Festival of Fools rolls back into town for first time since pandemic
People often shout “the circus is in town!” when they see me coming, but this time I was in town for the circus.
I had come to Circusful, formerly Belfast Community Circus School, to put my clowning skills to the test ahead of this year’s Festival of Fools.
The quirky festival has returned for the first time since the pandemic and they kindly invited me along.
Not one to be put off by my lack of balance, core strength, fitness or basic ability, I limbered up and cartwheeled straight into action.
First up, my very kind and patient instructor Kirsty Millar helped me to try out unicycling.
I’m very good on two wheels, I even got my stabilisers taken off during lockdown… but one wheel?
We tipped a giant crash mat onto its side to help me with balancing and hefting my blubbery frame onto the seat.
With Kirsty holding my hand on the other side I was able to put my feet on the pedals and get myself upright and into the saddle without a nasty groin injury. … link to full length article at Belfast Telegraph.