Learn to wirewalk with us. We’re looking for 5 people ages (ages 18+) to join our team of wire walkers to take part in the LifeLine highwire spectacle in Galway City 16th of July.
What is LifeLine?
LifeLine is a public wirewalking event that will feature a cast of 150 people from all walks of life performing Europe’s largest highwire spectacle over the River Corrib and Claddagh Basin in the heart of Galway City. The event will take place on 16 of July and will include performances by community participants, professional artists and a European Youth Ensemble.
What will you do if you take part?
You will either learn to wirewalk or hone your wirewalking skills in a series of workshops to prepare to cross the Claddagh Basin in Galway City on the wire. You will then perform an individual walk across the Claddagh Basin during the LifeLine highwire spectacle on 16th of July, 2022.
Do you need experience?
No! This opportunity is suitable for both practicing wire walkers and complete beginners. Full training in technique and safety will be covered over the 5 days.
Cork Training Dates
Sunday May 15th / 10am – 5pm
Monday May 16th / 10am – 5pm
Tuesday May 17th / 10am – 5pm
Wednesday May 18th / 10am – 5pm
Thursday Many 19th / 10am – 5pm
Marina Market, Centre Park Road
Performance Dates in Galway
15th July – Rehearsal Day. – Galway
16th July – Highwire Spectacle – Galway
The training days are free however you will need to cover and arrange your travel, accommodation and meals in Galway for the rehearsal and performance.
How to apply
You can apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a short paragraph about yourself and why you would like to take part in the spectacle. Please also let us know if you can commit to the the full 5 days training in Cork and the rehearsal + performance days in Galway.
Deadline to apply:
Please submit your interest by Thursday 5th May and we will let all applicants know by the Friday 6th May.
About LifeLine – National Participation Programme
LifeLine is produced and presented by Galway Community Circus and is funded by an Open Call award from Arts Council Ireland. Other funders, partners and contributors include Creative Europe, Erasmus+, Galway City Council, the European Centre of Funambulism, Circus Factory Cork, Cloughjordan Circus Club, Dublin Circus Project, Galway County Council Arts Office, Cork County Council Arts Office, Tipperary County Council Arts Office and Dublin City Arts Office.