The CircusWorks Un-Conference.
The CircusWork Un-Conference has been a coming together of youth circus trainers, managers, researchers, fundraisers, educators, philosophers, artists and advocates. Over July and August we were learning, listening, debating, researching and inspiring each other to find a way forward in a post-covid world.
We are raising funds to support UK youth circuses to restart through this event https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-uk-youth-circus
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Take a look around our conference space
The Lobby– You will start your conference journey here- our tech wizards will guide you through the ins and outs of the CircusWorks Unconference. Find out everything you need to know here- programme and tech info, room bookings, troubleshooting
The Main Hall– The main speaking hall where keynotes and main events will take place. Watch top international speakers such as the research teams from Ecole National du Cirque, Montreal, panel discussions and more. Events in this room will be recorded and Live-streamed
The Lounge– Here you will find discussions and debates around hot topics such as Funding, Taking work to Festivals and Training young artists for the future.
The Phoenix Room– This room is dedicated to getting youth circuses back on their feet- Discussions on practical hygiene and social distancing, re-engaging with young people, re-assuring parents, insurance risk assessing, rigging and use of equipment
The Playground- Learn some circus! – juggling, hula, conditioning, handstands, games- the playground is a place to hang out with friends and circus performers. Attend a masterclass or sneak off for a juggle!
The Library– Find resources in the library- Where can I find circus shows online? Information on the benefits of circus? Who’s doing online classes? Find info here, post your own info
The Coffee Pot– Meet up for a chat over a coffee. Leave comments on the Graffiti wall- tell us what your need, want or can offer.
The Brief Encounter– Bookable meeting room for small conversations- talk to tech in the lobby to reserve space
Buy and sell circus equipment, new and second hand
Got a walking globe for sale? Need a new unicycle? Links to where to buy stuff here
The Jugglers Arms– After conference pub- may have board games!
The Clowns Head– After conference pub for socialising- may have occasional pub quizzes
Rebooting the Sector (Weekly); News from ENC Montreal Covid survey; Physical Literacy and Circus; Fundraising; Circus in Schools in the post Covid world; Juggling and Rhythm; Hula hoop; Funding the Future ; BLM and circus; Women in Circus; Flow Arts; Making zoom lessons interesting; Professionalising digital output; Training young artists for the future; Shoulder stability; Returning to training after Covid; Learner Centred Learning; African Circus; Teacher Training curriculums Inculding the ASK project; Circus Buildings- buying, renting, maintaining; European partnerships and exchanges;
Speakers and Facilitators:
Dr Dean Kriellaars (University of Manitoba, Emily Scherb (US) , Sean Gandini, Steven Santos (US) Teo Greenstreet (GreenTop), Peter Duncan (Co-train), Leila Jones (Arts Council England), Carys Wynne (Arts Council Wales) Jaine Lumsden (Creative Scotland), Steven Desanghere (Belgium), Mel Stevens (Aim to Fly), Kate Webb (Circomedia), Phyllis Martin (Truffle Pig), Rico Jakk (Circus Zambia), Kat Borrowdale (Think Circus), Mark Gibson (Circus Rigging & Aerial Edge) Thomasine Tomkins (CircoPyro), Martin Danziger (Modo), Kevin Wratten (Roundhouse), Michael Day (Equity), Tommaso Negri (Altrocirco), Lynn Carroll (CircusWorks), Nicolas Young (Circomedia) Tina Carter (Airhedz) Performers Without Borders, Phil Burton (Circus Eruption)