SEACHANGE ARTS CELEBRATE CIRCUS ANNIVERSARY IN FIRST ‘MONTHLY DO’
THE MONTHLY DO
FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2018, 4-11pm
THE DRILL HOUSE, YORK ROAD, GREAT YARMOUTH
SeaChange Arts launch The Monthly Do, a regular monthly event at the Drill House this week (Friday 23 February) with a circus celebration.
The Monthly Do is designed to be a social event, providing a regular opportunity in the Drill House programme for audiences to enjoy free workshops, performance and other activities.
The first event takes circus as a theme, in this the 250th year since Philip Astley held the first modern circus in London. Great Yarmouth and Norwich are one of six locations around the country set to mark the celebrations with numerous events and activities in national celebrations under the banner of ‘Circus 250.’
“We want the Monthly Do to be a fun Friday evening out for family and friends,” says Veronica Stephens of SeaChange Arts. “A chance to do something different or enjoy something new. It’s a platform for a lot of local and visiting artists and performers to show off their work. Plus we’ll have bar, music and a different pop-up food offering each month.”
The afternoon kicks off at 4pm with aerial circus workshops. Performer, producer and one of SeaChange’s circus tutors, Daisy Black is joined by Ellis Mae, a former student of their circus school, Drillaz, to lead adults and children through a taster session in some aerial disciplines.
For those with less of a head-for-heights, local artist and filmmaker, Matthew Harrison hosts an animation workshop where you’ll be able to create celebratory circus cartoons.
Food comes courtesy of the Norfolk Sausage Company with a special arctic Bar-B-Q to ward of the February cold.
There’ll be a chance to see the classic tale of the circus elephant who could fly, with a special screening of the 1941 classic, Dumbo.
Then Daisy Black and Ellis Mae are joined by the delightful Hikapee Theatre, an aerial circus company specialising in family theatre, for a short aerial cabaret.
The evening continues for grown-ups with DJ Miss Skavoovie, spinning some vintage vinyl and inviting the audience to take on a guest DJ slot in ‘Spin Out’ where you get to dust off your old vinyl and spin your favourite tunes in the DJ booth.
The Monthly Do takes place on Friday 23 February, from 4pm at the Drill House. Admission is free and further information can be found at www.seachangearts.org.uk