Catch! Festival 2018
There will be shows every day at CATCH! of all different shapes, sizes and styles. Take a look below to see what kind of shows there will be.
Please note: this page will be regularly updated with news on shows and performers, we will announce them first on the facebook page of the event so be sure to check there!
7pm - Opening Show and Welcoming to CATCH!
The first show at CATCH! is the open stage! A chance for people attending the festival to showcase polished acts. So far the line up is bursting with talent, and we may have snuck in a few special guests too...no more performance spaces available in this show, we are still looking for a compère.
9pm - Super-Awesome-Brainy-Expolsion-Quiz!
Teams of up to 5 can compete in this ultra-mega juggling knowledge quiz! Questions testing you on everything from juggling videos to prop brands, start swotting up nerds its gonna be hard-core! Prizes!
2pm - David Cain's Juggling History Show
Join us on Tuesday early evening for a once ina life time chance to see this informative and entertaining show! All the way from the USA David Cain will be giving us an up close and personal insight to his World Famous Juggling Collection. With knowledge and details on a topic like no other he makes the perfect guide to a rich and colourful history of juggling, and those who have practised it. Afterwards there will be a "have a try" session with Mr Cain so you can be the star!
6pm - Mark Watson Man of Mischief
Mark Watson gives us a sneak peak at his new Edinburgh Fringe magic show! Although family friendly, this is no kids show.. With tricks that will astound and baffle you, and jokes to make you laugh until it hurts. Don't miss one of the UK's best magicians performing!
Look at all the amazing juggling props and tricks of days gone by we'll be getting to see!
11pm onwards - Renegade
With a bit of an attitude and wild feel Renegades are places for anyone and everyone to get up and show their skills. Want to show just one trick you learnt? Or a whole act? Maybe a group of friends has invented a new game, or has a story to tell? Music, dance, stand up and circus, anything goes here on the Renegade stage! Or just sit back and watch the madness unfold....
1pm - What Does Stuff Do?
Robin Dale takes us on a philosophical and humours adventure, exploring, well, what *does* stuff do? Expect pingpong balls, swimming pools, juggling, hilarity, questions and a man in his trunks looking confused. Sounds just like the right kind of show for a juggling convention!
6pm - Wes Peden - ZEBRA
Wednesday evening will see us revelling in the UK PREMIERE of Wes Pedens new solo show ZEBRA. Described as a "futuristic chandelier with a sense of humour" make of that what you will. All we know is the last time he came to our Cumbrian Juggling Convention with his solo show Volcanoe vs. palm Tree it was awesome! SO we're having him back!
Taking inspiration from Sumo wrestling and fast food packaging and 1950s playgrounds Wes designs shows for space-stations and parking lots. He has performed in over 25 countries including Japan, Israel, Austrailia and Iceland. His energetic, complex and playful style has won him awards from the International Jugglers Association and Cirque de Demain. Wes graduated from Dans och Cirkushogskolan with a degree in Juggling.
9pm onwards - Fight Night
The finalists of the previous days combat juggling championships will battle it out. the final set of round done before the baying crowds. Come watch some folks juggling try to stop other folks from juggling and win points! Yay sports!
11pm onwards - Renegade
With a bit of an attitude and a wild feel Renegades are places for anyone and everyone to get up and show their skills. Want to show just one trick you learnt? Or a whole act? Maybe a group of friends has invented a new game, or has a story to tell? Music, dance, stand up and circus, anything goes here on the Renegade stage! Or just sit back and watch the madness unfold....
7pm - Gala Show
The highlight of the week as international performers come together to create a stunning one of showcase spectacular! Expect lots of juggling, lots of laughs and lots of fun! See the "Gala Show" page for more details on this amazing show!
11pm onwards - Renegade
The final show of the whole event, so make sure you come celebrate with us one last time! With a bit of an attitude and a wild feel Renegades are places for anyone and everyone to get up and show their skills. Want to show just one trick you learnt? Or a whole act? Maybe a group of friends have invented a fun game or have a story to tell? Music, dance, stand up and circus anything goes here on the Renegade stage! Or just sit back and watch the madness unfold....
6pm start for meal and circus show included
7pm start for just film - "The Greatest Showman"
A treat from Appleby Remote Cinema Scheme, tickets are extra but cheap! Set to be one of the hottest tickets in town! See "Circus Cinema" page for more details.