One of the summer's most anticipated festivals begins today: Festiclown. From August 1 to 5, 120 perfromances, 45 companies, 13 training courses and 10 public demonstrations will fill the city with clowns and street artists.
Noon. Several streets in the ols town:
Chaos, or 'Desclowntrol' begins in the old town streets with Bandaclown and Invasión Zancuda.
Noon-2 pm. Plazas de O Toural, Praterías y Obradoiro:
One of the summer's most longed-for festivals begins, with its clown marathon or 'Maraclown'. At 12 noon, 1 and 2 pm, and also in the evening, the public will be able to enjoy these marathon sessions featuring Ale Risorio, Disco Delivery, Circo Los Delfines, Circo Zefiro, Circhonchita, Namakaca, Los Gemelos Diversos, María del Aire... and a lot more.
7 pm. Praza de Fonseca:
One of Argentina's best mime artists, Marceloa González ('La Máscara') brings his show 'Marcelopuntomime' to Galicia.
7 pm. Plaza de O Toural:
Azulkillas is an Asturian-Basque company specialising in aerial circus techniques, made up of Gloria Peón and Maider Yabar. They are presenting their show 'Historias de un baúl' in Compostela.
7 pm-9 pm. Plazas de O Toural, Praterías y Obradoiro:
7 h. Praza de Praterías:
Festiclown presents a gala to raise funds to send a new Caravan of Festiclown Clowns to the Mexican region of Chiapas.
10 pm. Teatro Principal:
After more than 10 years in the world of comical theatre with the company Pretèrit Perfecte, which she helped to establish, Pepa Plana has created her own company. She now presents 'L'Atzar'.
10 pm. Rúa de San Francisco:
The Galician company Zancalino presents the show 'Perigo: Zico, Zaca, Zuco...' in the old town streets, from Rúa de San Francisco to Praza do Obradoiro.