Projects and Partnerships

As a small charity, Skylight Circus is reliant on project funding.  We recognise that our work can be life changing and we want to make a difference!

Recent funders include:

  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Foyle Foundation
  • Henry Smith Charity
  • Children in need

Please find below excerpts from our latest projects. 

 

RBH 'Circus Wow' Kirkholt Excerpts

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“I want to do it because I’m scared of heights!”

Participant

Postcode Lottery 'Time to shine' excerpts

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“Thank you to Skylight staff for giving this person a chance to shine”

Teacher

Henry Smith Charity excerpts

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“Coming to Skylight is the highlight of my week, I love it!”

Participant

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 Rochdale.  We also enjoyed...

Culture & Health Award Winners!

Skylight Circus Rochdale NW | We Are Thrilled to Receive The Culture and Health Award at Middleton Arena for Our Silver Circus Project for Over 65’s! “This Funded Circus Project Has Changed People’s Lives and It’s Great To Receive Recognition For Our Fabulous Group”! Mart……

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...

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 shows...

Dementia – Reduce risk and improve health at Skylight Circus Rochdale

Silver Circus Classes for over 55’s, a fun way to keep fit, make friends and reduce the risk of dementia.

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...

A Year in the Life of Silver Circus!

Skylight Circus Rochdale NW | Award Winning Silver Circus For Over 65’s! Improving Health and Wellbeing For Older People “Turn Your Life Upside Down On Trapeze or Learn to Juggle, It’s So Much Fun!”

How John Lennon’s circus poster inspired our show ‘Mr Kite’

Mr Kite Presenting Mr Kite, a phantasmagorical circus extravaganza! Ever wondered who the Beatles are singing about in the song Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite? Earlier this year, Skylight Circus Arts was awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to research the...

Our new staff member

This is the second week of us having our brand new apprentice working alongside our team, Olivia Maxim who has been with us for around 8 years growing up through our youth circus. We are super excited to have Olivia with us and work closely with our youth...