The Magical Menagerie is a spectacular carousel of monumental proportions and mythical creatures brought to Milton Keynes by producers of extraordinary live events Artichoke.
The Magical Menagerie is the world's first and only square carousel, populated with giant buffalos, exotic insects and tropical fish that come to life as the carousel starts to turn. With a surface area of over 300metres squared and weighing 40 tonnes, this custom-built work of art makes an extraordinary impact even when still. Produced by Artichoke in partnership with Sky Arts and supported by Arts Council England, The Magical Menagerie is the creation of visionary artist and engineer François Delarozière. Director of French theatrical engineering company, La Machine, Delarozière has worked with Artichoke on two of its previous much acclaimed productions, Royal De Luxe's The Sultan's Elephant in London, and La Machine which saw a giant mechanical spider known as La Princesse take over the streets of Liverpool.
Brought to Milton Keynes as part of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival, a brand new multi-arts festival produced by The Stables in association with Milton Keynes Gallery taking place from 16 -- 25 July, the carousel will remain in the city until 8 August.
01908 280800 / ifmiltonkeynes.org
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