Sorcas Circus Village in Achill (Cruinnui na N’Og)

Date: June 10, 2023
All-day event
Location: Golden Strand (Outdoors) or Halla Acla, The Sound (Indoors) Achill Island, Co Mayo

Sorcas Circus Village is an immersive all-day event where children and young people have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of circus acts and art in hands-on workshops. The village area will be transformed into a magical place, using a small tent and props, as if it were a travelling circus. Inside this ring of wonder there will be continuous displays of circus arts throughout the day (hula hoop, juggling, clown face, acrobatics etc) alongside hands-on workshops in:

  • Hula hoop
  • Juggling
  • Acrobatics
  • Plate spinning
  • Wire walking
  • Rigging with Circus250’s aerial rig
  • How to make a clown face
  • Circus costume from Circus Wardrobe

The Circus Village will take place outdoors (weather permitting, by Golden Strand, Achill Island) or indoors (Halla Acla, The Sound, Achill Island).

This will be the first opportunity for children and young people of Achill and the region to experience a wide range of circus art. Through professional acts programmed throughout the day, they will have the chance to try circus arts for themselves. This includes not only physical activities (such as acrobatics) but the art of painting a clown face, and the heritage of how each clown has their own licensed face that no other clown is allowed to copy. Learn how circus costumes are made and the science behind the aerial rig and have a go at knotting and securing ropes.

No booking is required.