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Blackpool Tower invited Clowns and jugglers to join Mookie and Mr Boo in an attempt on a world record. The response from the north west’s circus schools was very poor apart from Blackpool Circus school who provided the bulk of the participants. On a very windy day Clowns and jugglers were filmed by Granada reports and North West today on Friday the 14th June. Local school children joined in to make it a memorable occasion. It was marred by one of the “Clowns” stating on interview that the only clown for him was Charlie Chaplin, he never heard of the other Charlie, Charlie Cairoli !
Following the inaugural National Youth Circus Event held at Circus Space in London in 2009, this year’s event will be hosted by Blackpool Circus School between 19 and 21 February.
NYCE 2010 will bring over fifty young participants from youth circus groups across the UK together to share their skills and experiences and participate in workshops with professional artists. The event will centre around Showzam!, Blackpool’s festival of Circus, Magic and New Variety.
A result of the continuing legacy of the Young People’s Participatory Project, NYCE reflects a growing confidence in youth circus and the circus arts sector as a whole. Through continued support and investment from Arts Council England the project will continue to strengthen ties between the regional hubs of youth circus in the UK as well as encouraging the development of projects and facilities in other areas around the country. The steering committee who coordinate the project already have plans in place for the 2011 gathering in Sheffield.
The Circus school was involved in many events in 2008, including, Lytham Carnival, St Anne’s Carnival, Poulton-Le-fylde Festival, Staining Gala, Hornsea Carnival, Tetbury summer show, The Teeside (Corus) steel family gala, The Croft Carnival, Alsager Carnival, Milland Rural Fair, Hope in Wigan, Calder vale fete, Monkey Club launch at the Grand Theatre and many Schools including the continuing activities day at Montgomery high (Third year)
Thanks to the National Lotteries support of the Grand Theatre Blackpool, Mooky the star of the Tower Circus, was able to give Jamie-Lee-Coldham of Blackpool Circus School a master class in juggling.
Blackpool Circus School, thanks to the Grand, were also able to give an opportunity to local youngsters to sample the thrills of the Circus in their own skills & clowning workshop with Yuri & Tonya, tutors of the School. The photo shows Elaine Fossett of the Grand with some of the students receiving their certificates at the end of a very exciting day.