Spark! Circus Show

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Skylight’s new outdoor circus show, Spark! is inspired by the finite energy of the universe. Funded by Arts Council England, the show brings together Skylight’s professional performers, our regular members and community participants to create a stunning spectacle. 

The show starts with a spectacular community parade, created with Hebden Bridge’s Handmade Parade. Event-goers will wind their way around beautiful Falinge park as the parade passes circus performers on route to a grand finale of incredible aerial and circus skills in the picturesque Victorian Courtyard.  Following on from last year’s successful Picnic In The Park, this will be a fun filled day for the whole family to enjoy. 

Rochdale’s Cartwheel Arts will be providing a free arts and craft workshop for children. More activities are planned to make this a truly memorable free family day out. This event is a partnership with Vintage Worx, the community development trust which manages Falinge Park. 

TIME: 12.00- 4.00pm

PARADE & SHOW: 1.00pm

DATE: Sunday, 14th August 2022

– Falinge park will be closed to non-event vehicles but there is street parking nearby. 
– Rochdale Metro station is a 15 minute walk.

LOCATION: Falinge Park, Falinge Road, Rochdale, OL12 6JE

“We’re really pleased to be able to perform this show created especially for this beautiful outdoor setting.  Afterwards there will be a chance for everyone to try their hand at circus skills.  We hope to see you there!”

Martine Bradford – Creative Director

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If you would like any more information about Skylight’s work please call or email  01706 650676 info@skylightcircusarts.com

Gandini Masterclass!

Skylight’s staff and participants were thrilled to take part in masterclasses led by Inaki from world renowned Gandini Juggling!  Inaki led us through amazing tips and tricks to take our juggling skills to the next level.  

Skylight ran two masterclasses, the first for our staff team and the second with a mix of Youth Circus and Silver Circus

Experience from the masterclasses will feed into Skylight’s new ACE funded show, Spark!  Outdoor performances will take place at Rochdale Folk Festival on Saturday 11 June.  This is a free event for the whole family to enjoy.  We have aerial performance, tightwire, diablo, silks, and of course JUGGLING!

Join us for FREE on Saturday 11 June, Memorial Gardens

Performance 1  12.45 pm 

Performance 2   3.15  pm

“It was an inspiring day with lots of new ideas and playful challenges to improve our juggling.  We sharpened up performance techniques with a whole lot of giggling.  It was great to gain lots of creative ideas to spark creation!”

Martine Bradford – Creative Director

silver circus juggling in mr kite
silver circus juggling in mr kite

 

If you would like any more information about Skylight’s work please call or email our Creative Director Martine on 01706 650676 martine.b@skylightcircusarts.com

Circus Rainbow Event for LGBTQIA Teens

We’re excited to announce a free event for LGBTQIA teens on 21 April 2022!  Join us for circus fun and have a go juggling, tightwire or zoom on a unicycle!  The session runs from 6.30 – 8pm with refreshments provided.

Tickets must be booked in advance by clicking on the link below.

 

 

silver circus juggling in mr kite

 

If you would like any more information about Skylight’s work please call or email on 01706 650676 / info@skylightcircusarts.com

Short Breaks for children and young people with disabilities and individual needs

We are delighted to announce the return of our Short Breaks, Sky High sessions at Skylight Circus Arts! 

Please contact Martine Bradford to book your place in advance martine.b@skylightcircusarts.com or phone 01706 650676.

“We can’t wait for the new Sky High sessions, it will be great to have some circus fun!”

Martine Bradford – Creative Director

silver circus juggling in mr kite
silver circus juggling in mr kite

 

If you would like any more information about Skylight’s work please call or email our Creative Director Martine on 01706 650676 / martine.b@skylightcircusarts.com

Star guest with Silver Circus

Silver Circus were delighted to welcome star of circus and comedy Martin Mor!  Martin comes from Northern Ireland and after a successful career as a circus performer, he turned his attention on the unsuspecting comedy circuit.  With over 30 years experience as a professional performer, Martin has established himself as one of the UK’s most popular and in-demand comedians.  What a treat!

“A brilliant session.  Fantastic having Martin there.  Enjoyed it so much.  Thanks as ever to Skylight for spoiling us!” Greta Silver Circus Participant

Over 60? Take Part for FREE!

Sessions every Monday morning 11 am – 12.30 at Skylight Circus (opposite St Chads in Rochdale)

  • Learn a range of circus skills from juggling to aerial
  • Non competitive, inclusive and social
  • We welcome complete beginners – take things at your own pace
  • Great for health and wellbeing
  • Performance opportunities!

To book a FREE place contact info@skylightcircusarts.com or call 01706 650676

 

Special Guest in Skylight!

Silver Circus enjoyed working with special guest tutor Martin Mor

Spot the juggling ball!

Martin Mor juggles with Silver Circus

"A lot of fun and laughs"

A big thank you to Martin for a brilliant session!