We have a great programme of events this summer - Flyover Takeover - happening on, under and around The Flyover. Our 31st July Flyover Takeover event promises to be a spectacular one! On Sunday 31st July, you can: - ride or stride along the South carriageway of Churchill Way from 8am-11am as it will be closed to traffic from 8am - from midday we will turn the carriageway into our temporary urban park and will be filling it with dancers, food, bicycle smoothie machines and much more! Highlights in the performance programme for 31st July include a performance of Frantic by outstanding dance company Acrojou – it has been described as “One of the finest short dance pieces I have seen for some time…an intensely moving experience.” – Richard Ings, Arts Council England Exploring love, freedom, blood, sweat and rainstorms: Frantic is an explosive acrobatic exploration of our relentless devotion to busyness, the reality of a running mind and one man’s thirst for escape. Frantic features spectacular acrobatics and dance-theatre, choreographed around a wheel, with a hidden water system for a joyous finale danced in pouring rain. We are so lucky to have a performance of this calibre coming to Liverpool and being part of our Flyover Takeover programme We also have a wonderful mix of dance class meets flash mob meets performance by MoveMe which will get all our audience involved! Using a storytelling method to take the audience on a journey through an irresistible pop track, professional dancers teach people of all ages and abilities a contemporary dance choreography in just 40 minutes. Once the learning is over the Flyover will be a space of shared fun and movement. And as our whole event on 31st July is sponsored by and produced in collaboration with Sustrans – you can expect a LOT of cycling related events, workshops and activites……… From 11am there will be a wing making workshop being held in Breckfield Community Centre, followed by a 1pm Flight of the Bikes ride down to the Flyover If you are feeling creatively energetic and love your bike so much you would like to learn to dance with it, then why not join in the Strictly Cycling workshops we will be running in Everton Park then take part in or watch the awesome Bicycle Ballet company’s exhilarating dance performance on bikes, exploring the joyful highs and gritty lows of cycling. Their choreography fuses dance and physical theatre with visual spectacle, comedy and striking soundtracks. Initially conceived as a mass participatory performance, engaging people and their bikes in new, exciting and unexpected ways is still at the heart of the project. This work crosses the boundaries of art, sport, health and environment; to attract the widest range of audiences or passers-by, and to transform familiar environments into places of discovery and magic. But, at its heart, its all about the bike. Expressing the freedom and fun of cycling, and exploring people’s partnerships with their trusty steeds Whether you get involved in any of the workshops, or you just want to bring the family and watch some of the performances, or sit and enjoy some lovely food from our local and regional suppliers whilst you take in the views or our great city, WE HOPE TO SEE YOU UP THERE keep following us on Facebook and Twitter and at www.friendsoftheflyover.org.uk to find out more about our construction and event programmes