Located at Circus City Festival Hub, Unit BG17 – The Old Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Ground Floor, The Galleries Shopping Centre, Broadmead, Bristol BS13XD.
FREE to visit!
This August, Respond Artist Maddie McGowan took her Doorstep Circus Project to Bristol streets for the first time!
In partnership with the Beehive Centre, six circus performers and one circus dog visited the homes of older people in East Bristol. Jugglers Toby Walker, Pascal Haring and Jon Udry, duo-acrobats Ellissa Rose and Jamie Double, and comedian Em Puddy and her musical dog Raoul performed one to one, family and neighbourhood spectaculars on doorsteps and in front gardens and cul-de-sacs. Each performer visited three locations and had time for a chat and a cup of tea after the shows. They ended the day with a finale group cabaret in the gardens of the Beehive centre community hub and almshouses, attended by residents, local people and their families.
Over the year to come the performers will have postcard exchanges and follow up phone calls with those that they visited, extending the impact of the project beyond the performances.
The exhibition of photos celebrates the day and is ready to visit now as part of the circus city programme Sep 30th – October 16th!