From our freshly paved promenades and heritage theatres, to public squares and travelling spiegeltents, Christchurch has been buzzing these past weeks with Bread & Circus World Buskers Festival bringing heralded vibrancy to our city centre.
But the show is not over yet! This week is your last chance to get in on the action and catch a show to skite to your friends and colleagues about. Here’s what is still on before the festival wraps up on Sunday.
- Kevin Quantam. Kevin spent half his life studying physics, the other half studying magic. This show is the result of his unique intelligence and performance style – the final big stage act of the festival. The British performer is known for bending gravity and creating near-impossible illusions. Didn’t think magic was real? Get ready to be proved wrong. Nightly shows January 29 until February 2, all in Bread & Circus’ phenomenal spiegeltent on Worcester Blvd.
- LIMBO. If you haven’t already heard about LIMBO, you’ve probably been out of town. This sexy acrobatics show has been the talk of the festival. Combining cabaret, circus and live music, the international cast bring small-stage performance to another level. Expect to drop your jaw and feel the heat. LIMBO runs Tuesday to Sunday at 8.30pm, their last show on Sunday at the earlier 6.30pm slot. All shows are in the spiegeltent on Worcester Blvd.
- Orchestra of Spheres. What happens when you combine performance art with some of Wellington’s finest musicians? This. Adorned in elaborate costumes and headwear rivalling even the most obscure of Bread & Circus acts, these guys will catch your eye and get your feet stomping. Up for discussion, their music has been described as psychedelic disco, as well as future funk. This is the last show of the festival, and your last chance to get involved. Sunday at 8.30pm, at the spiegeltent on Worcester Blvd.
- The Revolver Club. The homegrown show winning local praise with near sold-out shows and rave reviews. Hosted by local talent Shay Horay, The Revolver Club is a melting pot of festival acts packed into an evening on a hand-cranked rotating stage. Expect entertainment from all corners, set in the heritage surrounds of the Arts Centre. Book a sitter for this R18 show, get a cocktail or two, and set yourself up for the best late-night show at the festival. On at 8pm from Thursday to Sunday at the Backstage Social Club.