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The Hardcore Hand Balancer!

We love bringing people together at CircusMASH – and if we get a chance to bring them together and then turn them upside down that’s even better! We’ve just wrapped up a weekend of hand balancing; hosting two phenomenal teachers over two days of inversion training. Our lovely Kings Heath Circus HQ was full of […]

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A July 2017 Summer Update!

Hello circus explorers! We are CircusMASH, based in Kings Heath we spread circus as far and wide as we can. In the run up to 2018, the 250th year of Circus we are giving a lot of focus to our youth programme as we believe that circus is the most powerful tool to creatively engage […]

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A Round up of OPERATION CIRCUS!

I can’t quite believe it is all over! We are thrilled to have raised a whopping £3970 from our Operation Circus crowd funding campaign to go into our pot to raise £15,000 needed for a new rigging system for the circus space in Kings Heath. Here is a round up of the whole of Operation […]

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A Massive Thank You | NAME & FAME! It’s OVER!

Well that’s it! We can hardly believe it’s over! Over the last 28 days we have managed to raise £3970 from 68 backers! We want to say a massive thank you to those who have pledged and are continuing to support our campaign, and those who have become as involved as we were in the process. […]

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A Picture of CircusMASH for the future!

Today marks the final 1722nd day that CircusMASH has been running. It started very simply with very few classes and over the past (almost) five years we have come so far and the company has started to take hold of itself and understand who it is and where it is going. It is important to add […]

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A Celebration of Circus in Birmingham!

Happy Sunday circus peeps! So we only have today and tomorrow left on our Operation Circus crowd funder and we’ll be sad to see it come to an end… however, we’ve seemed to create quite a buzz around circus in Birmingham! Wahooooo! From 2004 through until 2010, when I would return to Birmingham between my travels there was […]

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ONE WEEK TO GO! Operation Circus!

It only seemed like yesterday we had one week to go before launching the actual campaign! WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE? Today marks our one week countdown until our Operation Circus crowd funder ends so now is your chance to pledge and receive a reward if you have been planning to but just haven’t gotten […]

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Gameshow Week! Story Time & the winners!

A huge thanks to those few that entered our game show week contest number one. There was only a few entries so a story wasn’t really gathered.. BUT NO FEAR! CircusMASH is here and we are going to take your lines, crumble them up and make some sense of them. Here goes… There once lived a […]

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DAY 14… NAME & FAME!

We are officially now TWO weeks in. It was two Tuesdays ago that we launched Operation Circus and since then we have had a fab 37 backers and raised just under £2500. We have another two weeks to go, we wanted to update our name and fame list. We want to say a massive thank you […]

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‘Why Circus’ Week Summary!

Last week we ran ‘Why Circus’ week. We wanted to let you know why we do circus, and what affect it has on our community! Take a look at this video for more information. We kicked off by my (Joe) telling my story of why I do circus. I’ve been working in circus now for […]

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The Story of Brian Conley!

So, here is the story behind my trip to visit Brian Conley to chat with him about helping push Operation Circus! I contacted Brian some months back as I knew he was coming to Birmingham with Barnum, and after reading reviews of the show I became very exited to hear that he had learned to walk […]

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Meet Lizzi! Day 8!

Welcome to Why Circus Week. As promised this week we will be taking you on a journey to learn why we do circus and what effect that this has on our community. This is Lizzi. We met Lizzi when she came to an aerial class in the very early stages of CircusMASH, and then as much […]

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A Huge Thank You- DAY 8!!!

Hello world. We are officially now ONE week in. It was last Tuesday that we launched Operation Circus and since then we have had a fab 27 backers which I wanted to say a big thank you to. We have now raised just over £1500! Another three weeks to go! As soon as we are a little […]

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Joe’s Blog- Day 7! Why Circus Works…

Afternoon everyone! I completely had the weekend off to refresh my head and now I am back on it as strong as ever trying to get this campaign to as many places as possible. Before you read any further… take a look at this ‘Why Circus’ video for a little taster of what to expect […]

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Joe’s Blog- Day 4

Welcome to day four! We’re on £1175! I wanted to update you on our latest commercial and let you in on the making of the commercial and how it came about… and obviously how much fun we had making it! If you haven’t yet seen it, take a look before reading this update! So it […]

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Joe’s Blog- DAY 3

Hello All! Day three and I’ve just checked we are on £1140- Wahoooo! I think the rewards are going down a treat and today we added another special one after everyone at the launch party complimented me on my new purple American style jacket! Here is a pic if you fancy getting one for yourself… You […]

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Joe’s Blog- Operation Circus DAY TWO!

Afternoon guys! Hope you’re having a fab day so far. Day two is happening right now! I am so pleased to say that we have so far raised £765 and by end of the day tomorrow we want to double it! If you are planning on grabbing a reward please help us out by donating […]

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Launch Day- Joe’s Blog!

Hi All, I’m Joe and I’m one of the two founders at CircusMASH. As you have probably heard I’ve been ranting on about Operation Circus on Facebook for the past three months and I can’t actually believe the time has sped by so fast… we are actually here! I wanted to keep you all up […]

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What Operation Circus FOUR WEEKS have in store!

Hi All, We hope you are as excited as we are about Operation Circus. Tomorrow is launch day and we want to fill you in on what is going to happen over the next 4 weeks! Introduction Week Week One (20th Oct-26th Oct) Attennntion! During week one we aim to introduce you to this campaign, […]

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The NEW space journey so far… in pictures!

So here is the full story, so far of our journey to a create a circus space for the community of Brummies wanting to get their circus on!  We wrote our initial proposals to All Saints Community Centre in July 2013 to take over the building and turn it into a circus space. The building […]

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Our time at the NYCE 2015

March 2nd 2015 So, it’s been a couple of weeks now since heading off down to London for the National Youth Circus Event and we wanted to tell you how we got on! Joe & Lizzi took Mackenzie, Beth, Poppy, Katie and Alice down to the NYCE 2015 and lots of fun was had. We […]

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Our NYCE 2015 Cabaret Rehearsals…

About a month ago we were absolutely thrilled to be chosen to be part of the National Youth Circus Event 2015, an event that has been running for the past six years where a number of Youth Circus’ spend a weekend together learning circus and meeting like minded people. We’d applied, and got given five […]

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We’re off to the National Youth Circus Event…

Five of our youth members have been selected to participate in the 2015 National Youth Circus Event (NYCE) at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London (NCCA) from the 13th-15th February. They will get to take part in a variety of circus workshops, circus training and meet other youth circus’ from all around the […]

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The Clear Out! Space is finally empty…

So about 10 months ago, we made a fundraising video to inform everyone of our plans of moving to All Saints Centre in Kings Heath. In this video, we said how we hoped that by January 2015 we’d be in our new home. Today we did the ‘CLEAR OUT’ and we felt so excited that […]

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Update on the Space

January 9th 2015

Week one into the new year and it’s all go go go! After 18 months in the making, post fundraising showcases, performances, circus challenges, raffles, competitions, countless support from business’ and community members we have reached our goal to renovate All Saints Centre’s old community hall to become our new home; a space dedicated to the growth of circus in our region… and this week we had our final meeting to prep the last few things before we move into the space. I hope you’re all as excited as we(…)READ MORE

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Introduction to our new Blog

January 5th 2015. Happy New Year everyone! As 2015 rolls in we have decided to roll out a brand new (fancy) blog to keep you all up to date with our efforts of driving circus arts through our region. From time to time people ask us ‘who are CircusMASH and what does it mean when […]

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