Heritage Lottery Funding!

We are very excited to announce that we have received Heritage Lottery Funding!   Our groups, volunteers and staff will be having lots of fossil fun!  We’ll be researching Rochdale’s fossil history and glacial landscapes.  Research will feed into a very...

Extraordinary Bodies In Skylight!

January is a very exciting month with a lot high profile visitors.  This Saturday we welcomed Extraordinary Bodies as we began a partnership project with them .  An inclusive group of Skylight community members met two Extraordinary Bodies performers to begin playing...

Frantic Assembly Visit Skylight Circus Arts!

Frantic Assembly at Skylight Circus Arts!   This month our Spotlight Troupe welcomed Frantic Assembly to Skylight!  Frantic Assembly are one of the UK’s most successful and best loved theatre companies.  Frantic’s distinctive creative approach has influenced...

Skylight Circus LED Light Show

As the dark nights have crept in, our Spotlight Troupe have ventured outside to light up the sky!  Our LED light show has been touring events across the Borough.  We’ve performed at Christmas Lights ‘Switch On’s’ in Heywood, Falinge and...

Culture & Health Award Winners!

This year, we were delighted to receive the Culture and Health Award for our Silver Circus Project. Our ‘Silvers’ were thrilled with the award!  “We love coming to Skylight every week, it’s great to see our project gain recognition!” The...

Home Schooling Rochdale

A catch up with Charma Force, Circus Trainer at Skylight Circus Arts   Why did Skylight Circus start a Home Education Group? Demand!  Over a short period, we were inundated with enquiries about circus classes for home educated children in Rochdale Borough.  ...

7 Weeks of Home Education Circus Classes

Running Monday afternoons 1 – 2:30pm, join us for 7 exciting weeks of our Home Education circus class. To book a place please go to https://skylighthomeeducation.eventbrite.co.uk For those aged 7 – 16 in home education. Circus is proven to increase...

Shipwrecks with Citrus Arts and Walk the Plank

Earlier this month our Spotlight Youth Circus Troupe (a group of 14 – 19 years circus performers) were invited to take part in a three day project with the Circus Company Citrus Arts.  “Citrus Arts are a performing arts company based in South Wales. We create...

Life as an Apprentice at a Circus School

Life as an Apprentice at a circus school can sometimes opens up opportunities for yourself to improve skills, before I was an apprentice I was part of the youth circus since I was 8 years old. For instance, you will have training time to get yourself stronger on the...