Bountiful Bristol Bulletin


CARNYVILLE – ALL THE FUN OF THE UNFAIR! by nadiacatkinhillman
September 17, 2008, 7:57 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Urban regeneration project Artspace Lifespace presents a new production from long-time collaborators The Invisible Circus: Carny-Ville

Presented as part of The Bristol Do performance and circus festival, Carny-Ville is billed as “a feast for the senses, a gaudy cocktail of grotesque caricatures… flickering light and faded glitz.”

Artspace Lifespace makes its much-anticipated return after a hugely successful season in the deconsecrated Victorian Cathedral in Clifton. Having accepted awards for Bristol’s best arts campaign & Venue’s Top Banana Award, the group, which aims to recycle redundant commercial space to create a platform for the wider creative community, has been preparing a new project at the decommissioned Police / Fire Station & Law Courts at Bridewell Island.

The Invisible Circus is the production team behind the critically acclaimed Ghost Town performances at the Old Cathedral project and is the linchpin behind a plethora of circus ventures on the festival circuit. Carny-Ville represents them at their most adept, contemporary circus at its finest, beneath the guise of post-apocalyptic satire.

The site-specific spectacle invites its audience to engage with the reincarnation of a carnival town, in the process embodying the ghostly characters of its past.

Friday 28 Sep – Sun 28 Sep.
8pm til Late
The Island, Silver Street, Broadmead, Bristol.
Tickets £5 +50p booking fee from Bristol Ticket Shop – 0870 44 44 400 or £7.00 on the door.

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