Circus Globe Project
In 2021, we were thrilled to deliver our ‘Circus Globe’ project. Circus Globe is a project for children and young people who are new international arrivals to the Borough. Working in partnership with Rochdale Early Help & Schools, Matthew Moss High School, Falinge Park High School and Kingsway Park High School, we brought together a fantastic group of young people who were new to the country, new to each other and new to circus!
The group tried many different circus skills and had a lot of fun! The sessions culminated in a performance at Number One Riverside beneath the installation of Gaia!
“It was such a privilege to work with this group. It was about bringing young people together who have a shared experience of leaving a country and finding a home in another. In one of the sessions, two young people who didn’t previously know each other, were laughing when they discovered that they came from the same village in Afghanistan!” Martine Bradford Creative Director
Circus Globe was nominated for a Rochdale Sports and Culture Award – take a look at the video below!
Thank you to Henry Smith Charity for supporting this project.