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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

We, 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, honouring our love for the arts and the NHS, and showing that performances and events can be … 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

Premier Streaming of Balance of the Cosmos

Premier Streaming of Balance of the Cosmos

On Saturday 18th July at 12.00 (GMT) we will be bringing you a premier streaming of our outdoor spectacle Balance of the Cosmos. Join us and tune in on the Cirque Bijou Facebook page. There will also be opportunities to talk with the creative team and artists behind the show in the comments section, a … Continued

Kitchen Circus: Creating Connections Together While Apart

Kitchen Circus: Creating Connections Together While Apart

This month we begin the next practical phase of our Kitchen Circus Project, an ongoing and special partnership with Travelling Light Theatre Company and Knowle West Media Centre. We have lined up three exciting local artists to work with a family living in each of our Bristol neighbourhoods; Megan Vaughan-Thomas, a physical theatre artist, Mike … Continued