Wednesday 18 July 2018

No crossed wires as tightrope walkers train

Galway Community Circus train at the Claddagh Basin for their Wires Crossed project for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. Photo: Andrew Downes
Galway Community Circus train at the Claddagh Basin for their Wires Crossed project for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. Photo: Andrew Downes
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Close to 400 Galwegians will be trained in the art of funambulism - tightrope walking - as part of the Crossed Wires Project for Galway 2020.

Yesterday, members of Galway Community Circus, which is producing the Crossed Wires Project, were out training at the Claddagh Basin in preparation.

By 2020, the 400 funambulists will attempt a major world record spectacle by crossing the River Corrib.

The project is aimed at highlighting the importance of mental health while promoting risk-taking and adventure.

Galway's theme as European City of Culture 2020 is Making Waves - Landscape, Language and Migration.

Irish Independent

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