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.org

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 special performance.

Thank you to National Lottery Players for making this project possible!

“Thank you Heritage Lottery Fund, I can’t wait to find out more!” Participant

“We can’t wait to learn about the erratic next door!”  Participant

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.org

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 and creating work towards being part of the “What am I worth” performance at the Lowry.  This show will be part of the Lowry’s Festival 53.  

Our group loved the playful and exploratory workshop with acrobatics, singing, sharing stories and getting to know each other!  Milton and Rebecca you Rock!

“What a wow of weekend” Martine Bradford 

“An inclusive strong group looking forward to being part of the show” Participant

silver circus juggling in mr kite
silver circus juggling in mr kite
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.org

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 contemporary theatre making and foregrounded the use of movement directors and choreographers in new dramatic works.  What a treat!

 

Maggie Ann Bain led our masterclass which introduced Frantic’s devising techniques.   We are planning to use our new skills in the next show which is coming soon!

This project was made possible by Arts Council England’s National Lottery project funding.  Thank you to National Lottery Players!

 

“We were bold, we were brave and we flew!” Participant  

“Maggie’s session was fantastic!  I feel like I’ve learnt a new language!”  Participant

“The devised pieces were outstanding.  The masterclass was brilliant, thank you Maggie and Frantic Assembly!”

silver circus juggling in mr kite
silver circus juggling in mr kite
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.org

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 Rochdale Borough Sports and Culture Awards took place at Middleton Arena.  In addition, our Spotlight group were invited to open the evening.
“We’re so proud of our young people, they performed really well and it was a great opportunity for them to gain more experience!” – Charma Force, Circus Trainer.