The history of UK circus

Posted on: 10 Jan 2019

Are you interested in the history of circus in the UK? Then take a look at our  Circus Timeline.

Inspired to find out more?  For an entertaining and quick read see The Guardian‘s Chainsaw Juggling, human cannonballs and Coco the Clown! The astounding 250 year story of circus, written by Lyn Gardner in January 2018… Read more

Circus Timeline

Posted on: 2 Jan 2019

Contemporary circus has more history than you might think as our Circus Timeline reveals.

Taking its starting point in the community and social circus movements of the late 60s and early 70s, the Circus Timeline marks a selection of the pivotal companies and events from six decades of UK contemporary circus.

In the long view, we see circus’ reliable ability to… Read more

Connecting with artists, audiences and professionals

20 December 2018

Posted on: 20 Dec 2018

Over the years, as well as presenting memorable events, Crying Out Loud has been instrumental in developing networks that promote artistic collaboration, skills exchange and sector development in the UK and internationally. In 2018 we connected artists, audiences and professionals in more places than ever.

Throughout the year, the Crying Out Loud team zig-zagged the world taking part in conferences and symposiums on the future development of contemporary circus. In… Read more