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Double Bill - SPIT and Cikada

We are so lucky to be surrounded by so many people of such great talents. We are even luckier to have the opportunity to host some of their work in progress!

Join us on Sunday 24th June, 7.30pm for a stunning display of acrobatics and daredevil antics.

Cikada Two acrobats create a world between the harmonious and the absurd. In this world, lines are blurred between human and nature. Ali Stanger and Henrik Gard create a mutual acrobatic language of finesse and honesty. A fun, thoughtful and humorous display of rich imagery and dynamic riveting movement.

SPIT Push hard, stand up, and spit back. Stop being hijacked by the consumer culture, by spectacle, by tits and teeth and nipple tassels. This show is a celebration of the fierce and wild. Brutality balanced by beauty. Circus that challenges set ideas of gender stereotypes and female expectations in society. A political and evocative one-woman circus.

These two acts will be demonstrating what they have created so far, on this exploration of physicality and brutal honesty. These pieces are works in progress, so come along and show your support. Plus, get an eye full of some amazing acts before they jet off on their French Tour!

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased on the door, please email admin@belfastcircus.org to reserve your space.

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Youth Cabaret Feb 2018

Roll up, Roll up! It has come to the time when we will be showcasing the immense talent of our students with our Youth Circus Cabaret!

We will be joined by members of In Your Space Circus, Streetwise Community Circus and Community Circus Lisburn. This cabaret will demonstrate the talent that young performers across Northern Ireland have to offer. These skilled young folk will be showcasing their immense talents, and demonstrating how circus can bring us all together!

This event is part of Circus250, celebrating 250 years since the beginning of life in the ring. This gives us the opportunity to highlight just how inclusive the circus family is!

Come along for an evening of circus madness on Sunday 25th February @ 5pm! Tickets cost £5, and are available to purchase online or by cash at our Gordon Street office. Tickets will sell fast, so get yours while you can!

Youth Circus Cabaret

Christmas Shows 2017

Christmas has come around again and with it comes another amazing, cabaret style show from the Belfast Youth Circus, this year going with the theme of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Loved by Adults and children alike this years show promises to be bigger and better than ever but you will have to see it to believe it! Showcasing the skills and abilities of the highly talented Youth Circus as they perform festive treats in an action packed cabaret format. Featuring a cast of 74 young people who will present a spectacular show featuring juggling, acrobatics, dance, and aerial skills. There are 5 shows on over the weekend of Fri 15th - Sun 17th December, with one show on the Friday at 7pm and 2 shows daily on the Saturday and Sunday at 3pm and 6pm.

Tickets available NOW priced at £7.00 each, book fast as these tickets will be on sale to the general public next week so they will fly out! You can purchase through the paypal button on the website here:

Christmas Shows 2017

Alternatively you can arrange payment via Gocardless, or call in with cash/cheque - sales will only be confirmed upon payment.

Director Will Chamberlain

It is with great sadness that we learned last night of the passing of Will Chamberlain, Director and Chief Executive of Belfast Community Circus School.

This wonderfully charismatic man passed away peacefully yesterday evening, the 19th October, surrounded by his family.

Our thoughts and love are with his daughters Ellie and Bethany, and his great friend and confidante, Cath.

There is no doubt that Will, from arriving in Northern Ireland in the early 1990's was a tremendous driving force behind the Circus School and we would not be the envy of the world without his foresight, drive and ambition for us. Will was also a wonderful friend to us all, inspiring us with his vision, drive and determination and his utter belief that we could achieve the dream.

The work of the Circus School cannot be overstated and the impact it continues to have on thousands of young people today.

The world is a sadder place without him.

He will be missed terribly, but the Circus School will continue to pursue his dreams and work to make them a reality.

Arrangements for the celebration of his life will be released soon.

The Board of Trustees of Belfast Community Circus School, Alison Anderson Ed Adams Patrick Anderson Graham Erskine Julie Daly Peter Doran

Beginner E&M* classes - for adults

Here at the Belfast Circus, we are happy to announce the introduction of a brand new E&M* course on Tuesday evenings at St Martin's for adults!

*Equilibristics and Manipulation, also known as E&M, refers to circus skills involving balance and object manipulation. Whether that is with juggling balls, a diablo or devil sticks!

These classes are perfect for anybody who has an interest in circus, no matter your skill level!

So if you are interested in learning something new, come along and try your hand!

Dates: Tuesday 3rd October, Tuesday 10th October, Tuesday 17th October, Tuesday 24th October, Tuesday 7th November, Tuesday 14th November, Tuesday 21st November, Tuesday 28th November Time: 7.30pm-9.00pm Location: St Martin's Church, Newtownards Road Cost: £56

To book a space or find out more please email admin@belfastcircus.org or call 02890 236 007.

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