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On a building high above the city streets a figure looks down, a set of magnificent wings upon its back. On the ground below a menagerie of strange and spectacular creatures call to the figure. Will it fly or will it fall? Welcome to Perch, a carnival that celebrates our dreams and fears of flying… and falling.

Taking place on 19–20 July 2014, Perch Carnival is a truly once in a lifetime experience.

An outdoor extravaganza involving breathtaking aerial sequences and over 200 performers, Perch features Scotland’s leading street and circus artists and aerialists, a mass community choir, emerging and local performers, a live video link-up to Brazil and Australia, and a new score performed by the 86-piece Senior Orchestra of The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, composed by Stephen Deazley.

Inhabiting the whole of Glasgow’s Rottenrow Gardens and its surrounding buildings and rooftops, along with Campinas’ Largo do Rosario Square in Brazil, Perch aims to show the world from a different perspective.

Perch is a highlight of the opening weekend of Festival 2014 and part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme and SURGE Festival, in partnership with Legs on the Wall (Australia), LUME Teatro (Brazil) and composer Stephen Deazley.Tickets are available from 28 April 2014 via The Arches website or by calling 0141 565 1000.

Adults: £8/Children and concessions: £6/Family (two adults and two children): £22

For full programme details and updates, check out the ConfluxScotland Facebook, ConfluxScotland Twitter and the Perch Carnival website.

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