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This spring, exciting things are happening at NoFit State. We will be putting our Big Top up next to the training space at John Street, and bringing home our internationally acclaimed show, Bianco. We will also be developing our outdoor show Open House right outside in the car park.

In the lead up to this exciting season, we are inviting all of our community to get more involved. With two big projects happening alongside all our classes, it’s a great opportunity for everybody to meet and check out what’s going on.

Half Term Youth Circus at Four Elms

Four Elms burst into action last week with a fun packed half term programme of circus skills for young people.

BIANCO is coming home!

We're returning home with our award-winning show BIANCO, a show that has set audiences alight throughout the world.

Dubbed the “runaway hit of this year’s festival” by The Western Australian, BIANCO is stirring up a storm at the renowned Perth International Arts Festival, performing to sell-out audiences and great critical acclaim. In a few weeks, we'll be flying to our hometown, ready to launch this years' summer tour right in the heart of Cardiff city centre.

Tales from Perth

Hello from everyone at Bianco!

We're currently in Perth, Australia. My computer is telling me it's 35 degrees and with only Ariele armed with a fan and sunglasses, it's pretty toasty. We're having a great run here and with our final show tomorrow it's coming to an end much sooner then we'd have liked it to. The show opened nearly three weeks ago and has been receiving great reviews, sell out audiences and has definitely been worth the 9,122 miles most of us traveled to get here.

Welcome to Four Elms

Our new home!

Open weekend photo
Photo by Vianne Britten

The first weekend in February saw the doors of our new home thrown open to the public for the first time, just a couple of weeks after we started the putting trapezes in the air and getting our offices up and running.

The builders have done us proud, with a beautiful renovation; lots of the original features of the original chapel building have been lovingly restored, including the stained glass windows that give the space a warm, colorful atmosphere.


With the announcement of BIANCO booked for Perth international Arts Festival and Limerick, the 2014 tour is shaping up nicely. The big top and kit has all been carefully packed into shipping containers and is heading off over the sea for a two-month trip to Australia.

There will be further announcements of locations over the coming months, so make sure you keep an eye out on the website and follow us on Facebook and twitter @nofitstate

Too Excited to Sleep

The community cabaret was a fantastic success. Over 200 members of our community came together to treat a packed audience to a delightfully festive show. Too Excited to Sleep was set on Christmas Eve and featured many cabaret acts, all tied together by the theme of Christmas. Christmas toys came to life to perform beautiful aerial feats, acrobatic elves delivered presents and trixie pixies tried to steal them (whilst hula hooping!).

Hundreds of pounds were raised for our charitable work through a cake sale, raffle and ticket sales. If you missed the event, be sure to check our Facebook page to see the photos.

Walk the Wire success

Walk the Wire was a day to remember!

The sponsored high wire walk was our first venture into sponsored fundraising events. All fifteen of our participants mastered the tight wire during the five-hour training session, and everyone made it across the 3.5 metre high wire in one piece (albeit with a few wobbles!)

Tutors Chris Bull and Ellis Grover did a fantastic job of keeping everyone calm and balanced, and showed off a few tight wire tricks of their own.

Courageous participant and Harry Potter star Chris Rankin said he was keen to get involved with Walk the Wire after seeing BIANCO in Brecon earlier this year.

Review of the Year

2013 has been good to NoFit State. In a year that saw sweeping cuts to the arts across the country we have managed to stay strong and continue on our mission to become the circus everyone wants to run away with!