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  • 14-Sep-2018 19:45 PM
  • Activate Performing Arts
  • 4 - 16 years
  • Free
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The opening event of Inside Out Dorset takes place on Poole Quay, combining breathtaking circus with magical storytelling, in a world-class sunset spectacular. Plus, during the day there's plenty for the whole family to take part in.

At 7.45, Cirque Rouages present the extraordinary …Sodade…, combining heart-stopping aerial acrobatics with live music and enchanting storytelling. ‘Every stormy evening, an old man, exiled for a long time, approaches the sea side. When the wind caresses his skin, he returns to his indelible memories. A daydream of sweet nostalgia, never to be forgotten, and the ill to continue to live whatever it takes. Around an endless cable, four moving bodies, in balance, like the coming and going waves of past times.’

During the day, experience Matthew Harrison's Actual Reality Arcade, a life-sized interactive game zone for all ages, inspired by classic arcade games. Pilot a spaceship across the galaxy and survive an onslaught of aliens in Defender, and run or shoot them down in the Space Invaders gallery. Once in the arcade, audiences can take on the challenge of 10 games using their mind, body and imagination to succeed. 

You can also try your hand at one of our Rock the Boat Street Guitars. Each installation is a reclaimed and upcycled wooden sailing dinghy, complete with a full-size acoustic guitar fixed inside, so you can entertain the crowds on Poole Quay with a tune or maybe even stumble across some undiscovered talent!

  • Circus, Art, Music

part of Inside Out Dorset, ...sodade... brings the internationally acclaimed Cirques Rouages to the stunning setting of Poole Quay. A free show suitable for all ages, it combines breathtaking circus with magical storytelling, in a world-class sunset spectacular. Plus, during the day you can enjoy further free entertainment across the quayside, with Matthew Harrison's Actual Reality Arcade, a life-size immersive video game installation. Or take to the stage and give busking a go with our Rock the Boat street guitars, nestled inside old rowing boats. A fun-filled day of performance and hands-on experiences for everyone.

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Venue details

  • Outside Thistle Hotel
  • Poole Quay
  • Poole
  • -
  • BH15 1HD

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