Next weekend (12th, 13th and 14th July) sees the 2013 Street Performance World Championships descend upon Dublin's Merrion Square. Quite simply it is a great day out, and it's free! Starting at 12noon on Friday it continues over the whole weekend with several repetitions of acts. For a full timetable see here http://www.spwc.ie/sites/default/files/Dublin_Timetable_2013.pdf
With a fairground roundabout, food areas, a buskers stage, a kid's court and a 'layabout area' as well as all the acts that are going on, it is a well organised event and weather permitting, a great day for all.
There are 16 act that will be competing over the weekend from the UK, Europe, the US and Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan;
Nigel Blackstorm- a heavy metal magician!
Lords of Strut- leotard wearing eejits
Red Trouser Show- acrobatic knife and fire juggling
Rubberband Boy-facial contortions and straitjacket escape
Senmaru- a Japanese acrobat tea-pourer?
The Chairmen- something clever with white plastic chairs?!
The Doogans- a juggling duo
Zap Circus- Fire, acrobatics, circus and comedy
Alakazam- contortionist with feats of danger
Ernest the Magnifico- the name says it all, a moustachioed dangerous stuntman
Cirque No Problem- last years winners, with acrobatics, clowning, juggling and balancing
B-Xtreme- a cool hip-hop break dance troupe
Rob Torres- a silent miming comedian
Bellatrix- beat boxing world championship
Miss Behave- a sexy sword swallower
Pancho Libre- a high flying stunt man.
All these details and more are on www.spwc.ie