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Day 1 started with dawn juggling at Mahabandoola Park, next to the famous landmark at the centre of Yangon, Sule Pagoda, for those jugglers who managed to get up early.  The park is a popular place for early morning activities and a bunch of jugglers fitted right in.

Next came a walk around the corner to Pansodan Scene arts cafe, for a special breakfast of traditional mohingya and roti with beans and coffee.

Most of the first day’s action took place at the lakeside home of the head of the British Council, Kevin MacKenzie, who kindly offered his garden for a day of workshops and hosted the opening ceremony.

Check out some of the workshop action here, starting with a club passing master class from Haggis McLeod for the kids from Red Nose Foundation Jakarta and Phare Ponleu Selpak circus in Cambodia.

Thanks to Parami Pizza for lunch, Kevin & Alex MacKenzie and the British Council for the fantastic hospitality and dinner, and Mandalay Beer for the drinks. All very much appreciated.

Festival Retrospective – Day 1, February 9
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