International Talent Welcomed To Newark Marketplace!

Posted on: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

On June 16th, Newark Creates, in association with SO Festival, are welcoming two international Street Theatre & Outdoor Arts shows to Newark. There will be juggling, Hip Hop dancing Hippos, and the chance to have a go at activities across the market. An enjoyable day out for the whole family, and it’s free too!

Zum Zum Theatre, a Spanish cross-disciplinary performing arts company founded in 1994, will be performing Hippos. This is a hip-hop street theatre performance with a deeper meaning. It’s great for younger audiences, and very entertaining! They’ll be performing their 25-minute piece at 11am and again at 1pm.

There will also be two performances of the hour-long De Cuyper vs. De Cuyper. This circus piece is by Cie Pol & Freddy, the titular De Cuyper brothers who create their work in Belgium. In a swirling sports stadium, the two juggling brothers will compete against each other. Enthusiastic supporters, a strict referee and a (not always objective) reporter complete the fun. Only one thing is certain: one brother will leave the arena as a loser and one as a victor. At 11:30am and 2:30pm, join in the fun and see which brother you’ll be supporting.

Other interactive events will be taking place throughout the day – there will always be something exciting to be part of! For instance, from 12:30 – 2:30pm, the Circus Starlight team will be hosting a drop-in circus skills workshop. Join them for a fun afternoon with a trapeze, juggling and a tightwire for you to test out your circus skills! No experience necessary.

All these events and more will be kicking off a summer of activity in Newark. To find out more head to or find us at @NewarkCreatesUK on social media.