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Summer

Get involved in our amazing programme of activity for the summer!

Clifton Street Festival Summer Programme of activities is for the People of Adamsdown, Splott and Tremorfa

From Sunday 24 July to Sunday 28 August  |  Clifton Street Festival - Sunday 28 August

This year’s theme for the festival is ‘The gems, metals and solar system’ after the streets of Adamsdown; home to NoFit State Circus. We will also be celebrating community, place and home.

Choose from a range of FREE holiday activities including circus, crafts, drumming and percussion and costume making in preparation for the festival and parade day on Sunday 28th August.

Use the booking form to book free summer holiday activities for you and/or your family.
You can book one costume making workshop and/or one week of summer holiday clubs.

These free sessions are for the people of Splott, Adamsdown and Tremorfa, asylum seekers, refugees, and those in supported accommodation are also welcome.

Circus in the Park

Sundays: 24 July | 31 July | 7 August | 14 August | 21 August, 2pm - 4pm

Brewery Park, Nora Street, CF24 1DN

Family fun on Sunday afternoons all through the summer holidays in Brewery Park. Learn some cool circus skills (including juggling, hula hoops, tightwire, and acrobatics) and get ready to join us for the Clifton Street Festival. You do not need any previous experience.

Who is this for? Families

*All children must be accompanied by somebody over the age of 14 years

No booking necessary – we’ll see you in the park!

Thanks to The Oakdale Trust

 

Street Circus for 13-17 year olds

Thursdays: 28 July | 4 August | 11 August | 18 August | 25 August | 1 September, 2.30pm - 4pm

NoFit State Circus, Four Elms Road,  CF24 1LE

Try out something new, challenge yourself and learn some new skills with these street circus workshops combining circus skills and street arts, including an opportunity to have ago at some beat boxing and graffiti art.

Join our experienced circus teachers Laine, Francis and Kevin, and try out different circus skills including tightwire, hula hoop, trapeze, juggling, and much more! No previous experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

Who is this for? 13-17 year olds

You do not need to book. Limited spaces available so arrive on time to get your space.

Create Parade Accessories with Flow

Mon 15 | Tue 16 | Wed 17 August, 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Thu 18 | Fri 19 August, 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm

NoFit State Circus, Four Elms Road, CF24 1LE

Join Flow and learn how to make beautiful sustainable crafted accessories inspired by the streets of Adamsdown ‘the gems, metals and solar system’.

Flow is an artist and maker who lives locally in Adamsdown and has collaborated in the past with Butetown Carnival.

Who is this for? Everyone

*All children must be accompanied by somebody over the age of 14 years

No need to book, just turn up!

Costume Making with Niki and Alice

Thursdays: 11, 18 and 25 August

NoFit State Circus, Four Elms Road, CF24 1LE

Gems and Metals
Thursday mornings: 11, 18 and 25 August, 10am - 1pm

Join Niki and Alice for 3 morning sessions to make a t-shirt decorated costume and matching head dress inspired by the gems and metals of Adamsdown, to parade at the Clifton Street Festival.

Solar System
Thursday afternoons: 11, 18, and 25 August, 2pm - 5pm

Join Niki and Alice for 3 afternoon sessions to make a t-shirt decorated festival costume and matching head dress inspired by the streets named after the solar system in Adamsdown, to parade at the Clifton Street Festival.

Niki and Alice are local artists living in Adamsdown. They have a lot of experience making giant puppets and parade costumes for Butetown Carnival.

Who is this for? Everyone 

*All children must be accompanied by somebody over the age of 14 years

Booking necessary | costume making

You must be able to attend all three dates to complete your costume.

Summer Holiday Circus Club with guest artist Flow

Monday 15 | Tuesday 16 | Wednesday 17 August, 10am - 2pm

NoFit State Circus, Four Elms Road,  CF24 1LE

Three days of circus fun and games for children aged 5-14 years. The day will start with circus skills and games (juggling, hula hoops, tightwire, aerial and more). After lunch, children will learn how to make decorated craft accessories for the Clifton Street Festival Parade.

Who is this for? Children aged 5-14 years

*Lunch provided

Booking necessary | circus holiday club

Thanks to Cardiff's Summer of Fun

Summer Holiday Circus Club with guest artists Upbeat

Monday 8 | Tuesday 9 | Wednesday 10 August, 10am - 2pm

NoFit State Circus, Four Elms Road,  CF24 1LE

Three days of circus fun and games for children aged 5-14 years. The day will start with circus skills and games (including juggling, hulahoops, tightwire, aerial and more). After lunch children will join Upbeat for a drumming and percussive session.

Who is this for? Children aged 5-14 years

*Lunch provided

Booking necessary | circus holiday club

Thanks to Cardiff's Summer of Fun

Parade Percussion with Upbeat

Thursday 25 August, 10am - 12pm

NoFit State Circus, Four Elms Road, CF24 1LE

Join Upbeat for a drumming and percussive session. You will learn festive rhythms to play as a group in the parade for the Clifton Street festival day. Upbeat will provide instruments for this session and for the parade on the day.

If you take part in this session, we would like you to join us for the parade on the 28th August.

Who is this for? Children aged 5-14 years

Booking necessary | music & drumming

African Tie-Dye Costume with Tuyo from Haven Foods

These dates have already passed - Wednesday 27 | Thursday 28 | Friday 29 July, 11am - 3pm

NoFit State Circus, Four Elms Road, CF24 1LE

Learn how to African tie-dye a t-shirt to make a costume for the festival and create traditional head-dresses or beaded accessories with Tuyo. All materials will be provided for these workshops. You must be able to attend all 3 days.

Tuyo is a local entrepreneur, running the African food specialist shop Haven Foods. She is passionate about food and the arts as a way to bring community together and will share the secrets of traditional tie-dye and headdress.

Who is this for? Families

*All children must be accompanied by somebody over the age of 14 years

*Lunch provided

Booking necessary | costume making

Drumming and Percussion with Upbeat

This date has already passed - Saturday 30 July, 1pm - 2pm

NoFit State Circus, Four Elms Road, CF24 1LE

Try out drumming and percussion with Upbeat.

See examples of Upbeat’s workshops here:
https://upbeatmusicandarts.co.uk/

Who is this for? Families

*All children must be accompanied by somebody over the age of 14 years

No need to book, just turn up!

Saturday Circus Taster

This date has already passed - Saturday 30 July, 10.30am - 1pm

NoFit State Circus, Four Elms Road, CF24 1LE

Join us between 10.30am and 1pm to kick off the summer holidays with trying out some circus skills including tightwire, hula hoop, aerial, juggling, and much more! No previous experience needed.

A light lunch will be provided. After lunch you can join Upbeat for a percussion and drumming workshop.

Who is this for? Families

*All children must be accompanied by somebody over the age of 14 years

*Lunch provided

No need to book, just turn up!

Clifton Street Festival

sunday 28 august, 2022

Clifton Street in Adamsdown

a day of circus, dance, music and art held on clifton street in adamsdown on sunday 28th august, 2022.

Find out more CLICK HERE

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Schedule of Events

Download the full schedule of activities click here

download summer schedule

Activity Locations

NoFit State Circus

NoFit State Circus
Four Elms Road
CF24 1LE
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Brewery Park
Nora Street
CF24 1ND
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contact | questions?

phone - 02920 221 330
email - evie@nofitstate.org
whatsapp - 07500 970 567

Supported by

arts council of wales
arts council england
paul hamlyn foundation
https://www.oakdaletrust.org.uk/