CIRCUS CITY- BRISTOL’S BIENNIAL CIRCUS FESTIVAL
SEE THE ROUND UP AND THE TRAILER FOR THE 2015 FESTIVAL BELOW.
We were….The Guardian Guide Pick of the Week: Circus City 2015
3rd place in Best Events of 2015 in Bristol 24/7
“The fast paced show constantly surprises and if you are not smiling you are laughing out loud.” Stage Talk on Chaos.
“Pure magic, utterly mesmerising and completely un-British in style, T1J are an absolute scoop for Circus City.” B247 on L’Enfant Qui
“Bristol’s biennial circus festival takes over the city with a mix of European and homegrown acts.” The Guardian
ABOUT BRISTOL CIRCUS CITY
Circus City built on the work of the first Bristol Circus Festival, which was held in a big top at Creative Common in 2013. For Circus City 2015, we programmed more widely across venues and outdoor spaces in the city so that we could share a broader range of contemporary circus with audiences in Bristol, giving both circus-lovers and first-time audiences new perspectives on what circus can be.
“I am delighted to see this biennial festival bringing such an exciting programme of work for the people of Bristol and beyond to enjoy. Bristol is rightly gaining a world reputation for its great variety of cultural events and Circus City looks set to be an exciting addition to the mix.”
George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol
Circus City 2015 was the 2nd edition of Bristol’s Biennial Circus Festival. It was all about celebrating and adventuring into the thrilling world of contemporary circus in Bristol. We were very proud to present the line-up of fantastic shows; bringing together award-winning European acts alongside homegrown talent – with plenty for families over the half term too.
The 4-week programme was spread throughout the city’s indoor and outdoor spaces, with shows and events that ranged from laugh out loud funny to strange and spine-tingling, from decadent cabaret for adults to captivating installations for children. There were shows that mixed circus with comedy, theatre, dance, digital art and puppetry to create unexpected and wonderful experiences.
In the run up to Circus City 2017 we will be setting up workshops, pop-up events and opportunities to get involved in the festival. Keep an eye on our website or join our mailing list to make sure you get the most up to date information, you can sign up on our website or via our Facebook page.
I am a freelance producer specialising in working with circus performance which I have seen grow from strength to strength as an art form over the last 15 years.
My interests and experience include programming for festivals and venues, commissioning new work, production work with emerging companies and realising one-off events.
LINA B. FRANK
Lina is a producer and programmer based in Bristol, UK and Malmö, Sweden. She work with Circus Dance and Theatre – with bold and brave people, explorers and visionaries at heart.