Leeds in Motion 8th-9th June 2019 – A two day street festival featuring theatre, dance and circus events!
To coincide with the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds, the Carriageworks Theatre has created an exciting FREE outdoor arts festival to entertain spectators over the weekend of races.
Leeds in Motion will feature theatre, dance and circus-inspired events and lots of surprises in the streets around Leeds city centre in-between and after the races throughout the AJ Bell World Triathlon.
The festival kicks off at midday on Saturday 8 June with the energetic and spectacular Swank Theatre featuring walk-about characters, The Adjudicators. The impeccably dressed sports-day adjudicators will keep all fun and games in order with their razor-sharp wit and quick horse racing style of commentary on passers-by.
Highlights across the weekend include:
Absurdly athletic stilt walking characters, 80’s PE teachers, Mr Stretch and Mr Armstrong, Sports Guides bursting with knowledge, history and statistics, and a penny farthing racer who is yet to actually win a race but is convinced he can smell his victory just around the corner.
Natural Theatre Company add to the fun with their bold, quirky, ‘instagrammable ’characters
American Street circus performer George Orange performs “Man on the Moon” on a slack rope rig that rocks and rolls like a crescent moon at Victoria Gardens.
Family favourite Zest Theatre present First Person – a quirky fusion of fast-paced performance using silent disco technology on City Square
Leeds Samba performs across the City Centre bringing the sights and sounds of UK-Brazilian samba to the audiences at the triathlon.
The talented Punjabi Roots Academy will light up the crowds with colourful Punjabi dance and music.
Bureau Of Silly ideas invites pairs to Race Against the Water Pistol with Shirt or Squirt on Victoria Square.
The festival is FREE to attend and takes place from Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 June 2019, 12pm-6pm.