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NICE days!

The Network of International Circus Exchange is coming to Cardiff!

Hosted by NoFit State and CircusWorks, the weekend of 31st October, 1st & 2nd November will see 100 delegates from 14 different European countries plus special guests from the United States come to our home in Cardiff.
NICE is an annual networking event for youth and social circus organisations and is held in a different European venue each year.

Facilitators, managers, trainers and funders will fill both of our training spaces with panel discussions, skill shares, discussion groups and presentations.

Free circus classes in our Cardiff HQ

Next week we are launching our brand new programme of circus skill classes. We’re really excited about it and to celebrate the launch we are offering free classes in Performance, Circus Mishmash and Acrobatics!

If you would like to book your free place on next week’s class, please call our reception on 02920 221 330. Spaces are limited, so book soon! To view our full programme click the classes button above.

Huck magazine: an interview with Ali Williams

Open House

Huck magazine recently interviewed Creative Director, Ali Williams. We thought we'd share it with you here. To read the article on their website click here.

Yn ddiweddar, wnaeth y chylchgrawn Huck gyfwelwyd ein Cyfarwyddwr Creadigol, Ali Williams. Hoffem ei rannu gyda chi yma. I ddarllen yr erthygl ar gwefan Huck cliciwch yma.

Circus and Principality flying high together

Youth circus

Wales’ largest building society has committed to support a wide range of activity with us in Cardiff; from youth circus performances and bursaries to work experience projects and community outreach sessions over the course of 2014.

Our Development Manager, Bethan Gamble said: “It’s a great match between the two organisations, we both value our grassroots and strive to work closely with our local communities.

Reviews from the Fringe

We’re nearly two weeks into our stand at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and we have been delighted by the comments we’ve had from audiences and the gushing reviews about Bianco.

We’re so pleased that so many of you are enjoying the show and we'd like to share some extracts from a few of the reviews we've had:

Broadway World

Although this is an all ages show and the children present seemed to really enjoy themselves, it was the delighted expressions on all the adults faces that really showed what a special performance this was. I can't describe Bianco as anything other than magical.

Our youth circus at the London International Youth Circus Festival


Our youth circus spent a week at the London International Youth Circus Festival earlier this summer. Read ahead to find out more form Ellie and Catrin about their time in London.

Your circus classes with NoFit State

I'm working on some exciting developments for our community programme. This new vibrant programme of circus classes should be ready for the end of the summer, but I'd like your feedback.

This is the proposed new programme for the autumn term, which I’m putting out for consultation with yourselves over the next week.

The Open House Journey 2014

Open House crew

The Open House journey for 2014 kicked off with a week of redevelopment in Cardiff in May. Artistic director Orit Azaz, and circus choreographer Paul Evans, led a cast of talented performers, which included a few new faces for this year, through their paces for the 2014 performances.

A visit from Serenity Smith Forchion

We're really excited about Serenity Smith Forchion's visit to our HQ in October. She will be running 'An Introduction to Teaching Aerials' for anyone who's ever wished to become an aerial teacher, or to improve on their existing teaching experience.