The Silly People?s Colin Franks and Phil Leconte wow audiences with their juggling skills.  Photo: CHRIS RIX 04091803A
The Silly People?s Colin Franks and Phil Leconte wow audiences with their juggling skills. Photo: CHRIS RIX 04091803A

Buskers hit funny bone



IF you have ever wanted to know what happens to someone with a flaming skipping rope, the wait is over. As the only act to return to this year's Buskers Festival Canada's, The Silly People, have brought with them a new finale ? involving a flaming skipping rope. That is the only clue one half of the act, Phil Leconte, is willing to give away, but promises that audiences will be impressed. Phil and his partner in crime, Colin Franks, were at Tyalla Primary School yesterday to give a lucky handful of students a taste of what is to come at next week's Busker In Schools Program. ANZ have sponsored the program, which is set to bring smiles to the faces of hundreds of school children throughout the Coffs Coast area, with The Silly People visiting 12 schools to show their art and promote the Festival. While demonstrating their new juggling act, Phil and Colin thought it would be a good time to teach the kids about their home country, Canada. To find out what the students knew, they started with a few simple questions, such as 'what is the capital and what is the biggest city'. After much silence and many hints, Phil, as a last resort, meekly asked if they knew of any city, which lucky for the kids, finally drew a correct response. With the brief tension over, the kids were treated to a preview of what's to come. The Coffs Harbour Buskers Festival kicks off on September 24 until October 2.



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