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City Spectacular festival to welcome sword swallower, strongwoman, and blind-folded chainsaw juggler for 10th year

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NO REPRO FEE..13/7/2013.People take part in the Rainbow Disco at the Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship at Dublin's Merrion Square on until 14th July and in St.Patricks Street, Cork (July 20th and 21st). Also at the event they will try to break the world record for the most amount of water balloons thrown at one person at one time.For more information on the championship go to www.spwc.ie. Photo:Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.
NO REPRO FEE..13/7/2013.People take part in the Rainbow Disco at the Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship at Dublin's Merrion Square on until 14th July and in St.Patricks Street, Cork (July 20th and 21st). Also at the event they will try to break the world record for the most amount of water balloons thrown at one person at one time.For more information on the championship go to www.spwc.ie. Photo:Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.
"NO REPRO FEE"18/6/2011.People dressed as Wheres Wally on Merrion Square Dublin help break the world record for the amount of Wheres Wallys in one place at the same time.They are pictured as part of the Street Performance World Championship taking place in Dublin.They are going to try to break the World Record again today (19/6/2011).Photo:Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.
"NO REPRO FEE"18/6/2011.People dressed as Wheres Wally on Merrion Square Dublin help break the world record for the amount of Wheres Wallys in one place at the same time.They are pictured as part of the Street Performance World Championship taking place in Dublin.They are going to try to break the World Record again today (19/6/2011).Photo:Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.
The Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship 2012, Cork
12/7/2012."NO REPRO FEE"Uri Weiss holds his daughter Hally (1) with one hand,Uri is one of the sixteen finalist who will perform at the Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship.They arrived in Dublin today ahead of the festival which takes place in on July 14th-15th in Fitzgerald Park in Cork and July 19th-22nd in Merrion Square Dublin and are pictured at the old Pigeon House Power Station Dublin for more information go to spwc.ie.Photo:Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.
NO REPRO FEE.11/7/2013. Female sword swallower Miss Behave helps launch the Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship at Sandymount Dublin. The street performers will show what they can do in Dublin's Merrion Square (July 12th --14th) and St.Patricks Street, Cork (July 20th and 21st). Also at the event they will try to break the world record for the most amount of water balloons thrown at one person at one time and have a Rainbow Disco.For more information on the championship go to www.spwc.ie. Photo:Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Over 250,000 are expected to attend this year's Laya Healthcare City Spectacular festival in Dublin and Cork.

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The festival, which is free, previously brought 14,000 people dressed as Where's Wally, 1500 more bouncing on space hoppers, a custard pie throwing championship, and a rainbow disco.

This year organisers are adding a record-breaking sword swallower, a weight-lifting strong woman, silent disco tour and rapping and science workshops for kids to the bill.

City Spectacular takes place at Dublin's Merrion Square July 10-12 and Cork's Fitzgerald Park July 18 and 19.

Growing from an original attendance of 26,000 to 240,000 it is now Ireland's second biggest festival after St Patrick's Day.

City Spectacular was previously called the Street Performance World Championship and despite the name change there's still plenty in the way of street entertainment with the return of some fan favourites - sword-swallower and blind-folded chainsaw juggler The Space Cowboy, bed of nails and fire-eating Sideshow Shep, world record-holding football freestyler Victor Rubilar and b-boy troupe US Breakdancers who have been touring with Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson 'One' tour.

This year the programme also includes free children's workshops in art, music, theatre and science, a family farm area, an award-winning Belgian trampoline spectacle, and an Irish food area.

All activities are free - check out the full programme at www.cityspectacular.com

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