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Spectacular show ‘The Bells’ ringing out from Acland Street Plaza

A spectacular show involving ‘bells’ and acrobats suspended eight metres high will entertain visitors to Acland Street Plaza twice this weekend.

Port Phillip Council Mayor Bernadene Voss said the skilful highwire act The Bells will be heading skyward on Saturday from 6pm to 6.40pm, and on Sunday from 2pm to 2.40pm.

“It’s going to be a visual feast with some dramatic twists and turns right here at Acland Street Plaza, so come on down and enjoy old-fashioned street performance at its very best,” Cr Voss said.

“Without giving too much away, you’ll witness five physical theatre performers build an 8m high bell-tower, then leap and swing through the air from suspended ropes. It’s a musical and physical feat of endurance not to be missed.

“Council is proud to support these twin performances and give our community and visitors even more great reasons to relax and enjoy themselves in the City of Port Phillip.”

The Bells at Acland Street Plaza will be a 40-minute restaging of an open-air theatre production that has achieved international acclaim. The performance has been described as high energy physical performance combined with choreography, drama and music.

The Bells will be performed by Melbourne-based Theatre Research Institute, whose talented acrobats will dazzle the crowd while operating heavy mooring ropes, triggering the sound of bells.

Council is delivering the free community event through its Vibrant Acland Seed Grant program.

The one-off Vibrant Acland Seed Grant program creates ways for local community organisations and artists to work with Council and deliver activities that showcase the potential of the plaza for community use.

Go to to find out more about upcoming events at Acland Street Plaza.


Event starts
Saturday 16 September, 2017
Event Ends
Sunday 17 September, 2017
Acland Street Plaza
Venue Address
Acland Street Plaza

Victoria, Melbourne

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