Weymouth Beach Live Site, The Esplanade, Weymouth.
A spectacular battle plays out on land and in the air on Weymouth beach as the Wind Gatherers compete to see whose wind will be chosen to power the sailing events.
As you enter the Live Site, meet the Seven Wind Gathering teams from across all regions of the South West, warming up to present their winds to Aeolus, father of the Winds. Hundreds of South West artists are present to tell this story through circus and street theatre, dance, aerial acrobatics, special effects and video projections.
When Breathe Company arrive, washed up on the beach from distant lands, some without voices and some unable to fly, the Wind Gatherers don't know how to react.
Lurking in the background is the fear that Doldrum will appear and steal the winds as he has threatened, stopping the Sailing and ruining the celebration.
The grand finale of the show is a unique mass Squibbing display from 220 Bridgwater Carnivalites. Squibbing is an ancient tradition that goes back 400 years and takes place every Guy Fawkes night in the town of Bridgwater as part of their annual Carnival. We are delighted that for the first time in its history, this truly local custom is to leave Bridgwater and be shared on a South West and a world stage. This is not to be missed.