An acrobat - The Lost Carnival

South Cheshire families are being entertained at the “The Lost Carnival” in Crewe’s Queens Park this Bank Holiday weekend.

The event is described by the organisers as an ‘outdoor theatrical circus adventure’.

It sees two rival carnival families – the Birds and Ingénues – fight for supremacy in The Battle of the Carnivals.

The Lost Carnival’ includes musicians, aerial performers, a trampoline acrobat, jugglers, a bicycle pianist and more.

The event also features a ‘Charleston Dance Off’ competition in association with the Axis Arts Centre, based at Manchester Metropolitan University (Cheshire Campus).

Audience members are invited to learn a swing and jive routine in preparation for the Birds versus Ingénues dance finale.

The event is organised by Wild Rumpus,  a Community Interest Company, based in Cheshire, who organise large scale family arts events in wild natural landscapes.

An aerialist - The Lost Carnival

Sarah Bird, director of Wild Rumpus and producer of The Lost Carnival, said: “We are so thrilled that the amazing audiences from Crewe and much further afield are joining us in the beautiful setting of Queen’s Park for The Lost Carnival 2016.

“Families have dressed up, encountered charismatic characters from The Bird and Ingenue Carnivals, witnessed spell-binding performance and incredible music, danced, sang, hula hooped and had a magical adventure.”

The Lost Carnival is funded by Arts Council England, Cheshire East Council and Crewe Town Council.

Tickets are available online a day in advance or on the gate on Bank Holiday Monday (May 30) – £12 adults, under 3s go free.

Look out for more family adventures from Wild Rumpus at La Lune (Barnaby Festival 18 – 25 June) and Just So Festival (19– 21 August)

(All pictures by Jonathan White)

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