Community call for choir in show

Fleetwood Festival of Transport is just around the corner and, for the second year running, LeftCoast is adding its very own arts flavour to proceeding with the SpareParts Arts Festival taking place on the day as a joint venture with Wyre Council.'The festival on Sunday 19 July will see Extraordinary Bodies, a professional integrated circus company, join the SpareParts line up as the headline act ' plus there will be a special preview performance on Saturday 18 July just for the people of Fleetwood.
Fleetwood Festival of Transport is just around the corner and, for the second year running, LeftCoast is adding its very own arts flavour to proceeding with the SpareParts Arts Festival taking place on the day as a joint venture with Wyre Council.'The festival on Sunday 19 July will see Extraordinary Bodies, a professional integrated circus company, join the SpareParts line up as the headline act ' plus there will be a special preview performance on Saturday 18 July just for the people of Fleetwood.
  • Circus-themed arts event for Transport Festival
  • Extraordinary Bodies to be headline act
  • Tram Sunday – the Festival of Transport – is on July 19

An arts event with a circus twist looks set to boost Fleetwood’s Tram Sunday.

And Fleetwood people are needed to form a special community choir to be involved in a spectacular show.

By broadening the programme and adding the arts strand we hope it will continue to go from strength to strength

Robert Brown

Organised by LeftCoast, the SpareParts Arts Festival will host the Extraordinary Bodies company as a headline act on July 19.

Extraordinary Bodies is a professional circus company made up of performers of 
every age.

On the day they’ll be presenting their new show Weighting and will give Fleetwood a special preview on July 18.

The company is now on the hunt for people to be a part of a community choir to perform the final number in the show.

There will be an emphasis on bringing together disabled and non-disabled people as part of the choir.

Michael Trainor, artistic director of LeftCoast, said: “The SpareParts performances we added to the already hugely-popular Festival of Transport last year were a huge success and we’re keen to grow that enthusiasm in 2015.

“Having Extraordinary Bodies joining the line-up as our headline act is a coup for Fleetwood and it’ll be a fantastic opportunity for people to see an extraordinary show performed by extraordinary people working in unison.”

Weighting involves seven disabled and non-disabled performers challenging gravity on a spectacular staircase which flies through the air while the cast tell the story of an extraordinary family.

The cast is accompanied by a live band backed by a choir made up of members of the community performing an original soundtrack.

Robert Brown, chairman of Fleetwood Festival of Transport, said: “We’re delighted to be working with LeftCoast and Wyre Council on this year’s festival. By broadening the programme and adding the arts strand we hope it will continue to go from strength to strength.”