Roll up for cir­cus fun in Rich­mond

The Leader (Tasman) - - FRONT PAGE -

Cir­cus fun is on the cards in cen­tral Rich­mond this month in­clud­ing a free screen­ing of the mu­si­cal film The Great­est Show­man.

The movie, to be shown at Sun­dial Square, is the cen­tre­piece of Take Two, a free com­mu­nity event or­gan­ised by Tas­man District Coun­cil and Rich­mond Un­lim­ited on May 12.

Coun­cil com­mu­nity part­ner­ships of­fi­cer Lani Evans said Take Two would bring all the fun of the cir­cus in­clud­ing ac­ro­bat­ics, stilt walk­ers, jug­glers and a magic show – as well as work­shops for peo­ple to try out some of the skills on display. Rich­mond eater­ies would have food avail­able to buy.

‘‘It’s go­ing to be a huge amount of fun and we’re very ex­cited to be able to screen The Great­est Show­man,‘‘ Evans said. ‘‘Take Two is a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the coun­cil and Rich­mond Un­lim­ited to bring the com­mu­nity to­gether and sup­port Queen St busi­nesses. Bring your deckchair and rug up for a night of magic un­der the stars.’’

Queen St has been un­der­go­ing a mul­ti­mil­lion­dol­lar up­grade be­low and above ground since Fe­bru­ary 7, 2017.

Take Two fol­lows The First Taste fes­ti­val in Oc­to­ber, to cel­e­brate the com­ple­tion of part of the up­grade.

Rich­mond Un­lim­ited events and mar­ket­ing co-or­di­na­tor Char­lotte Bid­lake said Take Two was a great op­por­tu­nity to max­imise the po­ten­tial of Sun­dial Square and the new Queen St lay­out. ‘‘The seam­less foot­path lends it­self so well to fes­ti­vals and events,’’ Bid­lake said.

‘‘Cir­cus is such a fun theme, too, and will pro­vide warm fuzzies for all ages.’’

* Take Two from 4.30pm7.30pm on Satur­day, May 12. Rain day: Sun­day, May 13. The Great­est Show­man is due to start at 6pm. Free.

Ac­tor Hugh Jack­man stars in The Great­est Show­man, which is due to be screened dur­ing a free com­mu­nity event on May 12.

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