17/06/13 The Trinity Theatre's Big Top - Circus setting for the summer

This summer Trinity Theatre is hosting a uniquely dynamic and fun filled extravaganza - Trinity Big Top. There will be a huge circus big top in Trinity Theatre's Garden where people will find a wonderful variety of entertainment to suit the whole family. There will be a wealth of performances throughout the day and night, a selection of fun and inspiring and film lovers will be able to enjoy some the open air screenings. It promises to be a spectacular family celebration and a place for wonderful memories to be made!

The event is being held for one week from the 6-11th August. The children will be entertained by will two lively versions of the classics Alice in Wonderland and Wind in the Willows, performed by the popular Cats Grin theatre company. Adults can enjoy one of our celebrated Comedy Cafés, and there will also be a quick-fire poetry slam. Music lovers will find free performances showcasing some of the best local talent as well as other known bands from further afield. A selection of classic blockbusters will be shown on our big screen at our Bring a Cushion sessions with a choice of films and times to suit all ages.

There will be a varied programme of workshops to hone your craft or try something new, including film and photography, acting, craft-making and many musical things, even circus skills! In addition, on Sunday, there is also a vintage fair, a hilarious and inspiring catwalk show from Polyester Fiesta, not to mention the bouncy castle, face-painting, fire breather and living statues.

Foodies will be satisfied with the delicious food and all day bar provided courtesy of Trinity Café & Bar – offering scrumptious lunches, fun meals for kids, tasty snacks and refreshing drinks. It will also be your only chance to enjoy the ultimate alfresco experience with Breakfast at Trinity's in the garden complimented with free live music.

We are also very excited to be playing host to Bring The Happy, an ongoing nationwide project about memories of happiness. They are visiting Tunbridge Wells to collect our local memories; a first kiss on the common, a proposal at the High Rocks, a lost love from school and many more. During the week these memories will collated in the RVP but they will then be transformed into a spectacular life performance in the Trinity Big Top at the end of the week accompanied with music by the energizing band Hope and Social. It will be an interactive, intimate and moving evening and a wonderful way to celebrate the joy within Tunbridge Wells.

Trinity Big Top is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and with a grant from the John Lewis Music Matters Fund. Town & Country Foundation have been our Principle Partner in delivering the project with KMFM and Index Magazine providing invaluable media support. We would like to thank them all for this generous support without which this event would not be possible.

Workshop and performance tickets begin at £3. For a full programme of events please visit www.trinitybigtop.co.uk . Don't forget to tweet us @trinitybigtop and 'like us' on facebook. We can't wait to see you there!

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