Location:  Westport Town Hall

Date: 05 - 05 Dec

This is a free event, supported by Mayo County Council Arts Office and the Dept of Arts, Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Live Performance Support Scheme. Capacity is strictly limited for this event.

On Sunday, December 5th there will be 2-afternoon shows (3 pm & 5 pm) for families by Circus Act Performers “Circus 250” who will perform their circus-influenced science show “Strong Women Science”. StrongWomen Science is a circus science show for children and families starring two scientists turned circus performers. StrongWomen Science doesn’t only illustrate scientific facts; It seeks to promote enquiry, inventiveness and accessibility in science and the arts, making it open to all. Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire? Strongwomen Aoife and Maria reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks. In a fun, lively and fast-paced family circus performance, find out how jugglers, acrobats and hula hoop artists use science to create their amazing acts. In addition to demonstrating scientific principles in fun, artistic and accessible ways, it looks at the worth of failure and the power of teamwork, both shared by science and circus.