Icarus comes to Bude

I’m sure you all know the Greek legend of Icarus. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus tells the story of a father and a son who used wings to escape from a minotaur on the island of Crete. Giving a pair of wings to his son, Daedalus cautioned him that flying too near the sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus was ecstatic with his ability to fly and forgot his father’s warning, so he fell from the sky when the wax that joined his wings was melted by the heat of the sun. The moral of the tale is not to fly so high that you forget your roots, but also not to fly so low that you are dampened by the sea.

Artist Pieter Bruegel created an oil painting of the Fall and Bastille dedicated a song to Icarus. Anyway, what does all this have to do with Bude?

Well, ‘Icarus’ from the Southpaw Dance Company will be coming to Bude and will be performing across the town and on The Castle lawns, on the Thursday 15th August from 1.30pm – 2 pm. Should be quite something! The procession will start in town and lead down to the Castle lawns and looks to be quite a spectacle.

Free to attend and watch.

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