During the half term, our youth group were lucky enough to get to take part in the National Youth Circus Event. This is a weekend of incredible workshops of all areas of circus such as flying trapeze, juggling, unicycle and aerials, taught by incredibly talented professionals at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London. The event is attended by youth circuses from across the country, from Cornwall to Aberdeen and across Ireland! It was a full-on weekend full of workshops and games for the young people and very interesting and thought provoking sessions for us as facilitators. It’s amazing for the young people as they can try all the things we don’t have the equipment for in our lovely theatre space in Jacksons Lane.
Here is what the young people had to say about it:
It was super great! Lots of fun. It allowed me to try new and cool things in circus skills. It was quite challenging for the body and my muscles hurt :) Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity.
Circus was great! It gave me a chance to try so many things and improve my skills. I really enjoyed the wide variety of people.
Circus was really enjoyable and fun! The atmosphere was great and everyone I met was friendly and inviting. Having such an amazing space gave me the opportunity to try out new things which we had not tried before.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to the National Centre for Circus Arts for inviting us and putting on such an incredible weekend!