High time at SIRF

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - FRONT PAGE -

A bumper birth­day pro­gramme made sure there was never a dull mo­ment at Stock­ton River­side Fes­ti­val (SIRF) this year.

Cel­e­brat­ing its 30th birth­day, SIRF of­fered more than 100 acts and work­shops over a four-day stint.

The fes­ti­val kicked off on Thurs­day with Frameshift, a co-pro­duc­tion be­tween Aus­tralian and Korean per­for­mance groups.

The aerial show had plenty of dance and a spot of dig­i­tal in­ter­ac­tive tech­nol­ogy too.

High ropes, cir­cus skills and other pop-up per­for­mances were on the bill for Fri­day.

And more dar­ing stunts took place on the evening against the back­drop of a dark sky.

A pa­rade and birth­day party took pride of place on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

The pro­ces­sion - en­ti­tled FIZZ, BANG, POP! - fea­tured a stream of groups from around the area.

It was fol­lowed by a 30th birth­day cel­e­bra­tion at Stock­ton’s River­side.

Sun­day’s fi­nale was the ic­ing on the fes­ti­val’s birth­day cake.

A Fire Wire Spec­ta­cle cap­tured the crowd’s imag­i­na­tion high above Stock­ton’s Trin­ity Green.


A scene from the Fire Wire Spec­ta­cle at Trin­ity Green Stalker The­atre and Cre­ative Dandi Frameshift

There was plenty to en­ter­tain the crowd all week­end

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