Footloose and Fancy Free

rehearsal for Standing on The ShouldersBlack-E Youth Circus at Liverpool International Music Festival / LIMF

Following their success last year with ‘Standing on The  Shoulders’ the Black-E Youth circus return with ‘Footloose and Fancy Free’.

Come and join in the fun with the Black-E youth circus as they take you back to the 1950s to the best night club in Liverpool! The BeBop club.

Learn how to do the lindy hop, Hula Hoop the night away, or swing on a trapeze until the sunrises.

So if you’re footloose and fancy free, then this is the place to be!

‘Doors’ open 12.30 am


Standing on The Shoulders-River Festival performanceSat 23rd, Sun 24th and Mon 25th August at 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm. Performances last between 15-20mins, followed by  workshops

Liverpool International Music Festival / LIMF is a nationally recognized annual event that presents a wide array of musical performances in different venues around the city over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The main site of Sefton Park features an open-air stage for performances, and other presentations, displays and booths. The Black-E Youth Circus is presenting their latest creation ‘Footloose and Fancy Free’ as part of this event, in the Children and Families Zone (next to the children’s playground, near the café).

The Black-E Youth Circus has grown over the last four years, as more young people have joined in, and visiting circus artists have performed and taught.

Last year they presented ‘Standing On The Shoulders’ in, and gained wide acclaim and recognition for the combination of theatre and circus arts skills.

Standing on The Shoulders in the park

The Youth Arts Circus consists of young people, directed by Maria Paul, choreographed by Sue Lancaster , and the Black-E resident group Freefall Circus Arts, composed of Barry Welsh and Nick Hunt.


More information and a map can be found at, under the heading ‘Programme’, on pages 16-18 (which is illustrated by photos of our last year’s performance) or contact us directly.