The Flyover Becomes A Stage For Street Theatre

STREET theatricals, performers, plants, birds, bees and giraffes will brighten the Flyover at the bank holiday. Fool size Theatre, Gobbledegook, VIP Puppets and Bread and Butter Theatre will turn the Churchill Way Flyover into a carnival of colour, light and family fun in the latest Flyover Takeover of the summer. On the Sunday of the bank holiday weekend (28th August) it promises to be a day for the whole family to enjoy. The Flock comes from Fool Size Theatre and is an unusual tribe of birdlike bikers. A raucous street circus, watch them ruffle their feathers and flaunt their leathers.  Gobbledegook Theatre bring The Grass Ladies, three delightful ladies called Mo, Daisy and Lawn-a, clad in gorgeous dresses made from artificial turf inviting families to take part in some lovely private garden parties, complete with acappella singing and mini-concerts. A concrete flyover might not seem like the place to see lifesize giraffes, but that’s what VIP Puppets will bring to the Takeover. Family favourites, Liverpool’s specialist puppet theatre company offers a menagerie of animals to walkabout and roam the Flyover. To continue the theme of nature and nurture, Farm Urban will be running a Build Your Own Aquaponics System Workshop suitable for families or individuals – The Farm Urban team will introduce you to the wonders of Aquaponics; a food production system which combines aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil) to produce fish and vegetables in a fantastically efficient and sustainable way. Bike Lads, from Peloton Liverpool, will also join the Takeover after their first popular visit. Peloton Liverpool is a social enterprise, designed to increase engagement with cycling in the region. This year’s they’ve hired three mobile mechanics offering free safety check for cyclists and helping to keep the city’s cyclists on the go. Music, along with a Sunday breakfast to start the day will make it a fun day out on the Flyover. With coffee by Liverpool company Bean, breakfast muffins from another local favourite Laura’s Little Bakery and lunchtime food from DimSumSu The fifth in a summer of one day events, the Flyover Takeover is exploring the potential of the Churchill Way Flyover as a temporary urban park. Working with the local community in North Liverpool, as well as businesses across the commercial district, it joins both ends of the Flyover, creating a bridge across the city. Kate Stewart from We Make Places and Friends of the Flyover said: “After our last Takeover event, we had such incredible feedback from people. The dance performances, in particular, moved some people to tears. Being on the Flyover still feels quite exciting and it means we can bring these unexpected performances. As well as bringing theatre groups from across the UK, it’s great to be working with so many theatre companies from Liverpool, showcasing some of our unique creative talent on a truly unique space.”