Worth the Weight!

Over three thousand people came to see the fantastic Weighting performances in Dulwich Park last weekend.


Delighting in the weekend’s beautiful sunshine, families enjoyed the free outdoor show that featured incredible aerial acrobatics, music, dance and theatre performance in a family fun atmosphere. Performers took to the skies for three fantastic performances on Saturday 9 May and Sunday 10 May on a 12m x 12m rig that transformed the set from bridge to staircase, swinging and lifting the cast high into the air.


The innovative show was produced by Extraordinary Bodies, the UK’s first integrated circus company showcasing disabled and non-disabled performers. Last weekend’s performances were funded by Southwark Council and supported using funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and The Clore Duffield Foundation.

The show was a joyful exploration of journeys, risk-taking and transformation. Weighting brought many people from across the community together both as participants and audience members.


“This was such an exciting, joyous and extraordinary theatrical circus event and I am delighted we were able to share it with people in Southwark and across London in our beautiful Dulwich Park. I’m sure all the families that attended had a fun day out to remember. I want to say a big thank you to everyone involved – all the performers, community groups, volunteers, traders and our events team that helped make the shows a success.” (Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle, cabinet member for adult care, arts and culture).

Did you go to see the event? Leave comments below…

To see more incredible pictures from the performance, check out www.southwark.gov.uk/weightinggallery

Southwark has a lot more up its sleeve for a fantastic summer. For more information, please visit www.southwark.gov.uk/southwarkpresents and follow us on twitter @southwarkevents

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