Skylight Circus Arts presents – Generations

Skylight Circus Arts presents – Generations

Generations is Skylight Circus Arts latest collaborative performance project, where our Silver Circus Group and Older Youth Circus combine, to creatively explore ideas of ‘generation’ and create a public performance.


Working with Grania Pickard as deviser and director the group will look at what links generations together? What dreams do we share? What experiences separate us?

Material and ideas discovered during our creation weekend will help shape the development of the circus performance.

The company explodes into action this week.
The blog will be updated weekly as the action happens, so watch this space for more development on the project.

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Suitable for all ages

Friday 27th April 2018  7.30pm

Saturday 28th April 2018 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Skylight Circus Arts studio, St Chads Fold ROCHDALE


Photo Credit: Giles Bennett


The Brain Behind The Circus

The Brain Behind The Circus

Skylight Circus Arts has been working in partnership with Nurture Psychology for the past few months. They have provided a number of training days for our staff, who are developing their understanding of ‘The Brain Behind The Circus’. How we can use circus as a tool to engage young people and their families, build stronger, stable and healthy relationships with one another and have lots of fun. Our staff have also been having supervisory sessions with Dr Louise Mansell – Chartered Clinical Psychologist working together to find the best ways to support the young people that we work with!













He Aint Heavy – Oddly Moving

He Aint Heavy – Oddly Moving



Using physical theatre, aerial circus, audience interaction, storytelling and puppetry to reveal to the audience how Sean walks, talks and interacts with the world as well as how his unique take on life has shaped 


Oddly moving performed their production of ‘He Aint Heavy at the Lowery – Salford in November 2017 and invited us to come and see their show. He Aint Heavy tells the story of how life was like for Grania growing up with a disabled brother. Some of our staff, youth circus and their parents traveled over to the Lowery to watch the intimate and interactive performance, Grania used story telling throughout her show and inspired our youth circus in their own practice.