Liverpool Ignitus Festival of Performing Arts
31 Oct 2020 @ 21:30pm
BOOM! The performing arts are back!
With Liverpool Ignitus Festival of Performing Arts, the performing arts are making their comeback after lockdown. A partnership between the Bombed Out Church, Bring the Fire Project, Katumba Drumming & Movement and ourselves, the festival provides the platform for performers to finally flex their creative muscle again and to re-connect with their audiences having one of the most beautiful and iconic backdrops in Liverpool.
Our inaugural event, ‘The Spark Ignites’ on 15th August 2020, was free: a treat for the community as much as for us: the guys from Bring the Fire Project, the drummers from Katumba and ourselves. It was also an excellent test run for our Covid-19 processes.
The second event in the ‘Ignitus’ series took place at the Bombed Out Church on 29th August: ‘Rise of the Phoenix’. And did it rise! Kicking off with a series of workshops in the afternoon, the Bombed Out Church was starting to look a lot like a festival site.
We had to choose from a wide range of groups interested in getting involved and put together a greatly diverse line-up for the performance night. Showcasing Francisco Cararra on acoustic guitar, SMG Dance Collective, Katumba and Bring the Fire Project to an audience that packed out the church to its non-existent rafters, the night was a huge success. Lots of audience members said that ‘Rise of the Phoenix’ was their first foray back into live entertainment after lockdown – and how good it felt to be part of a real-life spectacle again!
Our next event, ‘Wake the Dragon’, takes place on 27th September and is all about circus!
Follow us on https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolIgnitusFestival for more details. All places will need to be pre-booked to keep us all safe, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for when tickets become available.