Theatre performers were just one of the attractions for Jene and Elisha, 2, Hamahona at Midnight Circus. George Novak
by Sonya Bateson
27th May 2013
Fun, enchantment and creativity were everywhere at the Midnight Circus as stilt walkers, hoop dancers and a gypsy band entertained the crowds.
A spectrum of arts came together at Tauranga's Gallery 59 on Friday and Saturday, with the Midnight Circus exhibition opening on Friday night and a raft of children's workshops, performances and circus-themed attractions held on Saturday.
Local artists Lynette Fisher, Skye Carson-Wilson and Simone Anderson exhibited their work in the gallery while a marquee outside hosted stilt walkers, a gypsy jazz band, a spinning wheel of death and a knife thrower, a Punch and Judy-style show and trapeze lessons for children.
Miss Anderson said she and the other exhibitors wanted to make the show interactive to foster a love of the arts.
More workshops will be held in the coming weeks. Performers are invited to visit Gallery 59, put their hat down and earn some money