Visitorsto Derby’s Cathedral Quarter will be treated to a day of uni-cycling,acrobatics, contortionism and comedy as part of the monthly CQ Saturdays StreetCircus event on Saturday July 11.
Freshfrom his appearance at Déda in Chapel Street on Friday July 10 as part of theDerby Comedy Festival, The Tom Show, presented by Tom Belmont, will entertainthe crowds and compere the day at the Waterfall stage in the Market Place.
CQSaturdays Street Circus is held on the second Saturday of every month to whetthe appetite for this September’s Derby Festé.
Otheracts in the exciting line up between 11am and 4pm will be Allestree acrobat andCharlie Chaplin impressionist Frank Terry as well as members of the 1623Theatre who will perform a range of unique street theatre with a Shakespearianflavour.
CQSaturdays Street Circus is produced by the Cathedral Quarter BusinessImprovement District (BID) and outdoor performance specialists Déda Producing.
StephenMunn is Director of Déda Producing, which is part of regional dance house Dédain Chapel Street, and is the artistic lead of Derby Festé.
Heexplained: “There will be a distinctly comedic theme to CQ Saturdays StreetCircus this month to bring the delights of Derby Comedy Festival onto thestreets of the Cathedral Quarter.
“Themonthly events are very well received by both visitors and businesses alike andbring a vibrancy to the streets and whet the public’s appetite for Derby Festéthis September.
“Weare particularly delighted that The Tom Show will be part of the line-up. Tom will be performing at the Déda Theatrethe evening before and is also a fantastic street performer – appearing regularlyin Covent Garden as well as on stage throughout the UK.”
MartinLangsdale, chair of the Cathedral Quarter Management Group, which drivesforward activities under the area’s Business Improvement District status,explained: “We are fortunate to have a number of high quality artsorganisations within the Cathedral Quarter including Déda who do a brilliantjob to bring the CQ Saturdays Street Circus entertainment to the area everymonth.
“Asa BID we are working hard to bring together a wide range of partnerorganisations to give visitors different reasons to come to the CathedralQuarter – whatever their interests – andthen explore the area and visit the businesses here.”
Thefree CQ Saturdays Street Circus events join an already busy monthly programme ofevents and entertainment in the area. Information about all the events in theCathedral Quarter are available at www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk;on Twitter @DerbyCQ and Facebook CathedralQuarterDerby
Ticketsfor The Tom Show as part of Derby Comedy Festival are available online at www.deda.uk.com