Diary of our CEO



"I might get some T-Shirts printed!"


Diary of our C.E.O.  

Skylight’s CEO, David Allen, was featured in this month’s Charity Times magazine!

David wrote a diary piece showcasing what it’s like to run Skylight on a weekly basis.  From fixing broken toilet seats to working with Manchester’s Factory International….all in the space of 5 hectic days. 

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Rochdale local history research and making





Sparrow Hill Project Update!  

Skylight’s National Heritage Lottery Fund project is well underway!  Our young people and Silver Circus volunteers have been researching the history of our neighborhood at Sparrow Hill. We’ve visited St Chad’s Church, had a local tour with Colin Meredith and researched the fantastic treasure trove of resources at local studies!  

We’re now making history by creating a giant pop up book with artist Kerith Ogden!  

“Our group of young people and Silver Circus have uncovered some fascinating stories.  We’re really looking forward to sharing them with you in story telling performances!”

Martine Bradford, Creative Director

      We’ll be publishing some of our discoveries online soon. In the meantime, here’s a little taste of what we’ve been doing!


“We’re gathering ideas to put into our giant pop up book”


Thank you St Chad’s!

It was great to have a tour around St Chad’s Parish Church. There were so many fantastic things to see. We learned so much and would like to say a huge thank you to Graham for the very special Tour of St Chad’s Rochdale (click to watch video)!


Youth Circus Research!

“We’ve really enjoyed gathering lots of local history stories!”

Skylight Circus NW Acrobatic Artists

Thank you to National Lottery players for making this project possible

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Impact Video 2022-23

Impact 2022 - 23



"Amazing to be on TV! Wow!"


Impact 2022 -23 

This was a year of reinvigoration and reconnection with excluded and vulnerable groups. From the joy of performance to circus outreach across the North West, our small team made a huge impact!

As the curtains close on another incredible year of daring acrobatics, mind-boggling diabolo tricks and jaw-dropping aerial performances, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on all the astonishing feats Skylight Circus Arts has accomplished in 2022 – 2023. What better way to relive these unforgettable moments than through our “Annual Impact Video”!

Music Written and Composed by Steve Broomhead
Video Produced by Dawn Pierson

“A hugely joyful, creative and impactful year of circus with a purpose!” 

Martine Bradford Creative Director


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