PLACES TO LEARN
If you are a school student or teacher, why not convince your school to get a circus skills teacher out for some workshops. That way, you can start up your own circus group at school!
A good starting point for W.A schools is Suitcase Circus. They are specialists in Circus-In-Education and know their stuff!
Suitcase Circus is the original Circus-In-Education program. This unique program offers inspiring shows, workshops & performing arts / physical education courses.
Based in East Perth at City Farm, but with satellite programs in Joondalup, Darlington, Kalamunda and Hilton, these guys offer classes through the week as well as school holiday programs including general circus skills, acrobatics and aerial skills for children and adults.
WA Circus School
Based in Fremantle, W.A, these guys offer classes through the week as well as school holiday programs including general circus skills, acrobatics and aerial skills for children and adults.
These guys are a performing arts company and circus school based in Malaga. They offer circus skills workshops to youth aged 5yrs – 17yrs.
PLACES TO PLAY
Hyde Park, Mt Lawley – Tuesday nights from 7.30pm
Informal gathering (co-ordinated by the Perth Fire Group) to share and learn twirling and object manipulation skills. All welcome. Check www.play-learn-burn.com for more info.
This group occasionally has other gatherings in other suburbs so check their website/forum for updates.
UWA Juggling Club, Crawley Campus, Friday afternoons 1pm – 5pm
This group meets on James Oval (right in the middle of Crawley Campus) at UWA (University of Western Australia)
Perth Juggle Meet, Northbridge, Sundays 3pm – 6pm
This group meets at Hyde Park, Northbridge.
Perth Unicycle Club
If you live in Perth and you love to ride your unicycle then www.perthunicycle.com is the place to visit.
This will give you information on weekly unicycle meets around Perth, Perth cycle maps, where to purchase your unicycle, where to learn how to ride one, traffic regulations, links to other circus groups plus a forum where you can chat to other unicycling enthusiasts, compare uni’s and share advice
CIRCUS FESTIVALS & EVENTS
2017 Western Australian Circus Festival
Karridale, Margaret River
Jan 2017 (Australia Day Weekend)
3 days of non-stop entertainment – circus, music, comedy, cabaret with national and international circus artists, markets, workshop tent, flying trapeze, good food, nightly cabaret shows and more.
Plus FESTIVAL TRAINING WEEKS leading up to the main event.
For all details visit www.lunarcircus.com
This is Perth Fire Group’s annual fire and circus skills workshop weekend. The event is open to anyone wanting to have a go at fire and circus arts and caters to all levels of skill, from beginners to professional performers.
Held in April each year, just 45min east of Perth.
See www.play-learn-burn.com for details.
Fremantle Street Arts Festival
Every Easter, the streets of Fremantle are filled with over 100,000 eager punters who come to marvel and wonder at the annual WA Buskers Festival (known officially as the Fremantle Street Arts Festival – apparently ‘Buskers’ is a dirty word!) World class acts from around the world (France, Japan, America, England to name just a few) A very inspiring festival! Stay tuned to the City of Fremantle website for details.
Circus Joseph Ashton
This amazing Australian dynasty have been performing for over 150 years and across 7 generations. Nothing compares to the magic of traditional circus. This family never cease to amaze and inspire. We have been blessed to have Joseph Ashton and his wonderful, hard-working family (plus ponies & dogs), making WA their home over the past few years. If you haven’t seen their show, get down there and see it! If you have, go and see it again! For touring schedule see www.circusjosephashton.com.au
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