The Ark - Roll Up! Roll Up! A 4 Floor Celebration of Circus
This summer The Ark invites you to run away with the circus with their interactive, theatrical exhibition Roll Up! Roll Up!
I headed along with Miss Mina (aged 2) and Master Seb (3 months). The venue was bright and colorful and decked out with all sorts of circus paraphernalia. The exhibition spans 4 floors of the Ark, starting in the basement where there are photos of the Fosset family and a projection of different circus acts. We are brought to the big top by ring mistress Lizzy to meet the horse handler and learn how to walk like a circus horse. This is accompanied by a film of two young acrobats who work with the horses in the circus. Up to the next level and we meet the clowns and are given a very entertaining history of some of the most famous clowns. Finally it’s story time and an enchanting tale is told of the night the big top gets struck by lightening. After the exhibition is over the children are invited to take part in a workshop where they make crafts associated with the circus. Mina was a little young for this activity and The Ark recommend the workshops are for 4+.
Mina really enjoyed her day at the circus and left with hopes to visit the Fossetts soon.
Roll Up! Roll Up! runs Tues-Sun until the 31st August and admission is 9 euro per person.