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Pictured: Carnival of Colours celebrates 10th birthday in Derry

The Carnival of Colours returned to Londonderry this weekend, celebrating its 10th year of showcasing local and international street theatre.

The two day event was organised by In Your Space at St Columbs Park in the city and featured acts from France, Spain, New Zealand and across the island of Ireland, with a mix of circus, musical and cabaret.

Highlights included performances from Gentleman Juggler Martin Bigpig, the incredible Strong Lady Betty Brawn, and The Barren Carrousel, with their stunning aerial escapades.

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Luca Kerloch, Aodhan Moran, India Day, Niamh Heatly, Lara Grattan, Jude Daly, Abbie Fitzsimmons, Eoin Moran and Max Jenney from Belfast Community Circus School who performed during the carnival.
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Carnival of Colours celebrates its 10th birthday.

Young circus stars from In Your Space Circus School and Belfast Circus School also took to the stage.

Festival Manager, Cath McBride, said: “Carnival of Colours has become a key event in the city’s calendar and something our team are very proud and passionate to produce.

"The Festival provides a superb platform for showcasing local talent alongside international artists. We hope we have produced an event that creates an atmosphere of happiness, fun and total enjoyment and provides something for everyone, from the littlest to the biggest circus, arts and music fan!”

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Charlie Chaplin making his way through the carnival.
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Eight year old Christopher Holmes making friends with one of the characters roaming St.Columb's Park.

Gavin O’Connor from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland added: “Congratulations to In Your Space for creating a truly memorable event to mark the tenth year of Carnival of Colours.

"This creative and ambitious festival has fun at its very heart, drawing in crowds from across the city and beyond for a fantastic weekend of entertainment.”

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