Carnival of Colours

The circus is on the move as the annual outdoor arts bash heads to Derry's Brooke Park for its 12th year, with an added emphasis on youth

Festival Details


Saturday, 31 August 2019 to Sunday, 01 September 2019


Brooke Park, Derry

The Carnival of Colours is back.. and this time it's on tour! In Your Space Circus are bringing their annual festival to Derry's stunning Brooke Park for the first time this summer. And you're invited!

So, what do they have in store for your circus, arts and music pleasure this year?

International Street Theatre Acts including:

Grant Goldie, Andrea Fidelio, Dr Skita, Siolta Circus AND Jack name just a few! And some local new kids on the ‘Brooke’ will include Paddy Picasso, painting up a storm with his puppetting portrai-ting ways and Sam Madden (Ireland’s Professional Football Freestyler), keepy-uppey-ing all weekend long!

What else, we hear you ask?

Youth Arts Zone

Featuring youth circus shows from across Northern Ireland, the Nerve Centre’s Hothouse Stage, graffitti, dance and parkour from the Take Back the Streets Project, mini-me walkabout characters...and much more!

There will be specialist workshops in circus, urban art and arts and crafts, local live music and face painting and balloon modelling! Run away with the fairies at the Fairy Festival Village and take a ‘wordy wander’ through the chattering trees in the park. We’ll be bringing  international urban graffiti artists to paint the park and a smorgasbord of delicious bites at the food stalls. 

And if that's not enough, there's also...


A superb night for all the family with snippets of international circus shows, youth performances, puppetry, magic and lots of other treats! Hold onto your hats...It’s going to blow the roof off the Big Top!

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