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Festival 2018 - Fèis 2018

Arena Fringe - Iomall na Fèis

Let’s circus - ‘Greatest Show People’

Thursday, 19th July - Saturday 21st July

Returning to delight HebCelt audiences once more with their fabulous troupe of circus entertainment featuring firm favourites and brand new international acts. The Magpie will once more take pride of place in the festival arena and run workshops and shows across the festival.

Shows: Daily shows will feature acrobatics, comedy, trapeze, juggling and loads of feel-good family entertainment. Great New acts featuring Head First Acrobats (Australia), Flagranti Ciro (Mexico) and Duke Loopin' (USA).

Workshops: Join the stars of the travelling circus school and learn all kinds of skills.


Drop in Art Tent

Thursday, 19th July - Saturday 21st July

An Lanntair’s education team, accompanied by musician and sculptor Sarah Kenchinton, will return to the HebCelt festival grounds to create another art project with children and families.  Inspired by trees and the natural surroundings of the Lews Castle Grounds, the team will be creating organic interlinking pods and tunnels from tissue and willow.

Jim the Magician

Friday, 20th July and Saturday, 21st July

Jim the Magician will once again be performing his unique brand of "pop-up" magic at HebCelt and is promising to bring an array of new tricks to this year's festival. The Edinburgh-based magician started learning magic when he was eight years old and has been performing professionally for the last eight years, appearing at events, festivals, weddings and parties across the UK. 

His close-up magic has been mesmerising the HebCelt crowds since 2012 and he is now a regular performer in the famous Pleasance Courtyard at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he also has had a solo show in recent years. Jim's mix of interactive, fun and memorable entertainment will leave you wondering and pondering long into the night. The closer you get the more amazing it is! 

Small Stories

Friday, 20th July and Saturday, 21st July

Join our storyteller for a collection of tales for little ones and their grown-ups. Be prepared to sing, play and have fun together as we learn all about the wonderful world around us. Explore why things fall down, what sound is, what makes a rainbow and much more in our free cosy story tent. Recommended for ages 3 - 5.

Look out for the face painting, bouncy castle and other fun items for the family in the main arena.


Tickets Look forward to summer and book your HebCelt 2018 tickets now.




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