Seen In … Day 2 of Freo’s International Street Arts Festival

On Day Two, yesterday, Freo’s Street Arts Festival was in full swing.

The rain held off and the more popular acts drew huge crowds.

At The Walyalup Koort pitch, for one day only, Circus WA put on two fun shows dedicated to Uglieland 1923. These budding young performers took us back to post first war Perth, when the Ugly Man’s Association took the City by storm with Uglieland Carnivals. All the profits from the Uglieland Carnivals went towards community welfare. Circus WA entertained us with dance, juggling, acrobatics, sheep shearing and circus acts.

Then there was Bait and Switch with Mat Ricardo who drew a big crowd at the Fomo Pitch when I was there. The Englishman – dressed in a suit, juggled cigar boxes and did the old tablecloth-pulling trick.

BBoy illwill – William Sanchez, is another roving act who I found at Esplanade Park. Bboy is from the Bronx, and all enjoyed his raw New York comedy. His gig is high energy, with amazing acrobatic moves, audience participation and hip-hop dance.

Then there were Zimboyz, who I also found at the Esplanade. These guys are very popular and drawing huge crowds with their breathtaking acrobatics and amazing strength.

When you need a rest you can always pop in somewhere like Culley’s for a break and a cake!

Roving performances will run for the next two days, today Easter Sunday 1pm – 6pm and Easter Monday from 12md -4pm. Don’t miss the Festival. So much fun.

The Shipping News will be there to keep you up to date with photos.

In case you missed it, here’s Jean’s Seen In … Day 1 report.

* STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS by our Jean Hudson @jeansodyssey. Jean is also a regular feature writer and photographer here on the Shipping News. You may like to follow up her informative Places I Love stories, as well as other feature stories and Freo Today photographs, right here.


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