• Credit: Michel Nicolas

  • Artwork: Amy Lines

  • Artwork: Amy Lines

  • Artwork: Amy Lines

  • Artwork: Amy Lines

  • Artwork: Amy Lines

  • Artwork: Amy Lines

  • Artwork: Amy Lines

Circus Snapshot

Join us in a conversation: What can we do to ensure a resilient thriving circus sector in the future?

There has been a surge in the quantity and quality of companies, an increase in programming opportunities and a significant increased interest in circus-based performance from audiences across the country. But, in comparison to other art-forms, the sector infrastructure remains limited and there is a need for more high-level advocacy for it to thrive.

Working with a small advisory team, Crying Out Loud has commissioned Daisy Drury to lead on a qualitative research project to create a snapshot overview of the circus sector in England today.

The sector is invited to these four Regional Circus Conversations to review the research and create shared proposals to advance the planning, advocacy and actions for the future. The findings from this research will eventually be published online.

All are welcome to these free sessions, please register with your preferred date.

  • Dates

    Monday 20 January, 13:30 – 18:30, FREE please register
    The Lowry, Pier 8 The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ

    light refreshments will be provided and please note that     participants also have a complimentary ticket for the Lowry show, Zebra  by Wes Peden (20:00)

    Friday 31 January12:30 – 18:00, FREE please register
    Déda, 19 Chapel Street, Derby, DE1 3GU

    light refreshments will be provided

     

    Previous dates

    Thu 24 October, 11:15 – 15:30
    Trinity Centre’s Fyffe Hall, Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW (part of Bristol Circus City)

    Fri 08 November, 11:15 – 15:30
    National Centre for Circus Arts, Coronet Street, London, N1 6HD