let’s Circus is proud to have presented one of the biggest and most absorbing events in the calendar – Circus. in a Field! The leading circus arts’ participatory festival of the North East was established in 2015.
Our boutique festival circus village consists of 4 Big Tops, outdoor rigs and custom built circus barn all set up on our superb private property site in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. The event attracts performers, trainers and participants from all across the world. The remote location provides everything you need to focus on training, or to enjoy the performances from our international artists.
The event has two streams, High Level circus training programme and Public Festival Day
Public Festival Day:
At our performance festival we present some of the finest modern circus from around the world. Three stylish, contemporary, award winning circus companies present their shows in the remote yet intimate surrounds of our site. Audiences are able to mingle on the circus village green, try some circus skills and finish the evening by sitting round the fire under a starry sky.
This festival of circus training is a total immersion in circus, unlike any other in the UK. It gives you the chance to eat, sleep, live circus, surrounded by others who are all doing the same. We keep student to teacher rations low and with up to 40 workshops each day offer diversity and depth. Our trainers come from right across the world. The Acrobatic Intensive was taught by Forma Fortis.
Every night features a different circus production – cabarets, international ensemble shows, variety and entertainment. It is the largest programme of contemporary circus in Northumberland.
Circus. In a Field! Training programme is aimed at serious circus enthusiasts. Young and old, professional and amateur – we welcome all who want to seriously train circus. The focussed circus training event for those keen on developing skills and working hard. Dedicated youth are welcome in the weeklong and weekend trainings, under 16s must have a chaperone, any non-participating children must also have a non-participating chaperone. The event is not aimed at complete beginners.
Performances in the past have included:
Bulzini Family – Tight Wire artists,
Headfirst Acrobats – Elixir
Tumble Circus – Death or Circus
Lost in Translation – Hogwollops
Let’s Circus – Cabarets including the following artists: Witty Look, The Balloonatic, Forma Fortis, Oneface Mapacha, Aftican Warriors, Brothers Swag to name a few.
Activities in the past have included:
Workshops include aerial disciplines such as static; swinging trapeze, silks, corde lisse, hoop, cloudswing; spanish web, acrobatics disciplines such as partner acrobatics, hand balance, hand to hand, tumbling, teeterboard, head balancing, korean cradle; equilibristics such as slackline, tight wire, slack rope, rola bola, walking globe, unicycling; Manipulation disciplines whips and western arts, hoop, fire skills, advanced juggling, diabolo and devil stick; Performance topics such as clowning, theatre, improvisation, mass games and loads more. Beginners, intermediate and master class level tuition will be provided.
Project Lifetime: 7 days