Eastleigh Unwrapped – a free day of live performance produced by The Point – will return to the Town Centre on Saturday 22nd June.
Now in its seventh year, Eastleigh Unwrapped brings together an exciting programmes of circus, aerial, family theatre and dance, celebrating the best in world-class contemporary performance.
The event attracts thousands from the immediate and local area and beyond and continues to grow in reputation and audience numbers. The Point’s Artistic Director Sacha Lee said:
‘We are thrilled to be gearing up for the return of Eastleigh Unwrapped. The Festival is now a firm favourite in the Hampshire calendar and brings our community together with performances chosen to move people emotionally or physically in the way that only live performance can!
‘We are proud of Eastleigh Unwrapped’s strong reputation for attracting world-class outdoor artists – and this year certainly won’t disappoint!’
Launched in 2013, the free outdoor festival was developed by The Point with its community at the heart of the day; opening the doors to show the calibre of work presented at The Point as part of its year round professional programme and bringing exceptional artists to Leigh Park Recreation Ground and Eastleigh Town Centre to present bespoke outdoor performance.
Following their jaw-dropping production Urban Astronaut at last year’s festival, this year headliners Highly Sprung return with ‘Roots’, an intriguing and visually stunning experience for all. Look out for its seven metre high tree-like structure, with bungee aerial and dance.
Festival regulars Pif-Paf are also back taking families on journeys of their wildest dreams aboard their travelling machine ‘The Flycycle’. And there’s an opportunity to join in the fun as Folk Dance Remixed lead festival-goers in a Street Dance Maypole workshop, following their performance of ‘Step Hop House’, a quirky and colourful collision of maypole, clogging, ceilidh, street dance, African and Bollywood dance set to a live soundtrack.
As ever audiences are invited to explore The Sorting Office artist studios in the centre of town to browse and buy locally made, bespoke products from the resident creative artists as part of its annual summer Open Day.
Eastleigh Unwrapped is produced by The Point and supported by Eastleigh Borough Council and Arts Council England.