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Best of the Fest – a night of circus and cabaret!

24th November 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Best of the Fest – a night of Circus and Cabaret with artists from this year’s Glastonbury Festival!

Didn’t manage to get tickets? Got to Glasto but didn’t see a fraction of what you wanted? We’ve got you covered with an evening featuring some of the best acts to grace the stages of the circus fields at this years festival!

Expect comedy, knife-throwing, aeriel, music and high-jinks as Glastonbury Big Top compères Rebecca Mordan and Annabelle Holland regale you with a combo of their personal favourite acts that smashed it at Glasto, and exciting new talent from across Cornwall.

We’ll also be performing our show ‘Pockets of Power!‘, originally commissioned by Theatre and Circus for the 2023 Glastonbury Festival, this show draws on research from the Politics of Patents project at Goldsmiths College, University of London, to show how women have used fashion and design to solve problems, smash stereotypes, and have adventures.

Pockets of Power!

We are thrilled to be joined by Falmouth-based Morris dancers The WAD! The WAD are named after Joan the Wad, Queen of the Cornish Piskies. Cornish folklore suggests that Joan the Wad would light people to safety, or sometimes peril, across the Cornish moors. Taking inspiration from Cornish folklore and Joan’s feisty and fiery nature, their all-female Morris side brings Joan the WAD energy and a modern, progressive take to a mixture of traditional border and cotswold dances. See their fantastic photos below.

This event is now SOLD OUT! 🤩

This event is part of the Mayven Festival Winter 2023 in Cornwall. The Mayven Festivals project has received £25,000 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and is part of a £4.4m investment in a cultural events and talent programme across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.


24th November 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mount Pleasant Eco Park
Chapel Hill
Porthtowan, Cornwall TR4 8HL United Kingdom
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