Bristol’s Fool Time (pictured) closes and a new school, Circomedia, opens in its place. Founded by Bim Mason and Helen Crocker, the school’s curriculum combines circus, street arts, physical theatre, Lecoq mime, and mask work. In 2005 Circomedia complete a major redevelopment of Bristol’s St Paul’s Church and open it as a training centre and venue, and in 2008 they launch a two-year Foundation Degree course. Over the years the school’s stream of graduates will form companies including Ockham’s Razor and Green Eyed Zero.