Back in October, Circomedia staff and students collaborated on a wonderful project in partnership with Bristol Museums and Culture24 celebrating 250 years of Circus.

Performers and exhibitions were scattered throughout the museum celebrating all aspects of circus history.  In the main entrance hall, Shakedown (Charles Brockbank, Dannick Chollet and Robin Dale) wowed the sell-out audience with an incredible display of juggling, bar flair and acrobatics. The evening came to a close with a showcase of skills from a variety of Circomedia friends, students and alumni. Doug Francisco, leader of Bristol company The Invisible Circus, assumed the role of ring master and hosted procedings with his characteristic wit and charm.

It was an incredible event and Circomedia were proud to be involved. If this leaves you inspired then take a look at our full-time courses (for ages 16+), our Youth Circus (ages 4 – 17) or our Adult Classes (for 18+).


Photo credit: André Pattenden