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Flyover Takeover – 28th August

Street theatricals, performers, plants, birds, bees and giraffes brightened the Flyover at the bank holiday. Fool size Theatre, Gobbledegook, VIP Puppets and Bread and Butter Theatre turned the Churchill Way Flyover into a carnival of colour, light and family fun in the latest Flyover Takeover of the summer. It was a day for the whole family to enjoy.   

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The Flock from Fool Size Theatre is an unusual tribe of birdlike bikers. A raucous street circus, who ruffle their feathers and flaunt their leathers.  Gobbledegook Theatre brought The Grass Ladies, three delightful ladies called Mo, Daisy and Lawn-a, clad in gorgeous dresses made from artificial turf inviting families to take part in some lovely private garden parties, complete with acappella singing and mini-concerts.

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A concrete flyover might not seem like the place to see lifesize giraffes, but that’s what VIP Puppets brought to the Takeover. Family favourites, Liverpool’s specialist puppet theatre company brought their giraffe family to walkabout and roam the Flyover.

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To continue the theme of nature and nurture, Farm Urban ran a Build Your Own Aquaponics System Workshop suitable for families or individuals – The Farm Urban team introduced people to the wonders of Aquaponics; a food production system which combines aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil) to produce fish and vegetables in a fantastically efficient and sustainable way.

Music, along with a Sunday breakfast started a fun day out on the Flyover. With coffee by Liverpool company Bean, breakfast muffins from another local favourite Laura’s Little Bakery and lunchtime food from DimSumSu

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