Whitehaven Harbour sets the scene for 'fairytale' show

Acrobats and dancers Voala tells the story of a chance encounter at a railway station

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Whitehaven Harbour is to be brought to life as acrobats and dancers suspend themselves 40m (131ft) in the air for a unique show.

Supported only by a trapeze or a sheet of fabric hanging from a giant crane, Station is performed by an Argentinian, Spanish and Brazilian company.

It tells the story of a chance encounter at a railway station which leads to an aerial adventure.

Performer Nicole Dittmar said watching it was like "living a fairy tale".

The performance, which is accompanied with live music, will end with a firework display on Sunday.

Ms Dittmar said: "We are really looking forward to coming to Whitehaven. I think it will be a fantastic location.

"The show was first performed in Argentina in 2008, but it is still evolving. We have to adapt our performance to each space; every environment is different so each show is unique.

"I think the show appeals to people everywhere because watching it is like living a fairy tale; it makes people believe they can fly."

The free show is part of Lakes Alive's season of outdoor arts events in Cumbria.

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