Skylight Circus Award Win on ITV

Eventbrite's Most Curious and Colourful Award!




"Amazing to be on TV! Wow!"


– Participant

National Winner!

We are thrilled that Skylight was Named National Winner in Eventbrite’s Most Curious and Colourful Events Competition!

The competition was designed to celebrate the wide diversity of events that can be found on Eventbrite, and especially those that could be described as unusual, unique, alternative – and maybe a little bit ‘out there’.

Photos by Iain Cash

“We hosted over a million events last year including thousands of brilliant community events like those run by Skylight Circus Arts. What they do really stood out to us as being wonderfully different, diverse and inclusive, bringing people together and enriching their lives through live experiences. And that, in a nutshell, is what Eventbrite is about. They’re worthy winners and we are looking forward to the prize money going to a worthy cause.” 

Sebastian Boppert, Eventbrite

ITV came along to Skylight to film our participants! 

Watch Skylight on TV Here!


“Everybody was happy and excited!  It was wonderful that ITV were interested to see what we do.  I thought, wow, they’re really here and I’ve got a microphone on!  It was amazing and made us feel really special!”  

Silver Circus Participant

The prize

Eventbrite said that they’d hosted over a million events in the UK last year, so selecting a winner from the 12 finalists was no mean feat! They loved how we foster social connection through welcoming, inclusive and diverse events that help people learn skills and have fun at the same time – this fully aligns with Eventbrite’s company mission to ‘bring the world together through live experiences’. Eventbrite was particularly impressed by Skylight’s Side by Side sessions that support the emotional wellbeing for children alongside their parents.

Skylight has won £2,500 in cash and £2,500 in Eventbrite free credits to help us grow and bring even more people together through live experiences. We’ll use the prize to run classes we’re unable to get funded, such as our Silver Circus for over sixties, drop-in classes and youth classes.  Meanwhile, we’ll be able to use the free credits to further help promote classes, which encourage people of all ages and abilities to improve their personal, physical and social development as they learn circus skills.

“Winning this competition means the world to a small organisation like ours and we actually cheered with delight during a staff meeting when we got the call.  The money we’ve won will help us continue to support those groups that we don’t get funding for, so people in the local community can meet likeminded folks to socialise and learn new circus skills.”

David Allen, CEO

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