CirComics was a huge success, with two spectacular performances by our young people and a packed theatre full of lovely supportive audience members. We are so happy and proud!
We couldn't have done it without the support from the Arts Council Ireland Young Ensemble scheme, and all the hard work by our amazing team of crew and volunteers.
A huge thank you to the tutors from Galway Community Circus and Fidget Feet Aerial Dance; Suzon, Lee, Kat and Aisling, our dramaturge Lali, music director Jym, counter weightier Naomhan, and Niamh and her backstage team. Special thankyou to Tara, Susanna, Birgit, Betty and other volunteers for the massive amount of work that went into creating the beautiful costumes, Michelle and her team for the striking make-up, Lauren and her team for the funky hair, to the CE scheme at St Joseph’s for making our props and to our brilliant foyer team who organised the fundraising and met everyone with a smile as they entered the Black Box.
A big thank you to Kenny & Julia from Wonderfullife Productions and Darachphotography, Karl and Baja for documenting the weekend and to the Mayor of Galway City Frank Fahy and Galway City Arts Officer James Harrold for their welcome words. And of course, a ginormous thank you and love to the fantastic GCC admin team, Gwen, Julie, Becca and Robert for all their hard work.
Thank you to all the businesses who sponsored our raffle; Bádóirí an Cladaig, Roisin Dubh, Rouge Restaurant, Baboro International Arts Festival for Children, TGO Falafel Bar, Galway City Karting, The Chili Shack, Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Juggle.ie, Stepping Up Dance Arts, The Secret Garden Galway, Dungeons and Donuts Galway and to Galway City Council and RTE Supporting the Arts for their support with the project.
A humongous thank you goes to all the parents and guardians for all their support and help. A big massive thanks and well done to all the performers for being the most amazing group of young people to work with. You are everything that circus is at its best; passionate, artistic, skilful, fun, generous, open-minded and supportive of each other. We are so proud of each and every one of you.