Huge crowds bounce into city for boing! festival
An innovative and creative performance festival, with artists from across Europe, drew big crowds to Canterbury over the weekend.
Family event boing! was held at the University of Kent campus and organised by the Gulbenkian.
It has been awarded European Festival status, making it one of the leading international events of its kind.
Audiences have grown from 2,500 in 2014 to an estimated 12,000 at the weekend, who were treated to a packed two-day programme of more than 70 per- formances, many circus-based, both indoor and outside as well as films and workshops. It also engaged crowds in the city centre with street performance from companies including Urban Playground and Protein Dance.
A big attraction for children was the hairy “Beastie” who was seen wandering around the city.
The festival is funded by the funded by Arts Council England, University of Kent and Kent County Council.
It features companies from The Netherlands, Finland, Spain, France, Norway, Portugal, Italy, Belgium and Austria.
One of the gravity-defying acts