Circus Voices 2016

Posted on: 19 Aug 2016

As we near the end of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Circus Diaries initiative to build a culture of critical discourse around circus arts is now complete.

With support from Roundhouse and Crying Out Loud and run by the Circus Diaries founder Katharine Kavanagh the successful applicants spent a week responding to circus-based work, meeting industry professionals, and pushing their…

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Photo: Kalena Leo

Circus Diaries goes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Posted on: 4 Aug 2016

Inspired by Unpack the Arts (a European project providing residencies for cultural journalists at twelve major arts festivals programming contemporary circus) Friday 5 August marks the first day of Circus Voices,  a week-long residency held at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Supported by Crying Out Loud, London’s Roundhouse and the Network of Independent Critics, Circus Voices  is a concentrated focus on circus for five writers/journalists.

Organised by Kate Kavanagh (

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