STREET THEATRE DRUMMERS TO ADD SPARK! TO HALLOWE’EN CELEBRTIONS
Spark! – is an energetic street performance featuring high impact drumming, dynamic choreography and beautiful lighting designs is set to perform in Derry’s Waterloo Place as part of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Hallowe’en celebrations from 28-31 October.
The festival organisers are really excited about the arrival of Spark! and believe local audiences will enjoy their energy, colour and vibrancy and believe the performance will add a new and exciting dimension to this year’s celebrations.
Jacqueline Whoriskey, Festival and Events Manager with Derry City and Strabane District Council says Spark! is a not to be missed event for those wanting to be part of the celebrations.
“We are delighted to have this amazing street theatre act secured for this year’s festival.
“They are truly unique in that it combines static set-pieces and a lot of audience interaction using light, colour, sound, smoke and movement.
“We are confident that the show will really animate the city centre and create an exciting and carnival atmosphere.”
Alice Boynes from World Beaters Music who manage Spark! said:
“We are so excited to be doing our first public performance of Spark! in N.Ireland, especially in Derry – which is such a capital of culture.
“When we have been with other shows in the past we have always found the audience to be the warmest of anywhere!”
Spark! are set to perform in Waterloo Place on October 29 and 30 at 5pm; 6.30pm and 8pm and on October 31 at 5pm and will also be part of the Carnival parade.
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Other key highlights of this year’s Halloween celebrations is the return of the prehistoric river creatures – the Saurus, who make a welcome return to Derry and Strabane for the Out of this World programme of events.
These powerful street walkabout creatures created quite a buzz in Derry’s city centre last year with their explosive fire performances and distinctive roar that could be heard across the city and beyond.
The festival organisers are delighted to include them as part of the extensive events programme that is being organised to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Halloween celebrations.
Saurus will perform in Derry’s Waterloo Place on 30 October at 3.30 pm; 5.45pm and 7.15pm with a performance at 4.00pm on 31 October, as well as participation in the Carnival parade.
The Saurus characters will take their unique performance to Strabane on the afternoon of Saturday 29 October at 2pm, 4pm & 6.30pm from Alley Theatre.
Sharon Meenan, events officer with Derry City and Strabane District Council says the Saurus characters made a huge impact on festival goers last year and there was a real appetite for them to return this year.
“The feedback we received from this show last year was phenomenal. Everyone really loved it and it was one of the main talking points of the festival.
“We are delighted that they are coming back and really pleased the people of Strabane will get to experience these mythical characters and their live animal sounds in what promises to be an impressive moving street spectacle for everyone to enjoy.”
For more info on events in Derry City and Strabane District for Halloween visit our website atwww.derrystrabane.com/halloween or follow us on Facebook – HalloweenDerryStrabane