Welcome to the CircusWorks Un-Conference. Tickets are now available for the online event of the year!
We will be with you every Thursday evening from 5.30pm BST
Tickets will be limited to a maximum of 100 per session
There is a 50% discount for CircusWorks members Become a member here
Attend all July sessions 5 for the price of 4
Programme Week 1
Programme Week 2
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; Contact ball and Illusionary movement; Making zoom lessons interesting; Professionalising digital output; Taking work to festivals ((Glastonbury, Shambala & Green Man); Training young artists for the future; Shoulder stability; Returning to training after Covid (Emily Scherb); Learner Centred Learning; African Circus; Teacher Training curriculums; Circus Buildings- buying, renting, maintaining; European partnerships and exchanges;
Speakers and Facilitators:
Dr Dean Kriellaars (University of Manitoba, Canada) Patrice Aubertin (ENC Montreal) , Emily Scherb (US) , Sean Gandini, Matt Hennem, Steven Santos (US) Teo Greenstreet (GreenTop), Peter Duncan (Co-train), Leila Jones (Arts Council England), Mel Stevens (Aim to Fly), Kate Webb (Circomedia), Phyllis Martin (Truffle Pig), Rico Jakk (Circus Zambia), Kat Borrowdale (Think Circus), Jade Dunbar Glastonbury), Zoe Munn (Green Man), Annabelle Holland (Shambala), Miranda Balin (Spark Valleys Kids), Mark Gibson (Circus Rigging & Aerial Edge) Thomasine Tomkins (CircoPyro), Martin Danziger (Modo), Kevin Wratten (Roundhouse), Michael Day (Equity), Bristol Council, Tommaso Negri (Altrocirco), Lynn Carroll (CircusWorks), Nicolas Young (Circomedia) Tina Carter (Airhedz)