Run by the Tarner Community Project, our partnership with the festival began back in 2018, when our own celebration of dance Our City Dances became part of the programme. This collaboration continued in 2019 and now - after the pandemic stopped everything last year - we are excited to be able to present two free, family-friendly dance performances as part of the day in 2021.
- 2.30pm - The Weather Machine by Kate Flatt Project. A playful show for young children and their families, where two witty characters make magic out of dance and weather.
- 4.15pm - Re-Textured by Drishti Dance.A brilliant display of Indian classical dance, with its graceful, wide sweeping hand movements, intricate footwork, dizzying spins and emotive expressions.
Tarner Festival celebrates the skills of young people. This year’s free event will feature live youth music performances, mobile skate ramps, live mural painting, a bouncy castle and games, reptiles, sports and art activities, circus skills workshops and plenty of stalls, including tasty food and drink. Anyone wanting to go along should head to Tarner Park on Sussex Street from 2-7pm on Saturday 25 September.