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May 12, 2021

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Circus students from Byron will take to the skies in their daring trapeze acts on Thursday.

The high flyers are the star attraction in the Circus Arts Winter Wonderland Showcase at the Byron Entertainment Centre, 17 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay from 6.30pm.

The one-hour event is billed as family fun from ‘these up-and-coming performers as they twist, turn, fly and defy gravity for your entertainment’.

After the show, the flying trapeze will be open for anyone over the age of five to have a swing and the jumping castle will be open for all ages.

Entry is $2 and meals and drinks are available at the circus café. Showcases are held on the last Thursday of each month at Circus Arts, Byron Bay, in the Arts and Industry Estate.

The circus school opened its doors in 2006 and has since grown into a thriving circus space that caters for all from one year of age.

Performers from all over the world make use of its state-of-the-art facilities. Circus Arts is also known for having Australia’s first full-size indoor flying trapeze rig.

Friends of the Circus, a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers, has run these showcases monthly over the past three years as a way to encourage students and youth to perform and spread the joy and fun of circus within the community.

The Friends are inviting other physical-performance groups in the area such as dance and theatre groups to take part and get the opportunity to perform in front of a supportive audience.

They aim is to provide support and experience for all aspects of training for circus and event production for the young and young at heart and make this possible through various fundraising initiatives, of which the showcase is one.

For more info call 6685 6566 or visit www.circusarts.com.au.

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