Over 200 people headed to Highbridge’s Morland Community Hub on Sunday (3rd October) for an afternoon of circus performances, music and comedy.

Members of ‘Pirates of the Caribina’ joined local performers, artists and the local community in putting on the unique show, organised by regional arts group Seed.

The family-friendly circus show, called ‘Pirate Taxi’, centred around a traditional London taxi, with original live music, humour, and aerial performances. It weaved in themes of journeying, displacement and migrations of birds.

Through a series of workshops, local theatre-maker Selina Keedwell and Pirates of the Carabina’s Shaena Brandel also worked with members of the local community to create a new theatre piece based on tales of travel. Participants learned new theatre skills and Shaena put them through their paces as they learned exciting new circus skills, which were demonstrated on Sunday.

Theatre maker Selina Keedwell said: “It has been a privilege to work with members of the community from all generations. The stories shared have been funny, moving and inspiring; capturing journeys from the Wye Valley to Mount Everest!”

“Participants explored aerial circus, verbatim, set design and much more. Every person involved brought something new to the project and it was great to celebrate the towns’ creativity at the Morland Hub.”

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