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Curtain Twitchen

Aerial-circus-stand-up fusion show. Mixing relatable stories of friendship, love and wine with jaw-dropping stunts on the aerial silks into a gossipy cabaret explosion, Aaron Twitchen takes comedy to highs you’ve never seen before… literally. As featured on BBC Radio 4 and tour support for Luisa Omeilan. An innovative new approach: intimate circus, led by stand-up comedy to a power-pop soundtrack. ‘Seriously talented. Hilarious, warm, energetic and capable of busting some awesome moves, Twitchen is a quadruple threat’ (Skinny). ‘Positive, fun, feel-good… best free fringe show I’ve seen’ (Scotsgay).

Free entry (donations on exit)

Cloud Swing Workshop

With: Jani Nightchild (http://www.nightchild.co.uk)

Dates: Sat 11th March 2017 from 2-6pm & Sun 12th March 2017 from 3-7pm
Places: 8 in each workshop.
Price: £40.00

BOOK ON HERE

 

We are thrilled to be bringing the fabulous Jani Nightchild back for two dates in March for a beginners Cloud Swing workshop. NoFit State performer Jani has just finished performing  in London South Bank Winter Showcase with Bianco and is now back in Birmingham ready to share his phenomenal skills with you! This workshop is open to beginners and those with aerial experience. Please email info@circusmash.co.uk if you have any questions about the workshop. These spots are going to be snapped  so we recommend you get in there quick!
Please note that we need to hit minimum numbers to run this workshop. A full refund will be given should we not meet this. 

Check out a short film about Jani…

Cyr Wheel Workshop Sunday 7th May’17

Date: Sunday 7th May 2017 – 3.00-7.00pm
Places: 12
Price: £40

We are very excited to bring back Torwood Wheelers based in Ipswitch for a beginners Cyr Wheel workshop. This workshop is open to those with little or no experience and want to gain a good foundation of this skill.
Cancellation Policy: The final date you can cancel this workshop with a refund is March 16th 2017.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU BOOK FOR YOUR CORRECT HEIGHT.

Midlands Circus Network Skills Share

Attention, attention! Calling all circus practitioners, teachers, and performers…
CircusMASH invites you to Midlands Circus Network Skills Exchange, bringing the Midlands circus community together to share skills and teaching methods, discuss current events in circus, address challenges we may be facing and have a catch up with each other.

As the climate for the arts is constantly changing, we believe strength comes in numbers from integral relationships, partnerships and collective standards within our region. We’re working in partnership with National Centre for Circus Arts and NoFit State Circus to have a chat and explore one another’s methods of madness!

Sessions will be lead by CircusMASH, National Centre for Circus Arts and NoFit State Circus, however we are offering a limited number of 5-minute slots for attendees to present their organisation… or whatever you fancy! (Pechu Kupa style… kind of)

We are really excited to share our passion, knowledge and experience of circus in the Midlands with and we invite you to do the same!

The event is free to attend, but please register your interest by emailing info@circusmash.co.uk with subject reading “Midlands Circus Network” and let us know if you fancy a presentation slot.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Cyr Wheel Workshop Saturday 6th May’17

Date: Saturday 6th May 2017 – 1.30-5.30pm
Places: 12
Price: £40

We are very excited to bring back Torwood Wheelers based in Ipswitch for a beginners Cyr Wheel workshop. This workshop is open to those with little or no experience and want to gain a good foundation of this skill.
Cancellation Policy: The final date you can cancel this workshop with a refund is March 16th 2017.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU BOOK FOR YOUR CORRECT HEIGHT.

Swingamajig aerial workshop 2017

Have you ever wanted to try out aerial acrobatics? CircusMASH are thrilled to be joining up with Swingamajig 2017 to offer a two hour, swing themed aerial workshop party.

Book your spot here

Taking place on Saturday 29th April, the day before Swingamajig, we’ll be focusing on learning Trapeze, Aerial Silks and Hoop. We’ll ensure that you have an absolutely fabulous time, going away knowing you achieved something that you never thought you would right before the evening dancing commences.

There is absolutely no experience needed to join in the fun. Can’t wait to see you! Please wear something quite tight fitting that covers your knees, mid-riff and armpits and prepare yourself for two hours of crazy. Do not forget the camera!This workshop takes place at CircusMASH, All Saints Centre, Kinge Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RA.

Hand Balance Workshop with Matt Jones

Matt’s back in Birmingham at the end of the year and will be running a Hand Balance workshop on December 15th from 6-8.30pm. Get it in your diary now as spaces are going to go quick! Ever wanted to properly train a handstand? Matt works through strength and conditioning techniques to develop your handstand.

BOOK IN HERE

Matt has worked with us for the past three years and has recently ventured to London to the National Centre for Circus Arts degree programme. He will be back for the month of December and we are very excited to have him back for this workshop.

 

Date: Thursday 15th December
Time: 6-8.30pm
Where: CircusMASH, All Saints Centre, 2 Vicarage Rd, Birmingham, B14 7RA.
Price: £25.00

 

Aerial Silks & Hoop Workshop- The Amazing Ari

 

With The Amazing Ari on Thursday 22nd September
To book on please email joe@circusmash.co.uk and reserve your place. 

A worldwide sensation is coming to CircusMASH! We are very excited.
Click here to visit The Amazing Ari’s website

Aerial Silks @  6:00pm-7:30pm £40 (Please come 15 minutes early for a self warm up)
Aerial Hoop @ 7.30pm-9.00pm £40 (Please come 15 minutes early for a self warm up)
Or book both for £60.00

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Location: CircusMASH, All Saints Centre, 2 Vicarage Rd, Birmingham, B14 7RA.

This workshop is mixed level, focusing on sequences, conditioning exercises for core strength and some great dynamic drops. Places will be limited so book in early. This may be the last chance we can get Ari here for some time!

Kings Heath Square- 30th July 2016

Every year we believe that Kings Heath should have a day dedicated to Circus each summer. For the last two years we have brought you FLOAT and The CircusMASH Challenge and this year we are bringing in Hullabaloo. Our events on the square are something that we pay completely for, and give to the community for free. We do this as we love our area and our community. Please join us this year for the biggest and best event yet. We’ve listened to your feedback over the last couple of years and this year you will see some amazing additions… and of course… some street food!

 

Date: 30th July 2016
Event: Hullabaloo on the square…
Location: Kings Heath Square, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RA
Time: 1-3pm
FREE FOR ALL

 

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Partner Acrobatics Thursday 8.00-9.30pm

This six week partner acrobatics course will throw you into the world of Acro. You will work with others to develop balance poses and dynamic motions whilst strengthening your core and increasing your will power. This course is lead by world pole doubles champion and international performer Jade Tinkler.

This is a mixed level course for those with experience and beginners.

Start: 16th February 2017
End: 23nd March 2017

Dates:  Every Thursday from 16th February  Times: 8.00-9.30pm
Cost: £79.00 per course BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE

Jewellery Quarter Festival- 23rd July 2016

We are very excited to be part of this amazing festival for its second year. Last year we brought you FLOAT! and this year, prepare yourself for Hullabaloo. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Date: 23rd July 2016
Event: Jewellery Quarter Festival
Location: Golden Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.
Time: 2-4pm
FREE FOR ALL

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CoCoMAD Festival

We are thrilled to be part of CoCoMAD. It is an amazing festival, ran by amazing people and so happy that this is our fourth year and to celebrate we are bringing Hullabaloo to the festival. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Date: 2nd July 2016
Event: CoCoMAD Festival
Location: Cotteridge Park, Kings Norton, Birmingham.
Time: 2-3pm & 4-5pm
FREE FOR ALL

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Free Weekend Frolics!

Come and join a weekend of Free circus frivolity! We are inviting Brum into our circus school for loads of exciting circus workshops, professional training, performances, networking and just generally to come say hello. If you have ever wanted to leanr more about circus in our region or our mission in the community, then this is a perfect opportunity to experience our work first hand.
 
So go on and save the date! More details will soon follow, including a weekend schedule so keep your eyes peeled on this page and join our event page on Facebook.
 
If you’re interested in performing or helping out with the weekend, please email info@circusmash.co.uk**
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German Wheel Workshop

We are thrilled to announce a weekends worth of Beginners German Wheel workshops ran by wheel artists Konrad Kantorowski and James Gardiner. You do not need any experience to take part in these workshops.

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As the world spins… so will you in the German Wheel. You will be taken through the core foundations of movement in the wheel, how to control both the wheel and your body. You will work through a series of  tricks by yourself and/or with a partner. You do not need to have any experience but a good level of fitness is required. If you have any questions, please email joe@circusmash.co.uk.
PLEASE NOTE that you need to be at least 5ft 2″ to take part in this workshop. This is because of wheel sizes available. There will be one wheel between two people in this workshop. You will be partnered with someone of similar height.
NOTE: If you book onto this workshop please email joe@circusmash.co.uk with your exact height. We MUST know this in advance to ensure wheel sizes are correct. 
Date: 11th & 12th June 2015 (1.30-5.30pm)
Time: 1.30-5.30pm
Location: CircusMASH, All Saints Centre, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RA
Price: £40.00
Trainers: Konrad Kantorowski and James Gardiner.
Places: 10 (One wheel between two people).

Trapeze with Gaynor Godiva

Single Point, Double and Triple Trapeze with Gaynor Godiva of Circus Vogue. www.circusvogue.com
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Saturday 16th of April, 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Price is £40
Spaces: 10
In this 4 hour workshop, you will explore your choice in Trapeze whether spinning on the Single Point Dance Trapeze or perhaps working with someone on Doubles Trapeze. We will also be rigging our Triple Trapeze, a 3 sectioned trap bar, so you will be able to explore working in synchronistic bliss with other participants. You are welcome to book on this workshop as a pair or with a group, or come along and fly solo!

Gaynor Godiva is one of the UK’s leading Aerial Trainers and Choreographers and has over twenty years experience teaching and choreographing Aerial and has always pioneered Contemporary Circus which is reflected in her work. Although she is multi-faceted and talented in an array of disciplines, she has a particular speciality in forms of Trapeze.Link to Reflection

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CircusMASH Personalised Embroidered Baseball Jacket

Kids Personalised Embroidered Baseball Jacket
Colours: Moondust Grey, Mint Green, Lavender Purple, Baby Blue. 
Sizes: Age 
3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/11, 12/13
£30.00
Ladies Personalised Embroidered Baseball Jacket
Colours: Moondust Grey, Mint Green, Lavender Purple, Baby Blue.

Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Xtra Large
£30.00

Mens Personalised Embroidered Baseball Jacket
Colours: Moondust Grey, Mint Green, Lavender Purple, Baby Blue.
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Xtra Large
£30.00

Please swing by to our space in Kings Heath or contact us by email or phone if you’d like to get hold of one of our personalised embroidered baseball jacket!

‘Live Everyday’ CircusMASH Hoody

Kids Hoody
Colours: Moondust Grey,  Baby Blue. 
Sizes: Age 
3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/11, 12/13
£25.00
Ladies Hoody
Colours: Moondust Grey, Mint Green, Lavender Purple, Baby Blue.

Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Xtra Large
£30.00

Mens Hoody
Colours: Moondust Grey, Mint Green, Lavender Purple, Baby Blue.
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Xtra Large
£30.00

Please swing by to our space in Kings Heath or contact us by email or phone if you’d like to get hold of one of our Hoodies!

‘Live Everyday’ CircusMASH T Shirt

Kids Shirts
Colours: Grey & Blue
Sizes: Age
3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/11, 12/14
£10.00
Ladies Shirts
Colours: Grey & Blue

Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
£10.00

Mens Shirts
Colours: Grey & Blue
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
£10.00

Please swing by to our space in Kings Heath or contact us by email or phone if you’d like to get hold of one of our shirts!

MAD WORLD DVD ORDER

Enter into the pendulum, where crazy meets you and takes you on your journey to remember something that you forgot. Presented by the students and trainers at CircusMASH we invite you along to Mad World, welcoming you in on December 9th at 7pm & Saturday 10th at 3pm and 7pm.

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Tickets: £6 Adults, £4 Children, Under 2’s go free (but you’ll need to sit them on your lap).
All money raised will go into the development of Circus Arts in the West Midlands.

Tickets are limited for each performance so please book early. There are only 100 seats per show so please book online to guarantee yourself a seat. Turning up on the day will not guarantee you a seat.
All you need on the door is your name that the booking was made in. 

Tickets can be purchased online here: SATURDAY 3pm HAS NOW SOLD OUT

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ORDER YOUR DVD OF THE SHOW HERE
We’ve had Mad World professionally filmed. Your DVD will be ready in January.


A Nightmare at CircusMASH

What a day we had on Tuesday last week! One of our rewards was s special treat for the kids in celebration of Halloween. We had decided a couple of month back to organise a fun day of games, treats, dress up and scary video making. We started at 10.30 on Tuesday with a fantastic bunch of kids all raring to go! In the morning Big Centre TV came out to run a story on us too…

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We played games, did some circus and then as we moved into the afternoon things got a little spookier. We dressed up we created a scary video for the parents…

Here a few shots of the day. It was an absolutely great day and we will be running this defiantly next year!

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CircusMASH Pen & Postcard

For a £10 donation to Operation Circus, you’ll get yourself a wicked CircusMASH Pen & an Operation Circus Postcard! Catch up on your correspondence in style! As you may know we don’t really like to do things by half around here so we’re promising you one of those fancy pens that you will never want to lose! That’s right… a TRUE circus pen that will be acrobat-ing right out of your hands and impressing you with a few stunts on the table.

The Pen: With our logo and website address on! A lovely purple, with a stunning soft finger grip for your writing pleasures…

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The Postcard:

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Who doesn’t want an Operation Circus postcard to treasure forever?

If you would like any further information on your reward please email joe@circusmash.co.uk. It should be with you by Christmas. Remember you are helping us to raise £15,000 to a new rig for our circus space in Kings Heath, to help us grow circus in Birmingham, Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Once you get your pen… we can’t promise that this very talented pen won’t take control of your hand! Be warned! They are our little minions…

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

Exclusive Circus Tote Training Bag

Well… this exclusive ‘Live everyday like your life is a circus’ tote bag is exactly what you need to be carting your life around in! 100% Combed Organic Cotton. Whether you are on the way to the gym or to do some circus training, carry your bag, dream way too big and inspire everyone around you.

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This reward is available for a £20 donation to our campaign. Your bag will be with you by Christmas! If you have any questions please email joe@circusmash.co.uk! Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

 

‘Brand New’ T-Shirt

For a £20 donation to Operation Circus we will reward you with our BRAND NEW ‘Live everyday like your life is a circus’ Tshirt, exclusive to our Operation Circus fundraising campaign! For your donation to help us raise money for a £15,000 aerial rig for our new space you could be strutting your stuff around Brum in one of these T’s!

Ladies Fit: Small, Medium, Large
Children’s: ExSmall (3-4) Small(5-7) Medium(8-10yrs) Large(11-12yrs) ExLarge(13-14yrs)
Available in grey or blue!

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Mens Fit: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
Children’s: ExSmall (3-4) Small(5-7) Medium(8-10yrs) Large(11-12yrs) ExLarge(13-14yrs)

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Your TShirt will be with you by Christmas! If you have any questions please email joe@circusmash.co.uk! Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

 

A Nightmare at CircusMASH- £25.00

Tuesday 27th October 2015 from 10.30-4pm

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Description: A Nightmare at CircusMASH invites your little haunt-lings (children aged from 7-16) a chance to run away for one day only to the spookiest event of circus ever to celebrate Halloween! Dress up is compulsory, ghoolish games and spine chilling circus is going down as we bob for apples and have a day of scary fun! We’ll be making a scary video to scare you parents so be prepared!

Location: CircusMASH, All Saints Centre, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RA

Price: £25.00 per child

Booking: This booking is taken for a £25 donation to Operation Circus. Click here to donate! 

What to bring: Bottle of water and fancy dress! Prize for the best dressed.

 

 

3 Month Juggle Club Pass

Always fancied learning to juggle but not quite got the knack? Or maybe you want to move on from the 3 balls routine onto something a bit more adventurous. This reward gives you a 3 Month Juggle Club pass, which is 12 sessions worth of friendly and knowledgeable help from our expert jugglers. You can even spread the 12 sessions over 6 months to give you more practice at home time. Amaze your friends and impress strangers with your new skills!12 sessions over 6 months to give you more practice at home time.

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Juggle Club happens EVERY Friday at 6.30-8.00pm. Click here for more information on our juggle club. If you have any questions about this reward please contact joe@circusmash.co.uk. Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

30 Hour Open Practice Pass

A 30-Hour Open Practice pass entitles you to use our open training space for aerial, equilibristic, manipulation or acrobatics, plus the use of our equipment. With this reward you will also get yourself a pot of CircusMASH rosin for times of slippy grip! Open space is supervised so if you get into any tangles and need help someone will be there to help you!

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Open Training Space times: 
Monday’s from 1.00-3.30pm
Thursday’s 1.00-3.30pm
Sunday’s 1.30-3.30pm (Selected Sunday’s only). Please see this link for more details. 

Equipment Available:
Aerial (silks, rope, trapeze, hoop, straps)
Manipulation (juggling balls, clubs, scarves, poi, diablo, cigar boxes, staff, hula hoops)
Equilibristic (Tight wire low and high, stilts, rolling globe, roll bola)
Acrobatic (Crash Mats, gym mats, cyr wheel)

 

Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

 

‘Brand New’ Circus Hoody!

For a £35 donation to Operation Circus we will reward you with our BRAND NEW ‘Live everyday like you life is a circus’ Hoody, exclusive to our Operation Circus fundraising campaign! Winter’s chill can’t penetrate these high quality CircusMASH hoodies.  Your donation will help us to raise £15,000 for an aerial rig for our new space. Make sure you strut your stuff around Brum in one of these Hoodies!

Colours Available: Grey, Mint & Purple
Sizes Available:
Children’s Small, Medium, Large.
Adult: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large

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Your Hoody will be with you by Christmas! If you have any questions please email joe@circusmash.co.uk! Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

Circus For Adult Beginners… for you and a friend.

Circus for adult beginners for you and your friend! So you may have always wanted to run away and join the circus… and now you can! Donate £40 and secure yourself…

1 x Aerial taster for you and a friend. 

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The following classes are available (Click link for more info)
Mixed Aerial: Monday’s 6.30.8.00pm
Beginners Trapeze: Tuesday’s 6.30-8.00pm
Beginners Aerial Hoop: Tuesday’s 8.00-9.30pm
Beginners Aerial Silks: Wednesday’s 8.00-9.30pm

1 x Hula Hoop taster for you and a friend…

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Hula Hoop class is every Thursday from 8-9pm. Click her for more information on this class. 

1 x Circus Conditioning for you and a friend…

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This class will get you very strong, very toned, very quick! Every Thursday 5.30-6.30pm. Click here for more information on this class. 

Two week juggle juggle club pass for you and a friend!

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Come along to our sociable juggling club and learn how to juggle, poi, diablo… and the rest! Every Friday 6.30-8.30pm. Click here for more information on the juggling club. 

You will have 9 months to use this reward. Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

 

Customised, Embroidered CircusMASH American style Jacket.

Now this is one to really get excited about! You may have seen Joe & Zaq walking around in their new jackets, and for a while Zaq said he wanted them all for himself… ‘he had to keep up his style’ he said! Well… after being bombarded with requests he finally gave in and we’re opening these jackets up for a reward. This reward is up for grabs for £40.

You can choose to have your name on if you wish.

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These jackets come in:
Kids Age 3-4
Kids Age 5-6
Kids Age 7-8
Kids Age 9-11
Kids Age 12-13
Adult XS
Adult S
Adult M
Adult L
Adult XL

They are purple and grey, with gold and purple embroidery. They should be with you by Christmas!

Remember, by donating to Operation Circus you are helping us to raise £15,000 to purchase a new rigging system for the space in Kings Heath. If you have any questions on this reward please email joe@circusmash.co.uk!

Aerial Photo Shoot! Two unique styles…

If you have ever wanted to have some fancy aerial photos done with lights, costumes and the whole shabang… now is your chance… or maybe you want some natural light photos? This reward entitles you to a photo shoot on equipment of your choice. We have two styles for you to choose from. AVAILABLE FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN! 

Louise Williams Photography The fabulous Louise Williams will be doing a photo shoot  for those wanting some snazzy pics of themselves up in the air! 

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Samantha Lawson Photography The fabulous Sam Lawson has a very unique style of photography. Her photos are continuously published in Vogue Italia and she has a very contemporary approach.  

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The photo shoot will be organised after the campaign ends and will be at a time to suit everyone.  Here are some shots from Louise from one of our previous showcases. You will receive 5 shots… and can have them on whichever pieces of equipment you like. If you have your own equipment then we can organise this for you too!

Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

 

 

Exclusive Operation Circus Goody Bag!

Well, we thought after seeing all of the amazing new attire you’d probably want it all so we have wrapped up a special deal just for you! IT ALL!

An Operation Circus Goody Bag consists of:
1 x Hoody (Available in three colours and sizes from child to adult. Click here for more information on the hoodies) 

Hoody-MintPurple & Grey also available.

1 x Tshirt (Available in two colours and two styles. Sizes from child to adult. Click here for more information on the T’s) 

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1 x Tote Training Bag (This is to cart your life around in… Click here for more info on tote bag) 

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1 x CircusMASH Class of your choice: Please visit www.circusmash.co.uk and click on classes for a full list of classes and times. If you have any questions please email joe@circusmash.co.uk.

1 x CircusMASH pen (Have you heard of how acrobatic our pens are?).  Sure to improve your handwriting and destined to add some style to your correspondence. 

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& an Operation Circus postcard! We salute you!

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Your Goody bag will be with you by Christmas! Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

A Special Christmas Training Gift…

So it’s coming up to Christmas and we guess you are looking for something quite special and truly unique? We have put this special gift together for yourself or your loved ones to kickstart 2016 with some circus! We can promise you huge fitness and mindfulness benefits! Start 2016 as you mean to go on! Adult Reward!

Donate £80 and this fabulously special reward will give you the following:

6  Week beginners aerial course. You can choose which one you prefer:
Mixed Aerial (Trapeze, Hoop, Silks) Monday’s: 6.30-8.00pm
Static Trapeze: Tuesday’s 6.30-8.00pm
Aerial Hoop: Tuesday’s 8.00-9.30pm
Aerial Silks: Wednesday’s 8.00-9.30pm

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3 x Hula Hoop Sessions 

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Hula Hoop sessions happen on Thursday’s from 8-9.00pm. Please click here for more information on hula hoop sessions. 

2 x Silksercise Sessions. THE ULTIMATE circus workout!

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Ever heard of Silksercise? Once you start you will never give up. The best way to tone up and have fun all at the same time. Silksercise happens every Sunday from 10-11am. Click here for more information on Silksercise. 

Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

 

The Ultimate Circus Training pack!

The Ultimate Training is ready and waiting for you! A selection of classes & courses

So it’s coming up to Christmas and we guess you are looking for something quite special and truly unique? We have put this special gift together for yourself or your loved ones to kickstart 2016 with some circus! We can promise you huge fitness and mindfulness benefits! Start 2016 as you mean to go on! Adult Reward!

Donate £90 and this fabulously special reward will give you the following:

6  x aerial sessions. You can choose which one you prefer:
Mixed Aerial (Trapeze, Hoop, Silks) Monday’s: 6.30-8.00pm
Static Trapeze: Tuesday’s 6.30-8.00pm
Aerial Hoop: Tuesday’s 8.00-9.30pm
Aerial Silks: Wednesday’s 8.00-9.30pm
Advanced Silks: Wednesday’s 6.30-8.00pm
Movement & Choreography Thursday’s 6.30-8.00pm

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1 x Handstand Session

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Learn how to properly handstand with Matt Jones. Matt uses strengthening approaches through classes to develop correct technique for handstands. Great also for fitness! Tuesday’s 6.30-8.00pm. Click here for more information on this class. 

1 x Hula Hoop Session

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Hula Hoop sessions happen on Thursday’s from 8-9.00pm.Please click here for more information on hula hoop sessions. 

2 x Silksercise Sessions. THE ULTIMATE circus workout!

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Ever heard of Silksercise? Once you start you will never give up. The best way to tone up and have fun all at the same time. Silksercise happens every Sunday from 10-11am. Click here for more information on Silksercise. 

1 x Circus Conditioning Class

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Circus Conditioning uses aerial circus techniques to build core strength and body awareness. Great for aerialists but also great for the general public wanting an intense fun workout! Thursday’s 5.30-6.30. Click here for more info on this class. 

3 x Juggle Club

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Juggle Club happens EVERY Friday at 6.30-8.00pm. Click here for more information on our juggle club. If you have any questions about this reward please contact joe@circusmash.co.uk.

Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

 

Private Act Creation! Special Gift Idea.

We are very excited about this reward of which there are only 10 available! For this reward, you will have three 60 minute- private sessions with Joe (CircusMASH Director) and three open practice sessions in-between to create an act that is put together especially for you. Initially we will develop the technical side of your routine, developing your poses to suit you, we will then look at style, movement and choreography. This is a fab gift for those in love with aerial! 

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You get:
3 x Private sessions (60 Mins each)
3 x Open Practice Sessions (2.5 Hours each).
1 x Fabulous act at the end of it!

This reward is ideally done over three weeks at a time to suit. This can also work as part of a duet. Instructor: Joe. ONLY 10 AVAILABLE! If you have any questions please email joe@circusmash.co.uk. Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

90 Minute Aerial Party!

Grab this whopper! A 90 minute aerial party for adults or children for up to 8 people. We’ll work on the Aerial Silks & Trapeze! Maybe it’s your birthday coming up or you are looking some something special for your Hen Party, or maybe you just want to do something fun with your friends! We have you covered…

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Parties are available on Saturdays at 1.00pm & 3.30pm or Sunday’s at 1.30pm. Once the campaign has ended we’ll be in touch to book a date with you!

Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

Half Day Circus- Schools/Community

This reward entitles you to a half day ground workshop for up to 3 hours. This three hours can be split into 3 x 1 hour workshops or 6 x 30 minute workshops depending on how you would like to structure your day.

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The workshop will include juggling (balls, clubs, scarves), poi, diablo, hula hooping, cigar boxes, plate spinning & tight wire. It can take unto 30 people into each workshop. You can choose to use this 3 hours as ‘drop in’ where people can come and go as they please during the 3 hour workshop. This works more for community groups that are having a fun day.

You can use the workshop any time within the next 9 months. As soon as the campaign is ended we will be in contact with you to get a date together. If you have any questions before donating please email joe@circusmash.co.uk.

Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

Full Day Ground Workshop- Schools/Community

This reward entitles you to a FULL day ground workshop for up to 5 hours. This five hours can be split into 5 x 1 hour workshops or  7 x 45 minute workshops depending on how you would like to structure your day.

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The workshop will include juggling (balls, clubs, scarves), poi, diablo, hula hooping, cigar boxes, plate spinning & tight wire. It can take unto 30 people into each workshop (adults or children). You can choose to use this 5 hours as ‘drop in’ where people can come and go as they please during the 5 hour workshop. This works more for community groups that are having a fun day.

You can use the workshop any time within the next 9 months. As soon as the campaign is ended we will be in contact with you to get a date together. If you have any questions before donating please email joe@circusmash.co.uk.

Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

Corporate Team Building Workshop

For the Corporate Corporals out there! A £500 donation to our fundraising campaign will reward you an your staff with a two-hour CircusMASH Challenge- team building workshop for up to 30 staff! Bag yourself this heavily discounted reward and treat your staff to an extra special team building event!

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We will recapture the nostalgia everyone has as a child of the big top and create a bespoke programme to focus on tasks and skills that relate to day to day problem solving. Our programmes focus on team work, trust, respect, hard work and positive attitude, all of which will help create a unique atmosphere for your team building day to excite your staff and get them using their brain and body together in sync. Your breath will be taken away when you see what your team member can accomplish in a short span of time and how that will translate into a positive approach to every day work. This is a unique experience that will bring your team together like they have never been together before, challenging them to work together to create a spectacular display of circus delight!

Once the campaign has ended we will be in touch to organise a date for the team building workshop. If you have any questions please email joe@circusmash.co.uk. Remember, you are helping fund circus in our community and the growth so we can help grow CircusMASH and reach more people! Circus is our passion, community is our purpose!

Click here to donate and grab this reward now! 

Aerial Umbrella Workshop

Aerial Umbrella workshop with the fabulous Jade Tinkler

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As the aerial world tips in all directions, so does the creativity of contemporary circus equipment… and being in England we must never must be left without an… umbrella! A unique aerial prop that allows you to creatively combine vocabulary from the aerial hoop and pole. This is an aerial skill you are absolutely sure to fall in love with.
This workshop will have aerial hoops up and available to use.
Date: 7th May 2016
Time: 1.30-4.30pm 
Time: 5.00-8.00pm 
Date: 8th May 2016
Time: 1.30-4.30pm
Location: CircusMASH, All Saints Centre, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RA
Price: £40.00
Trainer: Jade Tinkler (UK Pole Champion)
Places: 8 (OPEN TO THOSE WITH INTERMEDIATE AERIAL EXPERIENCE) 
All bookings from now will go into SUNDAY 1.30-4.30pm workshop. 

MASHDEALS & VOUCHERS

 

We have a range of gift vouchers & Mash Deals for you to get your teeth stuck into.
Gift Vouchers Available:
£15 Aerial Class
£79 6 Week Aerial Course
£35 60 Minute Private Circus Session
£45 90 Minute Private Circus Session

Buy a Gift Card HERE

 

 

 


 

Monday’s MASHDEAL

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MONDAY’S MASHDEAL- Operation General!
6 x Mixed Aerial Sessions
1 x Silksercise
2 x Open Practice
1 x Circus Flexibility
1 x Juggle Club… All for £89.00

There are only 10 of Monday’s MASHDEAL available. Click here to buy! 

In celebration of the opening of the new CircusMASH space in Kings Heath we are firing seven different MASHDEALS out of our cannon from Monday 24th August-Sunday 31st August. We’ll release one deal per day and each deal will only have 10 available. They will wrap together circus training and fitness classes into irresistible packages.

Money raised be thrown into our fundraising campaign ‘Operation Circus’ to help build a better circus school in Kings Heath. We are currently in need of a rigging system and some new circus equipment. Help a fab caused and get fit the fun way… along the way! Make sure you check our facebook everyday to see the new deal.

Any questions, please email joe@circusmash.co.uk!

6 Wk Hand Balancing Course Tuesday’s 6.30-8.00pm

Tuesday’s 6.30-8.00pm with Matthew Jones.
You can come along to a one off session of this class if you wish but it works better for your development if you can come along to a 6 week course.
New Course Start Dates:  
26th January & 8th March. This is a rolling course so course dates will be released at the end of February for April courses.

Book: Drop in Sessions until next course start.

When clicking the course you want you will be lead to our booking site. Please ensure you opt to make a ‘recurring’ booking for 6 weeks and select the date range. 

Book: Course Start 26th January 2016

Book: Course Start 8th March 2016

Description: Ever wanted to properly train a handstand? We are thrilled to get going with these amazing classes that will focus on conditioning your bodies posture to correctly hold your stands. Each week watch your flexibility and core build and your handstands just grow! Open to beginners/intermediates.

Class Size: 10 Maximum.

Location: CircusMASH, All Saints Centre, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RA

Drop in: £10.00 (Drop in sessions must be booked in advance)
Block Book 6 Weeks: £49.00.

What to Bring: Some water!

Questions? Email info@circusmash.co.uk

We use MINDBODY for bookings and you can download the ‘MINDBODY CONNECT’ app to make your booking experience much easier.
Click here to download the App to make for a more efficient booking experience 

Summer School 2015

Date: 27th July-31st July 2015
Time: 10.30-4pm every day
Location: CircusMASH, All Saints Centre, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RA
Price: £149.00

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ON TO OUR SUMMER SCHOOL. Please  create a ‘parent profile’ and then you can add your children. 

After a year away we are absolutely thrilled to be bringing CirqueStars BACK! And we are starting the fun off with a week long CirqueStars summer school for kids aged 8-16 from July 27th-July 31st 2015 at our new circus space in Kings Heath.

The week will run from 10.30-4pm each day and each child will experience a variety of circus skills including acrobatics, aerial arts, balance and manipulation. The first part of the week will be dedicated to everyone trying everything, and the latter part of the week they will focus their attention on one skill to work towards a showcase for friends and family on Friday afternoon.

SKILLS INCLUDE

Tight Rope, Rolling Globe, Rola Bola, Stilt Walking
Aerial Arts (Including Trapeze, Aerial Silks, Rope and more)
Juggling, Plate Spinning, Diablo, Poi, Cigar Boxes
Ground Acrobatics, Partner Acrobatics, Dance

CircusMASH offer progressive training for people interested in a career in circus arts, and offer individuals training and the necessary skills to further develop their training all over the world. Circus is a growing art form and the life skills attained from tasting a little bit of circus go far beyond that of any other performing art. Come and get your circus on!

What to wear: Something that covers your knees, middle and underarms, that is comfortable to move around in. No sequins, stick-out bits, zips or jewellery.

What to bring: A packed lunch and a huge smile.

 

 

Cyr Wheel Beginner/Intermediate with Jo Moss

Date: 24th May 2015
Time: 2.00pm-5.00pm
Location: CircusMASH, All Saints Centre, Kings Heath, B14 7RA
Places: 6 (One wheel between 2 people)
Price: £45 per person
THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO PEOPLE BETWEEN 5’7.5 & 6’2 IN HEIGHT. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK IF YOU ARE NOT IN THIS RANGE AS THERE WILL NOT BE A WHEEL TO FIT YOU.

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We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing the fantastic Jo Moss to Birmingham for a Beginner & Intermediate Cyr Wheel Workshop! The first workshop of it’s kind to be brought to Birmingham

A little about Jo…
Leaving for France at 17 he trained full-time in Circus. With his skills recognized he was approached and soon started training at the prestigious ESAC. École Superior des Arts de Cirque in Brussels. Highly trained in Acrobatics, dance and theatre Jo found his performance partner and specializes in the Cyr wheel. Jo is currently recognized as one of the top Cyr wheel artists in the world. Now teaches master-classes in France and England to industry professionals . After graduating with distinction for his BA degree in circus arts his clear talent has taken him to the Olympic Ceremonies, Cirque De Soliel, Franco Dragone, The Box London Soho, Cirque Bijou and performing personally for the royal family of UAE in Dubia.

His latest film credit is due for worldwide release in January 2015. With Jo as one of the principle leads in Documentary made in association with Cirque De Soliel and Camera Boreal. Recently out for worldwide release is the latest LG commercial. Jo has the leading role in the commercial, using his acting and acrobatic skills together.

Cyr Wheel Beginner with Jo Moss

Date: 24th May 2015
Time: 10.00am-1.00pm
Location: CircusMASH, All Saints Centre, Kings Heath, B14 7RA
Places: 6 (One wheel between 2 people)
Price: £45
THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO PEOPLE BETWEEN 5’7.5 & 6’2 IN HEIGHT. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK IF YOU ARE NOT IN THIS RANGE AS THERE WILL NOT BE A WHEEL TO FIT YOU.

We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing the fantastic Jo Moss to Birmingham for a Beginner Cyr Wheel Workshop! The first workshop of it’s kind to be brought to Birmingham.

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A little about Jo…
Leaving for France at 17 he trained full-time in Circus. With his skills recognized he was approached and soon started training at the prestigious ESAC. École Superior des Arts de Cirque in Brussels. Highly trained in Acrobatics, dance and theatre Jo found his performance partner and specializes in the Cyr wheel. Jo is currently recognized as one of the top Cyr wheel artists in the world. Now teaches master-classes in France and England to industry professionals . After graduating with distinction for his BA degree in circus arts his clear talent has taken him to the Olympic Ceremonies, Cirque De Soliel, Franco Dragone, The Box London Soho, Cirque Bijou and performing personally for the royal family of UAE in Dubia.

His latest film credit is due for worldwide release in January 2015. With Jo as one of the principle leads in Documentary made in association with Cirque De Soliel and Camera Boreal. Recently out for worldwide release is the latest LG commercial. Jo has the leading role in the commercial, using his acting and acrobatic skills together.

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Join us in a world of ice and ash, as we delve deep into an Icelandic night to explore the creatures that stir below a frosty wonderland. This piece was privately commissioned and is now available as entertainment for a variety of audiences.

Please email zaq@circusmash.co.uk for enquiries and booking information.

“ROAD TRIP”- National Centre for Circus Arts. 11th May 2015

The National Centre for Circus Arts in partnership with CircusMASH present Road Trip.

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CIRCUS is now firmly in the spotlight. CIRCUS is everywhere. We are seeing more and more CIRCUS on television and more importantly live in theatres, tents, fields and on street corners across the UK. More than ever, people are now seeing and enjoying CIRCUS, either as part of an audience or as participants.
Since our re-launch in March 2014, the National Centre for Circus Arts have been working hard to raise the profile of circus by speaking directly with key decision makers, stakeholders, funders and politicians, explaining some of the challenges you as circus artists and circus companies face. One of our key aims is to ensure that circus is not forgotten or dismissed when the arts are being discussed or debated at any level.
We, the National Centre for Circus Arts, want to find out what is happening, where it is happening and how together, we can try to make it even better.
We were thrilled when the voice of circus responded along with us, to the Government’s consultation around Tax Relief for Theatre, thus ensuring that circus was mentioned and included in the bill. As a result of this positive and collective action, circus will now benefit from this significant cash benefit.
We now want to learn more about what is happening in your area and find out what else is on everyone’s minds. Perhaps then we can see if there are any other initiatives we could take on as a sector. We can then create a model of mutual support that allows circus, not only to survive in these challenging times but also to thrive and flourish both artistically and economically.
On the 11th of May 2015 we will be holding an open day hosted by CircusMASH UK at their new home at The Old Church Hall, All Saints Centre, 2 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, B14 9DH in Birmingham, from 10.30am to 4.00pm. CircusMASH UK will be introducing us to you and everyone involved in circus in your area as part of our 2015 NCCA Road Trip around the UK. We are thrilled to be working with CircusMASH UK on this project and sincerely hope that you will be able to join us.

We will be happy to listen to and discuss the issues and challenges that we all face:
• Are health and safety and keeping up with ever changing legislation giving you sleepless nights?
• Do you have niggling doubts about the rigour of your Safeguarding for Young People policy?
• Are you pacing the floor worrying about where the next grant will come from and how you are going to persuade a local philanthropist to support your next big ambition?
Let’s put our heads together to come up with the answers and plan how together, we can overcome these challenges.
Please think carefully about the topics you’d like to discuss in advance and come fully prepared with your questions and comments so that on the day, we can shape an agenda that is in some way relevant to you. We would rather everyone went away knowing that their question has been asked, carefully considered and hopefully answered.
Whilst we may not have all the answers, we do have a skilled and knowledgeable team here at the National Centre for Circus Arts, all of whom have firm links with likeminded performers, producers and circus companies throughout the UK and beyond. We are all confident that together we can begin to map the issues that are being faced by circus artists, companies and organisations and that we can then begin to work together to find the answers and solutions and continue to generate mutual support across the country.
Please contact Zaq at Zaq@circusmash.co.uk or on 07552469781 to confirm your attendance on the 30th of April.
We look forward to seeing you.

Kate White & Jane Rice-Bowen
Joint CEO, National Centre for Circus Arts

Double Trapeze Beginner Workshop

With Joe Fearn
March 7th 2014 @ 1.30-4.00pm
Location: Creation Climbing Centre, B12 9AA
Places: 8. Places still available on this  workshop.
Please note you must have some experience in aerial to partake in a doubles workshop. If you are unsure of your abilities please email info@circusmash.co.uk to ask. 

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Please  email info@circusmash.co.uk for more information on this workshop….

NEW Adult Tshirts

Win a CircusMASH TShirt

Start Date: 5th January 2015
End Date: 9th January 2015

It’s competition time! Would you like to win one of our new fair-trade organic cotton T-shirts? Of course you would! To enter just follow these 3 steps:

1. Visit Facebook and like the photo… https://www.facebook.com/circusmash/photos/a.574142585979001.1073741841.161897463870184/834887936571130/?type=1&theater

2. COMMENT below with why you think Birmingham benefits from circus

3. SHARE the status…

Then on Friday, we will randomly pick a winner who will get to choose their new shirt!

Ready… Set…. Circus!!!

Rombonga

An animalistic journey of circus wonder
FLOAT is available outdoor but can be adapted for indoor space. 

Rombonga is a two hour circus experience geared towards community engagement. Watch the human animals fly through the skies and tumble through the crowd. Don’t forget to hop on the lions back and take your turn on the Trapeze.

For more information email info@circusmash.co.uk

Next Terms Show

Our CirqueStars Youth Programme is currently on hold until Mid-2015. This is because all of our time is currently being taken up getting our new Midlands Circus Centre ready for opening in May 2015. Once we’re settled in, this programme will be up and running again in a bigger and better space. If your little ones are interested in being part of our next CirqueStars show please email info@circusmash.co.uk to be put on our interested list. You can also keep your eye’s peeled on this page or join our Facebook to be kept up to date: CircusMASH UK In the mean time, why don’t you have a sneaky peak at Joe & Kerys on the Duo Rola Bola from one of our other shows…

Aerial Straps Beginners course Thursday’s 6.30-8.30pm

With Katie Hill
Dates:
13th August, 20th August, 27th August, 3rd September (Thursdays)
Time:
6.30-8.30pm
Location: CircusMASH, All Saints Centre, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RA
Suitable for beginners.
Price:
£99.00
Places: 5. 

THERE IS ONE DROP IN SPACE AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE! IF YOU WOULD LIKE ON ONE WEEK, PLEASE CONTACT joe@circusmash.co.uk.

This 4 week course is open to beginners and those with some experience. There are only 5 spots available and we are thrilled (and very lucky) to be getting Katie whilst she is on summer break. Katie has just finished her three years training degree at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London. We have had her up for some workshops in the past, and she is fab! 

 

HIRE US!

Let CircusMASH bring that magical sparkle of entertainment to your event. We have a large selection of performers available including acrobats, aerialists, stilt walkers, balance acts and a wide variety of walkabout and interactive entertainment.

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Boys & Girls… It’s time to get your circus on! Classes & term time programmes in circus arts available for 5-15 year olds. We welcome the youth of the Midlands to come and get involved in our Circus School in Birmingham.

Circus in the Park

Specially designed for parks and benches, we will bring you circus skill workshops and professional demonstrations on aerial and ground apparatus.You just won’t believe what you see hanging from the trees!