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

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.

 

Who are the circus classes for?

We welcome children from 7yrs to 16rs who are not in mainstream education and may have additional needs.

Home Schooling Circus

What are the benefits of the Home Education circus class?

The group really enjoy getting to know other young people who are home educated.  The sessions are relaxed, social and fun! It’s creative and also great exercise, helping with balance and coordination.

 

 

What can my child learn in the Home Education Class?

We teach different skills each week.  Skills include juggling, diablo, flower sticks, trapeze, stilts, tightrope and globe.  We also play some great games in each session.

 

What do you enjoy about leading the circus sessions?

I really enjoy teaching the Home Education Class because every child is very enthusiastic and open to trying new things.  It’s great to see the group make friends and learn to work as a team. The sessions are fun and always full of laughter!

 

Can my child perform in a show?

The Home Education Class will be encouraged to perform at our Christmas Showback on Friday 13 December 2019.  It’s going to be a fantastic night featuring performances from other Skylight Groups.

 

How do I book a Home Education Class?

Our next 7 week block starts on Monday 28th October.  The cost is £35 with sessions on Monday’s 1.00 to 2.30pm at Skylight Circus Arts, St Chad’s Fold, Rochdale. To secure a place please go to https://skylighthomeeducation.eventbrite.co.uk

Shortly after booking through eventbrite you will receive an email from Skylight Circus Arts with instructions on how to pay for the classes. If you have any questions please leave a message in the box below or call us on 01706 650676.

Home Education Enquiry

Team Building

Team Building

Team Building Workshops

Do something different! Skylight Circus provides a unique team building experience…

Juggling, tightwire, diabolo. plate-spinning, stilts, devil-sticks, hula hoops, trapeze, unicycle and walking globes!

Inspire your team with a visit to Skylight Circus School or benefit from Outreach where Skylight will bring facilitators and equipment to you.

Sessions can be as little as 1.5 hours long or take full advantage of a full days programme of activity.

What are the benefits of circus skills team building?

  • Co-operation – Pairs work on side-by-side juggling, passing diabolos, helping tightwire-walkers….
  • Trust  – Simple acro-balances and pyramids are the ultimate group challenge!
  • Interpersonal and communication skills – Sorting out a ‘performance’ is pure teambuilding theory made fun!
  • Mutual understanding – discover your colleagues capabilities in a novel setting
  • The development of new skills – stretch yourself to meet new personal challenges
  • Confidence and motivation – you will not believe what you will be able to achieve by the end of the session
  • Physical well being – improve balance, coordination and flexibility
  • The feel good factor –  improved self esteem through fun activities
  • Skylight have an established history of working with people of all ages, backgrounds and physical abilities.
  • They are highly adaptable and inclusive.

Based in Rochdale, Skylight in only 20 mins by train from Manchester and is easily accessible using motorway, tram and bus transport links.

Other offers for Corporate clients include:

Have-a-go Workshops for marketing or other events

Fun Days and Family Fun Days – ideal to reward staff success

“Skylight delivered an away day session for our organisation which was a fantastic team-building exercise…We would highly recommend Skylight – the group were professional, accommodating and the session was fun, educating, and the perfect way to spend a team-building afternoon…”   Organiser, 3 Aug 2017 workshop

Read more: https://skylight.dns-systems.net/team/

Tel: 01706 650576