Circus Class Gift Vouchers

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Gift Vouchers!  

Give the gift of Circus this Christmas!

A limited number of personalised gift vouchers are available for our weekly youth and adult classes. PLUS early birds can take 10% off with promo code CHRISTMAS.

Circus class vouchers make the perfect gift for your friends and family!  Weekly sessions take place at Skylight’s circus school in Rochdale Town Centre throughout the year. Our expert trainers will guide you through a full range of circus skills from tightwire to juggling and aerial!  This is the gift that keeps on giving:  Grow in confidence, skills, make new friends and have a LOT of fun!  Classes are available for all ages.

Find out more info@skylightcircusarts.org

 

Circus Gift Vouchers

Vouchers available £10, £25 and £50

T&C’s apply

 

 

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

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”

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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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Sparrow Hill Heritage Project!

Skylight Circus Arts celebrate successful application to the local history of Sparrow Hill.

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new project for Skylight Circus. Sparrow Hill Heritage Project is made possible with National Lottery Heritage Funding!  Thanks to National Lottery players, we’ll be exploring the rich history of our local neighbourhood at Sparrow Hill!

A group of our young people and volunteers from Silver Circus, will take part in local history research of our very special home. We’ll also be making history with artist Kerith Ogden, creating a giant pop up book!  The book will will be used for story telling performances.

We’re excited to explore a treasure trove of local history and folklore, from Gamel The Thane to the stunning Edward Burne-Jones stained glass window in St Chad’s Church.  Approaching the 830th anniversary of St Chad’s Parish Church, this is great time to investigate the fascinating stories on our doorstep!

“We’re so excited to explore the history and mystery of our neighbourhood!”

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.org

We are hiring!

"A blessing to Rochdale and its communities. The last few years have been the most difficult and Skylight's work is valued & needed more than ever within the Borough"

 

- Mohammed 'Shiri' Sheraz,  Army of Kindness

"The youth groups loved taking part and learning new skills"

 

- Rochdale Connections (RCT)

Inspiring the next generation

"She walked out filled with all the confidence she lost over lockdown. Skylight are amazing and I'm so grateful for everything they do"

Skylight Circus Arts are seeking an experienced Arts Administrator

Arts Administrator £25,500 (full time equivalent)

30 hours per week prorated salary (£20,400) + benefits

We’re expanding and we need help. 

We’re looking for an Arts Administrator to develop and manage our administrative support systems so we can spend more time running workshops and events.

In addition to making us more efficient, there’s also an opportunity to get involved with our classes, workshops and events if you’ve got relevant experience though this is not integral to the post.

The successful candidate will help shape Skylight’s future and make a real difference to us and the lives of even more people in Rochdale, Greater Manchester and beyond.

 

  • Download the application pack for full details

  • Application is by email with CV & covering letter

  • Closing date for applications is Friday 18th August 

Applications Email to: work@skylightcircusarts.org  

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