STREET ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE TRIATHLON
The festival kicks off at 12pm on Saturday 8 June with the energetic and spectacular Swank Street Theatre featuring walk-about characters. To coincide with the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds, the Carriageworks Theatre has created an exciting free outdoor arts festival to entertain spectators over the weekend of races. Leeds in Motion on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2019 will feature theatre, dance and circus-inspired events and lots of surprises in the streets around Leeds city centre in-between and after the races throughout the AJ Bell World Triathlon.
Highlights across the weekend include: street performers, physical theatre, live music, circus performers and stilt walkers on bicycles.
At pop up locations on Briggate, the Headrow, Park Row and around Millennium Square, 80s PE teachers, Mr Stretch and Mr Armstrong, Sports Guides, a penny farthing racer and the Natural Theatre Company add to the fun.
Static Shows on Victoria Gardens, City Square and Dortmund Square include American Street Circus star George Orange’s hit show “Man on the Moon”.
Leeds Samba will be bringing the sights and sounds of UK-Brazilian samba, the Punjabi Roots Academy a fusion of Indian Dohl drummers and English Brass music, and King Brasstards New Orleans Street Band.
The festival is FREE to attend and takes place from Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 June 2019.