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Roll up, roll up for The Frost Fair

19 Nov 2018

The Whitworth welcomes winter with a weekend of free events

The Whitworth by Alan Williams

The Frost Fair is returning to the Whitworth with a celebration of the circus, marking 250 years of this popular art form that began in Britain.

The two-day programme of free activities – Saturday, 1 and Sunday, 2 December 11am – 7pm – will include Baron Bazaar’s Bewildering Brouhaha, the Travelling Light Circus, live music from DJ’s and performers including Mr Wilson’s Second Liners.

There’s also Circus Baby for non-walking babies and their grown-ups, ‘Have-A-Go’ Circus Skills workshop, live Trapeze performances and roaming stilt walkers throughout the weekend.

The Art Garden will be transformed into an outdoor cinema after dusk and the Whitworth grounds will feature an array of craft market stalls from local artisans, delicious international street food pop ups, a seasonal beer bar and vintage fairground amusements.

Walk The Plank, one of the UK’s foremost outdoor arts companies, will transform the front of the Whitworth into a fiery courtyard and will mark the finale of the weekend with an enthralling firework display on Sunday evening.

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