INTERNATIONAL MAGICIAN BOOSTS FESTIVAL’S KIDS SHOWS
Children heading along to the 2014 SCIRT World Buskers Festival
are in for a treat as the ever-popular festival gets set to host an
exciting new show tailored for kids.
In its twenty-first year, the children's acts are getting an
international boost with award-winning bad boy magician Paul Nathan
taking over the Tea Cup Tent.
Aimed at ages 8 and up, Nathan's 'I Hate
Children Children's Show' with New Zealand guitarist Tyson
Smith is a mixture of dangerous comedy and magic.
US-based Nathan has been performing magic around the world since
2000 and has featured on television and movies, as well as a raft
of other theatre and magic performances.
His children's show is a regular feature in the renowned
Edinburgh Festival Fringe winning numerous awards including the
Best Children's Show and one of the 10 Best Events the festival
from a field of over 3,000 events each day.
Nathan's show is just one of the many exciting acts for children
at this year's festival, alongside the likes of New Zealand's Got
Talent sensational duo Zane
and Degge and the Amazing Drumming Monkeys from South
Running for 11 days, the festival offers the perfect opportunity
to head out as a family this summer with performances starting at
Artistic director Jodi Wright says the festival is becoming more
exciting with new international acts joining the Buskers family
each year. "We continue to search out the best acts and bring them
here for New Zealanders to enjoy each year. The addition of Paul
Nathan in this coming festival shows just how high the level of
"The children's shows are one of the highlights of the festival
and make for a perfect day in the sun with family and friends. This
year's line up is one not to be missed!"
The Christchurch-based festival is the biggest street
performance festival in Australasia and is still the most popular
feature in the city's cultural calendar after 21 years.
In all, the festival will feature 55 acts from 10 countries and
will run from 16 to 26 January 2014.
While the majority of the festival will be held at Busker Park
in North Hagley Park, it will also be spreading the laughs across
the city at The Terrace Pitch, Lane Neave Music Pitch - Re:Start
Mall, Gap Filler Pallet Pavilion, New Brighton Basketball Courts,
Botanic Gardens, Mashina Lounge - Christchurch Casino and at The
Press Club - Christ's College.
The online pre-release seat offer is available now until seats
are gone. To beat the queue and book pre-release seats and view the
full programme visit www.worldbuskersfestival.com.
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