Dream way too big and forget not your purpose, but live every day like your life is a circus.

Over the last ten years MASH has created a space in Birmingham for circus, individuality, celebration, skill, equality and magic and those spells bound in 2011 have rippled through every year since. We’re a small team with a big passion to use circus in new ways. 

Our office and circus training space is based in Kings Heath Birmingham.
We offer classes, courses, parties, festival and school workshops and make live and digital shows with young people and community.

Creativity gives us freedom, circus gives us capability and community keeps us strong.

When you have this motto running through your life it’s hard to not want to pass it onto others and use what you’re passionate about to create a better future. Our story began in 2011 and was founded by Joe Fearn, a travelling circus performer with a huge passion for education.


Dream way too big and forget not your purpose but live every day like your life is a circus!

We’re a small team with a big heart! We work with freelancers all over the UK on various projects and bring together community performers and professionals.
Meet the team… 

Office Team

Joe Fearn

Company Director

Jill Arbuckle

Senior Administrator

Jenni Edmunds

Development Coordinator

Nate Wells 

Digital & Social Media Apprentice

Penny Barrett

Circus Coach

Liz Sifford

Circus Coach

Raquel San Gregorio

Circus Coach

Michael Standen

Circus Coach

Rhian Motion

Circus Coach

Rachel Boxley

Circus Coach

Nate Ballew

Creative Coach

Nerina Ivasika

Circus Coach

Once upon a circus…

I always loved gymnastics, dance and theatre. Any excuse to show off! So I leapt at the chance to join a cultural exchange programme in America and spend the summer at circus school. It was the perfect worry-free life; setting up a show, making people happy and then doing it all over again. Year after year, I went back. We travelled across 35 different states, living in trailers, buses and hotels. It was the circus life of books and childhood dreams. But I worried about where I was going next. I wanted a career so I started by trying to get a job. With no qualifications and no clue what I was looking for, I struggled.

So I did what I knew and loved, and in 2011 started a circus class (with one member). And just like that, Circus Mash was born. 10 years later, one class became forty and Circus Mash is the heart of Birmingham’s community circus; my inner mood board painted across the city.

But it didn’t stop there. Creating shows and performing were always on my mind. So, inspired by my love of fashion and creativity, House of Mash emerged. A way to share dance, song and spoken word in all its hope and glory. And to showcase the incredible young people who inspire me every single day

Joe Fearn, Founder and Director


Space Plans

Space Plans

An online space to connect circus teachers, performers and enthusiasts with tools for motivation and mental balance. We help generate income streams for artists and introduce the power of circus to a wider world. One mind, body and circus at a time!

Circus Mash

Circus Mash

Circus skills to empower, energise and encourage you to achieve your impossible. We develop skills through creative classes, workshops and courses and create high quality shows with you, our community members.

House Of Mash

House Of Mash

Cutting-edge performances that inspire conversation. We create eye-opening acts to elevate events and animate spaces (added jaw-dropping guaranteed). Your feel-good event will do good too. All our shows start with ideas and inputs from our youth collective, giving them opportunities on a Stage of Change.


Here are some of our highlight projects over the past 10 years.

A Halloween Surprise 2020

Fundraising for Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Partnership Project : MAD HATTERS

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