DIT students at the heart of Dublin Circus Festival 2013

Members of DIT Circus and Juggling Society, Alex Leviere (Engineering), Neil Kenny (Computer Science), Helene Duffy (Event Management), Rebecca Branigan (Journalism) Gillian Hoare (Business) and Catherine O Toole (Photography)


19 March 2013:  The Dublin Circus Festival 2013, is a three day event taking place from 22 – 24 March.

Organized by members of the DIT Circus and Juggling society, the Trinity Juggling Society, and students from NCAD and IADT, the Dublin Circus aims to bring everyone who enjoys circus and juggling to a great festival in the heart of the capital city.  It is an event for every circus enthusiast in Ireland and Europe, packed full of fun, learning and amazing circus and juggling performers. This year is also the 10th anniversary of the founding of the DIT Circus and Juggling Society, and there will be a reunion of all the former chairpersons of the society to celebrate how much the society has grown.

The festival starts in Temple Bar, with a show to raise funds for charity.  At 9 pm there will be a free Fire show with amazing performances by skilled professionals lighting up the night.

Saturday will be a day of learning and practice with workshops all day, for beginners and more advanced levels, in everything from hooping, 3-ball juggling and balloon modelling!  The Circus Gala Show, with circus performers from all over Europe and Ireland, takes place in Smock Alley at 9pm – acts include:

  • The Paperdolls - aerial hoop
  • Su nami - contact ball
  • Kidding ensemble - clowning
  • Riky - rings
  • Emil Dahl - balls
  • Haavard - clubs
  • Etienne - diablo
  • jess o conner - aerial

The festival continues into Sunday, with more workshops and a circus and juggling inter-varsity games where colleges from all over the UK and Ireland will compete to win the place of the best juggling society with the most skills.  The weekend ends with a variety of games for everyone, such as unicycle basketball, Juggling obstacle course and many more, where fantastic prizes are to be expected.

The whole event will be a weekend full of fun, learning and meeting new people where anything can happen – you may even discover a new hobby in circus!   A weekend Festival Pass will cost €20 for students/€25 for adults, or you can just buy a ticket for the Gala Show for €10.  All tickets available in Larkin Hall, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1. 

Full details on all Festival events at http://dublincircusfestival.com/?page_id=17

Photo: Alex Leviere studing Enginering in Bolton street and Neil Kenny studying Computer science in Kevin st

Helene Duffy, Event Management Cathal Brugha

Rebecca Branigan - Journalism 

Gillian Hoare - Business studies 

Catherine O Toole - Photography in Temple Bar

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