Worth the Weight!

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

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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.

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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.

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“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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