection of albums under his belt and continues to tour particularly in the South West.

Le Cirque Du Platzak

Le Cirque Du Platzak

Kermiz

Sunday 28th

A temperamental aerialist, a Spanish toreador, a trumpeter on a slack rope and a German acrobat with a fascination for staplers – just some of the eccentric characters from Le Cirque du Platzak.

Dizzy O'Dare

The Giant Balloon Show

Sunday 28th

Take everything you know about balloons, and twist that into a highly entertaining 45minutes that will have the whole family in stitches and awe.

Frolicked

The Boggarts

Sunday 28th

Boggarts are little leaf goblins that firmly believe every one else is in their territory......

Fullstop Acrobatic Theatre

Outside the Box

Sunday 28th

Every day we are bombarded by strong images of masculinity and femininity. Inspired by this theme, Fullstop Acrobatic Theatre has combined circus, theatre and dance to create this surprising show.

Plunge Boom

Smoke

Smoke

Sunday 28th & Monday 29th

A man moves amongst members of the public.  Gradually smoke begins to creep from out of his trouser leg.....

GlassHouse Dance

You, Me and Everybody Else

Monday 29th (walkabout)

Set in various locations, three duets unfold to tell the story of a relationship seen at different points in time.

PanGottic & Circus Geeks

Project_Vee

Project_Vee

Monday 29th

Roulette wheel meets juggling: danger, skill and unpredictable moments....

Ramshacklicious

Mr & Mr Burn

Sunday 28th & Monday 29th

Meet Mr & Mr Burn, an explosive, chaotic, offbeat double act with a touch of disaster about them. One part strange function room musician, the other part, the

not so tuneful crooner.....

Stopgap Dance Company

Billy & Bobby

Billy & Bobbie

Monday 29th

After a night on the town two revellers awake to find themselves in a bath...

Stefano Di Renzo

Hold On

Hold On

Sunday 28th

Welcome to the world of Hold on where gravity, counterweight and centrifugal force are tested to new limits.

Strong Lady Productions

Leap

Leap

Sunday 28th

Two performers revel in the joy of performing the biggest tricks they can! No talking or hype, only astounding strength and grace. 

Frolicked

Frolicked - Arthur

Arthur

Monday 29th

Arthur is an efficient and service driven hygiene inspector with high expectations...

He has incredibly high standards and expects his surroundings to be immaculate, including (and especially) any nearby people!

Cirque Bijou

Circus Cafe

Sunday 28th

A pop-up circus restaurant where unsuspecting members of Devizes' crowd will be able to order a dish from the a la carte menu.....

Promenade Promotions

Raree Man's Peepshow

The Raree Man's Peepshow

Sunday 28th & Monday 29th

An outdoor, storytelling show presented byThe Raree Man and his peepshow....

Entlechy Arts

Bed

Monday 29th

A creative response to the feelings of invisibility that older people experience on a day to day basis.....

The Hot Seats

Monday 29th

Ben, Graham, Jake, Josh, and Ed like to play stringband music....

Francesca Mari

Circo A Pua

Monday 29th

An eccentric, elegant, vivacious maid with a sarcastic sense of humour finds herself in the middle of a group of people.....

Wet Picnic

The Lift

The Lift

Monday 29th

An elegant elevator arrives accompanies by three bellhops. The audience are invited to step inside ...

15ft6

Monday 29th

In Dynamite & Poetry four acrobats deliver an explosive performance, literally making you jump out of your seat.

Hackney Colliery Band

Hackney Colliery Band

Reinventing the Brass Band

Monday 29th

Featuring trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone and marching percussion, the band are totally acoustic and yet able to blow the roof off any room.

Gugge 2000

Gugge2000

Monday 29th

Guggenmusik (or "happy music") inspired by the Guggenmusik bands the band had seen on a trip to Fasnacht carnival in Lucerne.

 

 

Gee Baby I Love You

Gee Baby

Monday 29th

Genuine soul, raw funk and blues with professional, exhilarating showmanship that lifts you higher and higher. Exciting to watch and bound to get everyone dancing.