ARARAT - You too could be a daring young man - or woman - on the flying trapeze this weekend.
As part of Ararat's Golden Gateway Festival, Ararat Primary School is holding a 'Come and Try Circus' day tomorrow.
The day will start at 11am with workshops in unicycle, hula hooping, diabolo, flowersticks, staff, tumbling, juggling and acrobalance.
The workshops will be facilitated by representatives of Bamboozle, Ararat Primary School's Circus troupe, with assistance from circus teachers Allan Clark, Christine Fiscalini and the members of the Little Red Trapeze Company.
These workshops and the performance by the Little Red Trapeze Company are free to the general public.
This event has been made possible, partly through donations from the Ararat Rural City and the Golden Gateway Committee. Interested community members are able to sign up for circus classes, which will be held in the near future.
A sausage sizzle and drinks will be available from 12.30pm, for a small charge.
The day will culminate with a performance by the Little Red Trapeze Company starting at 1pm. The little Red Trapeze Company is the brainchild of Kyle Raftery and James Holt, two friends who studied together at the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne.
Kyle and James spent months designing, planning, building, welding and rigging, to come up with a completely original and unique flying trapeze, affectionately known as 'Little Red'.
This 'petit volant' trapeze rig becomes the backdrop for the whole show, providing poles to climb on, ropes to hang off and bars to swing on, building up to a spectacular flying trapeze finale high above the ground.