SEPTEMBER
2ND - 26TH
2021
CIRCUS FACTORY PRESENTS


PRESENTED BY CIRCUS FACTORY
Welcome to the 4th edition of Pitch'd Circus and Street Arts Festival
With this year's theme as 'Art RefracTed'', let's imagine what art, culture, festivals and gatherings look like now, and in the future.

We would like to acknowledge and extend our thanks to our funders and supporters.

We would also like to extend our appreciation and thanks to the local support of businesses including Douglas Street Business Association (DSBA) Cork Flower Shop and Coughlan's Live Music Venue and Bar.

TIME TABLE OF EVENTS
SEPTEMBER 2021
START
FINISH
CITY PARKLET
DOUGLAS STREET
6PM
8PM
DAYCENT CHATS
THURSDAY
2ND
START
FINISH
CITY PARKLET
DOUGLAS STREET
6PM
8PM
DAYCENT CHATS
FRIDAY
3RD
START
FINISH
CITY PARKLET
DOUGLAS STREET
1PM
4PM
DAYCENT CHATS
SATURDAY
4TH
START
FINISH
CITY PARKLET
DOUGLAS STREET
1PM
4PM
DAYCENT CHATS
SUNDAY
5TH
START
FINISH
VENUE
TBC
8PM
9PM
RUBBISH PERFORMANCE
WEDNESDAY
8TH
START
FINISH
CITY PARKLET
DOUGLAS STREET
6PM
8PM
DAYCENT CHATS
THURSDAY
9TH
START
FINISH
CITY PARKLET
DOUGLAS STREET
6PM
8PM
DAYCENT CHATS
FRIDAY
10TH
START
FINISH
CITY PARKLET
DOUGLAS STREET
1PM
4PM
DAYCENT CHATS
SATURDAY
11TH
START
FINISH
CITY PARKLET
DOUGLAS STREET
1PM
4PM
DAYCENT CHATS
SUNDAY
12TH
START
FINISH
VENUE
TBC
8PM
9PM
RUBBISH PERFORMANCE
WEDNESDAY
15TH
START
FINISH
ONLINE
VIA ZOOM
10:00AM
11:30PM
PRODUCERS SYMPOSIUM
THURSDAY
16TH
START
FINISH
COAL QUAY &
NORTH MAIN ST.
6PM
10PM
CIRCUS STREET DISCO
FRIDAY
17TH
START
FINISH
VARIOUS LOCATIONS
CORK CITY
1PM
6PM
CIRCUS
& STREET ARTS TREASURE TRAIL
SATURDAY
18TH
START
FINISH
CIRCUS FACTORY
CENTRE PARK RD.
2:30PM
5:30PM
CREATIVE AERIAL PRACTICE
START
FINISH
CIRCUS FACTORY
CENTRE PARK RD.
2:30PM
5:30PM
CREATIVE AERIAL PRACTICE
SUNDAY
19TH
START
FINISH
ONLINE
VIA ZOOM
10:00AM
11:30PM
PRODUCERS SYMPOSIUM
THURSDAY
23RD
START
FINISH
CIRCUS FACTORY
CENTRE PARK RD.
9PM
9.45PM
(UN) HOLY BLOOD
FRIDAY
24TH
START
FINISH
CIRCUS FACTORY
CENTRE PARK RD.
9PM
9.45PM
(UN) HOLY BLOOD
SATURDAY
25TH
START
FINISH
RED ABBEY
SQUARE
1PM
4PM
PURE DAYCENT RHYMES STREET PARTY & FLING
SUNDAY
26TH

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
PURE DAYCENT CHATS
We are delighted to invite the public to join Paddy Doyle and Noelle Ní Ríagáin, two master storytellers and listeners, for a cup of tea and a chat and to consider a series of questions and conversation starters to trigger memories of place, and feelings of how we humans interact and converse in public space.
ALL AGES
WHEN
Thurs 2nd, Fri 3rd September / Between 6pm - 8pm
Sat 4th, Sun 5th September/ Between 1pm - 4pm
Thurs 9th, Fri 10th September / Between 6pm - 8pm
Sat 11th, Sun 12th September / Between 1pm - 4pm
WHERE:
The Parklet, outside Cork Flower Shop, Douglas Street.
HOW TO JOIN IN:
'RUBBISH' PERFORMANCE
Artist, Tom Cambell invites performers and non-performers to be part of a 'Rubbish Performers' collective that will take to the streets on Sept 17th for Culture Night.
Two workshops will take place in the lead up to Culture night where costumes will be prepared from 'rubbish' and performers will be introduced to movement techniques and interactions with costumes and each other.
Workshops AGES 18+
WHEN:

Wed 8th, Wed 15th / 8pm - 9pm
WHERE:
Circus Factory, Centre Park Road
HOW TO JOIN IN:


PRODUCERS SYMPOSIUM
Following on from the 'Streets Ahead' Professional Development Programme, run by the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) and Cork City Arts Office, this 2 session symposium will address the issue of Producers for Circus and Street Arts.

Panelists include Cork City Arts Dept Siobhán Clancy, Head of UCC Arts Management Course Dr. Maire Kelly, Associate Artist Loosysmokes, and International Festival Producer Bill Gee.

Suitable for practitioners of street arts, producers from other disciplines, and students studying arts management.
AGES 18+
WHEN:
Thursday 16th & 23rd September / 10am - 11.30am
WHERE:
Online via Zoom
HOW TO JOIN
:
CULTURE NIGHT PITCH'D STREET DISCO
Join the outdoor party as Circus Factory brings you the colour, fun and excitement of Circus and Street Arts for an evening of pop up Circus acts under the celebratory skies of Culture Night Cork. Featuring pop-up performances from Tumble Circus' "Cycle Circus" and Tom Campbell's "Rubbish Performance" and surprise performances from Circus Factory members.

WHEN:
Friday 17th September, 6pm - 10pm
WHERE:
Coal Quay and North Main Street
HOW TO JOIN IN: ALL AGES
Admission is free, no registration is required. Social Distancing measures will be in place.
Make sure to check out the Culture Night Cork programme for pop up circus acts programmed by Circus Factory at Fitzgerald Park and supported by Culture Night Cork and Cork City Arts Office.

You see their full programme here www.culturenightcork.ie
LOOKING FOR MORE CIRCUS
FOR CULTURE NIGHT?
CIRCUS AND STREET ARTS TREASURE TRAIL
A day of for all the family of walkabout and pop up circus acts in secret locations across Cork City. Register online and receive the circus and streets arts treasure map to reveal the locations of the outdoor performances. Featuring pop up performances from Tumble Circus and Grant Goldie - this will be a treasure trail with a difference!

WHEN:
Saturday 18th September / 1pm - 5pm
WHERE:
Various Locations Across Cork City


HOW TO JOIN:
All AGES



CREATIVE AERIAL PRACTICE
WITH AISLING NÍ CHEALLAIGH AND BRENDA LONG
This creative lab aims to give aerial students the tools to build an aerial act and create their own original choreography. All levels and aerial apparatus's are welcome. Please either bring your own apparatus or inform the circus factory before hand of which apparatus you will need for the workshop.
AGES 18+
WHEN

Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th September / 2.30pm - 5.30pm
WHERE
Circus Factory, Centre Park Road
HOW TO JOIN IN:
Kindly supported by Arts Council Agility Fund / Brenda Long

(UN) HOLY BLOOD BY LIDIJA SOLA
Lirio is an unofficial saint. When blood springs from the spot she was dismembered and killed, a temple is built and she becomes a symbol of female suffering and perseverance. But what happens when her temple is bulldozed? Inspired by Jodorowsky's Santa Sangre, (Un)Holy Blood is an alternate reality where Lirio is given a voice, a temple and her arms back. Fusing circus and theatre, this show sanctifies the female experience and professes it's plight through visual projections, movement and soundscapes.
AGES 18+
WHEN
Friday 24th, Saturday 25th September / 9pm - 9.45pm
WHERE
Circus Factory, Centre Park Road
HOW TO JOIN:
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PURE DAYCENT RHYMES STREET PARTY
We are bringing this year's festival to a beat hopping finish with a street party at Red Abbey Square. Rap artist and producer Garry McCarthy from GMC beats will be putting smooth rhythms to our 'Pure Daycent Chats' with performances from storytellers, Paddy Doyle, Noelle Ní Riagain and some surprise guests. Pop up performances from Gracie May Marshall and her award winning show Fling, Tom Campbell will be presenting new work in development - 'Pregnant Men' . And we are delighted to host this year's NEST (New Emerging Street Theatre) artist Baubo Company. Selected by Spraoi Festival and supported by the Arts Council who will present their new, exciting, and exceptionally grotesque work 'THE CABINET OF CURATROCITIES.
WHEN
Sunday 26th September / 1 - 4pm
WHERE
Red Abbey Square, Douglas Street.
HOW TO JOIN: ALL AGES
Free Admission - Social Distancing measures will in effect.

FESTIVAL ARTISTS
Paddy Doyle

Catch Paddy at:

Pure Daycent Chats / Douglas Street
- 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 12th September
Paddy Doyle Is a writer/poet/archaeologist, so everything within the realms of literature and culture floats his boat. Tell him stories, show him nature and sunsets, sing him songs, and there you have the earth in all its beauty and blessedness.

For a man who's greatest achievement was to witness his son being born, Paddy knows where a true man's heart lay's.
Noelle Ní Riagáin

Catch Noelle at:

Pure Daycent Chats / Douglas Street
- 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 12th September
Noelle Ní Riagáin is trained in Physical theatre and Theatrical Clown. Noelle performs and collaborates with people across many different art forms, and in her own words "I Love it ????". She is a lover of mythology, folklore and people's personal stories. She was raised in what was a traditional Irish family, farming and mass on Sunday. Noelle knows deep down the importance of 'putting the kettle on' and having a chat.
Tom Campbell
Tom Campbell is a Scottish born, Cork based, multi-disciplinary artist, who studied sculpture, but is largely self-taught. His visual art focuses on expressive drawing in which he works prolifically. His exhibition of 1,000 Drawings is testament to that. He paints and has a passion for papier mache sculpture, with animals often being the theme.

Tom enjoys the aspect of sharing his skills and working in groups, he has worked with many community groups. A large focus in his community based work is 'The Dog Project', which has been run three times with the aim being to create 100 papier mache dogs and involve anyone who wished to collaborate.

Tom's other creative outlets are music and performance, singing, playing the ukulele, guitar and harmonica he writes songs and has aspirations to record an album. In performance Tom is especially interested in clown, and mask work, and has a few solid circus skills including unicycle, juggling and walking on hands he has done a few one-man shows introducing various ridiculous characters, humour is a big part of Tom's life and art.

https://tomcampbellart.com
Tumble Circus
Tumble Circus is based in Belfast and is normally run from caravans, hotel rooms and a Ford Transit van. The company has toured extensively throughout Ireland, Europe and worldwide.

Founded in 1998 by Ken Fanning and Tina Segner, Tumble Circus is a pioneering, professional circus company creating extraordinary, Belfast inspired, circus. We combine circus skills, comedy and social commentary to make people laugh, react and act.

Ireland's first and only non-traditional big top touring circus, we also have a 20-year history of innovation in outdoor performance. Our work is high skill and all human, pushing the boundaries of possibility, and is accessible to all. With an extensive track-record and national and international reputation we are known for creating award winning work. We've collected huge praise and great reviews throughout Ireland, Britain, Europe and Australia, at festivals including Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe, Avignon, Adelaide Fringe, Belfast International Arts Festival, Galway International Arts Festival, and Longford Dog Show!

Our vision of the world is one filled with joy and laughter, where people are inspired to push the boundaries of their own limits and follow their dreams.

https://www.tumblecircus.com
Grant Goldie
After years of traveling the world and winning awards, Grant has put wheels on his freight crates and brings a new show to the streets of the isle of Ireland: Quality Seconds is a collection of quirky and technical object manipulation, juggling, and late night thoughts. A non verbal compilation of comedy and wow.

"I have been juggling for 25 years and performing for 19 of them. I like to juggle every day, eat Broccoli, and take only 1 hour at a screen, or I get a bit depressed.

I tour Internationally performing in Circuses, Cabarets and Street Theatre Festivals. I have won many awards, from Best Hair Cut to Golden Hat and Peoples Choice. In 2016 at Perth (Australia) International Fringe Festival I won 'Best Circus' for my first full length indoor show. I am mostly a non-verbal performer, which has enabled me to perform in over 30 countries, on 4 of the Continents.

Sometimes the works I produce are non-verbal and highly skilled, with elements of clowning and interactiveness, at other times they are silly and funny"

https://grantgoldie.com

Slí Danu
Part of Cork City Arts Office Culture Night and programmed by Circus Factory.
Visit the Culture Night full programme here
www.culturenightcork.ie


Slí Danu brings you the wily talents of Mossy Brook, Eimear Ní Mhaoldomnaigh and Kate O Shea. This rousing new collective are passionate about sharing the untold tales of the women of Éire, through the mediums of song, story and dance. Known for their captivating performances, each member brings different multidisciplinary practises to invoke other worldly experiences.

https://www.instagram.com/slidanu
Will Flanagan as Monsiuer Gusto
Part of Cork City Arts Office Culture Night and programmed by Circus Factory.
Visit the Culture Night full programme here
www.culturenightcork.ie
Aisling Ní Cheallaigh
Aisling is an Irish Aerialist and circus performer based in Sligo. She delights in flight and movement, specialising in aerial hoop and straps. She is one half of the award winning show 'How to Square A Circle' and performs regularly with Limerick based Fidget Feet Aerial Dance.

Before the outbreak of Covid19, she performed all over the world at festivals and events such as the Complement Cirque (Montreal), Chinese New Year Night Parade (Hong Kong) Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival (Scotland) and The Islamic Solidarity Games (Azerbaijan).\

http://aislingcircusarts.com

Lidija Sola
Lidija Sola is a contemporary circus artist and producer from Croatia, and based in Cork since 2019. Her artistic practice is based on the techniques and aesthetics of contemporary circus, experimental theatre, and extreme performance.

In 2012 she joined Triko Cirkus Teatar, where she taught aerial acrobatics and performed in contemporary circus plays: "Kaleidoscope", "Snjezna Kraljica" and "Skupljacice tame". From 2016 – 2018 she was performer and coordinator for the Croatian team at the largest African street festival in Nigeria – Calabar Carnival. In 2017, she co-founded the circus and performing arts development association– Tricycle Trauma, an experimental circus collective connected to independent, underground, and subversive art forms building the aesthetics of dark circus. As a part of the collective, she produced a considerable number of collaborative plays, performances, independent events, and hybrid-performing programmes across Croatia.

Some of the significant projects she has been working on are: contemporary circus play "Mala nocna mora", project "Night of the Dark Circus" which gathers musicians and artists from alternative scene and collaborations with DB Indos House of extreme musical theatre, F:I:L:M:S:K:A:T:E:K:A" and "Formed in a Stance". After moving to Ireland in 2019 she joined Circus Factory as a member and continued to create her artistic work in Cork.

(Un)Holy Blood Credits:
Director and performer: Lidija Sola
Dramaturg / narrative director: Sadhbh Moriarty
Sound and visual designer: Neil Feely
Film director: Shaun O'Connor
Light designer: Ronan O'Shea
Movement mentor: Maria Sinnecker
Costume design: Valentina Gambardella
Set design: Gregorz Pietrslawoski
Voice actors: Linda Cullen, Katie O'Neill, Noelle O´Regan
Production: Tricycle Trauma collective

Developing part of this show was kindly supported by Art Council, Cork City Council and Circus Factory Cork

www.facebook.com/ tricycletrauma
Garry McCarthy / GMC Beats
Garry McCarthy will be the rhyme behind our lines as he interprets our Pure Daycent Chats collections of Stories to lyrical rap format to be performed at the Pure Daycent Rhymes Street Party by storytellers, Paddy Doyle, Noelle Ní Riagáin and surprise guests.

Garry McCarthy (GMC), director of GMCBeats, has been recording music at home since the age of 12 and since 2009, has been delivering workshops designed to encourage, inspire and empower young people nationwide. In the meantime, producing his own albums along with working with other artists and commercial clients, bringing his experience into his workshop practice.

https://gmcbeats.com
Baubo Theatre
We are delighted to host this year's NEST (New Emerging Street Theatre) artist Baubo Company. Selected by Spraoi Festival and supported by the Arts Council they will present their new, exciting, and exceptionally grotesque work "THE CABINET OF CURATROCITIES"

Baubo is a new theatre collective committed to creating high-octane physical theatre strongly rooted in visual design and traditions of clown and buffoon. It was co-founded in 2019 by Liza Cox and Alex Herring and producer Elissavet Chatzinota.
Gracie May Marshall / Fling
Fling is a playful and emotionally charged duet between a hula hooper Gracie May Marshall and acrobat Antonio Arbues. Fling is all about personal space and the art of being together.

Taking techniques from hula hoops, acrobatics, hoop diving and juggling and using a common language of movement, Fling explores the two different meanings of this word, first in the literal sense of to fling and throw our hoops and bodies in all the various ways possible and secondly 'a short period of enjoyment or wild behaviour'

Fling shows the relationship between two different people from different worlds and how they interact with each other, taking the viewer through moments of frustration and peace, and trying to find coexistence.

Original Idea: Cristian Fierro and Gracie May Marshall
Cast: Gracie May Marshall & Antonio Arbues
With the outside eyes of: Miguel Munoz Segura, Raphael Perrenoud
Goos Meesewn & Helena Bitterncourt & The Artistic coaching of Jean Gaudin.
Lights Design: Mateo Martinez.
Costume Design: Libby Halliday

FESTIVAL TEAM
Pitch'd Circus and Street Arts Festival is presented to you by Circus Factory, a training and education centre for Circus Arts in Cork City. Circus Factory aims to elevate Circus and Street Arts through innovation and creativity and offers a diverse programme of artistic, training and education opportunities throughout the year.

Find out more about Circus Factory
www.circusfactorycork.com
Cormac Mohally
Artistic Director / Producer
Louisa Sloan
Production AD / Festival IT Manager
Jesse Halloway
Building & Digital Resource Manager
Deirdre Ní Mheachair
Communications and Social Media Coordinator
Infco
Graphic Design & Consultancy
Read more about Infco here
Goldiefish Events
Site Management and Event Planning
Read more about Goldfish here

VOLUNTEER WITH PITCH'D
We are on the hunt for eager volunteers who like to be on the street and in on the action. You will be helping the festival events run smoothly, interacting with the public and making sure everyone is having a great time. Sounds like a plan? Then check out the volunteer link below and we look forward to hearing from you.
Circus Factory, Centre Park House
Centre Park Road
, Cork, Ireland
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