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Winter Classes announced

After a hectic summer, and a very busy Autumn with our ‘La Bonche’ project, Circus Central has just announced plans for the youth training programme for November-December. Students can now choose to stream themselves along interest areas such as aerial, acrobatics or manipulation, through different classes on a weekly basis. Check out this timetable from […]

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Troupe Performers at Dance City

2  pairs of our 2012  Five Ring Circus Troupe aerialists known as “Frinzi” and “Sophie Squared” performed last night to great acclaim  at Dance City as part of Youth Dance’s event Pulse. It was great to have aerial dance on the programme – the first time ever we believe! See their beautiful performance “FOUR”  here.

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Troupe Graduation

We are really proud of our 2012 Troupe Graduates. They have worked all year to develop their circus skills and performance technique.They have been dedicated to each other and have made their way to Circus Central at least twice a week form across the North East and beyond! They have developed more than 50 acts, […]

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Check out our new poster!

Absolutely brimming with the young people’s ideas, our “Circus Makes Me…” poster is a testament to the positive power of circus! We’ll be putting them up around town. Just let us know if you would like one.

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Annabel and Massi back at Circus Central

If you’re 16 and over you can sign up to a fantastic array of workshops run by Annabel Carberry and Massi Rossetti from LIT Circus. They’ll be in residence at Circus Central from 3 November – 15 December and offering weekly classes in Hula hoop, Aerial, Acrobatics; tumbling and trampette techniques and Korean Cradle. See […]

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Durham Juggling Convention’s all about the youth

The 16th Durham Juggling Convention was the most successful to date, with 176 attendees of which 86 were youth. Jugglers from all over the country were able to participate in workshops including fire, aerial, acro, juggling and slackline and were treated to two variety shows. The main show on Saturday night was a lively affair […]

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Don’t miss the Durham Juggling Convention – 19 – 21 October 2012

Now in its 16th year, the Durham Juggling Convention is coming in October and we’re looking forward to this fun opportunity to meet jugglers from all over the country, to share skills and play games. The nightly cabaret also provides an platform for many of the young people to perform new acts for their peers. […]

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Two fantastic upcoming training opportunities

11-12 October – Professional Clown Workshop Gerry Flanagan, of Shifting Sands Theatre, presents a 2-day workshop; ‘Clown – The Art of Play’ at Circus Central. The workshop is open to all at £75 (£55 concessions). Contact www.shiftingsandstheatre.co.uk for booking details. 12 – 14 October – Hula Hoop Workshops Accomplished Hoopist, Gail O’Brien will be giving […]

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Upcoming Circus Archive Project – 9 – 10 October 2012

We have 10 places for Five Rings Circus people to investigate the Fenwick and Woods Collection at the Tyne and Wear Archives. We will be working with Dr Andrew Shail from Newcastle University and looking at circus photos and documents from the past. This is a trail investigation and might lead to a bigger research […]

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NE Gen Showcase event – 1 & 2 September 2012

NE-Generation hosted a Collective Showcase of their projects at Stephenson Works. The Five Rings Circus wowed audiences, stakeholders and funders with six completely different variety shows, with walk-about characters and a fire performance, bringing a real sense of life and colour to the event. NE-Generation is the Legacy Trust UK regional programme for the North […]

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