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Cultural Recovery Fund signals bright future for Extraordinary Bodies

Cultural Recovery Fund signals bright future for Extraordinary Bodies

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced today that our Extraordinary Bodies partners Diverse City will receive critical support of over £270,000 as part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. Most significantly, some of the money will be an investment in a ‘Big Top’ tent to house flagship integrated circus company Extraordinary Bodies. The tent will allow … Continued

WE MAKE EVENTS

WE MAKE EVENTS

Cirque Bijou, along with the rest of the arts and entertainment industry, have been radically affected by Covid 19. After months of no work we decided to put on our own performance: highlighting the plight of the events industry supporting #WeMakeEvents, honouring our love for the arts and the NHS, and showing that performances and … Continued

Kitchen Circus: Creating Connections Together While Apart

Kitchen Circus: Creating Connections Together While Apart

The fourth iteration of our Kitchen Circus Project in Bristol has come to an end successfully. Perhaps not in the way that we envisaged at the start of the year, but the artists and families found a way to make some incredibly beautiful and thought-provoking work that transcended the difficulties everyone has faced over the summer. Three families, three organisations, three artists … Continued

What Do You See In Me?

What Do You See In Me?

Extraordinary Bodies is the strong and unlikely partnership between us and award-winning arts and diversity practitioners Diverse City. The company champions equal representation of D/deaf, disabled and non-disabled artists working together – onstage, offstage and in the audience. It launched in 2013 after we and Diverse City creatively collaborated for the first time on the … Continued

Young and emerging artists create digital work celebrating diversity

Young and emerging artists create digital work celebrating diversity

During the lockdown, young and emerging artists from Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists  created a new digital work “This Town Of Ours”. Working with Biggerhouse Film and musician/composer, Harry Bassett the short film celebrates the role of ‘difference’ in communities. EBYA helps young and emerging circus performers gain professional training. EBYA is supported by Extraordinary Bodies, our partnership … Continued

Supporting Artists

Supporting Artists

At the start of lockdown we created the Facebook group Artists Unite – a place to bring together all our fantastic artists, crew and partners.  This created an open platform for us all to share ideas and thoughts and support each other through this difficult time.   One of the ways we’ve found that we can … Continued