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Mysterious wings point the way to a spectacular open-air circus show

Released: Monday, 07 August 2017

A host of mysterious angel wings have been descending into Worthing - and it's all to do with a spectacular circus show that will fly into the seafront this weekend.

Firefighters, estate agents and retail staff have all found their angelic side in recent days, donning a pair of feathered limbs as part of the build-up to the open-air acrobatic extravaganza which is called Host.

Now members of the public are invited to join in the fun by posing in front of a range of wings which have been spray painted on to walls in Worthing town centre.

It's all part of the build-up to a newly commissioned piece of work created by the Kate Lawrence Vertical Dance company which will take place at Grafton multi-storey car park on Saturday (12 August) at 12:30pm and 3pm.

The free showings, featuring performers using rock climbing equipment, are expected to attract hosts of people to the seafront.

Inspired by the 1987 Wim Wenders film Wings of Desire, Host is a new creation for Circomedia students that has been choreographed by Kate Lawrence as part of Worthing Theatres' Summer of Circus.

Amanda O'Reilly, Head of Culture for Adur & Worthing Councils, said:

“This is the first performance Worthing Theatres has commissioned and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Circomedia to develop a visually stunning piece with Vertical Dance.

“Host is a site specific performance using Grafton car park, so get along to the seafront and make sure you keep looking up and don't miss this exceptional part of our Summer of Circus.”

As part of the project, several temporary art installations have been spray-painted onto walls throughout Worthing town centre.

The artwork has been produced by local artist Will Blood using non-corrosive and non-toxic spray, and will make fun photo opportunities for local residents and tourists.

People are then invited to post their pictures onto social media with the hashtags #host and #wingsinworthing.

The aim is to draw a host of people to the seafront to witness what promises to be an ambitious and exciting show suitable for all the family.

Photo: James with angel wings

PR17-110 - James with angel wings

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