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Juggling master class at the Grand Theatre

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 […]

National Theatre of Variety Launch

Blackpool Circus School were very highly praised for their part in the launch of the National Theatre of Variety. Manager Paul Isles said after the show “How nice to see teachers and students performing together” Three teachers and six students took part with an age range from 8 to 69. Teacher Yuri Gridneff was particularly proud […]

Highfield Circus Club Graduates

Following the introduction of the beginners class at Highfield humanities College last term, we have eight successful graduates to Circus club.  These will now be able to go on to learn all the other skills that we teach.  The skills include, Trapeze, Tightrope, Stilt walking and Unicycle. Due to the success of these eight students, […]

Circus workshop in Zippos Big Top

On their first visit to Lytham St Annes, Martin Burton director of Zippos Circus invited Blackpool Circus School to participate in a workshop in the big top. The artistes took the trouble to dress in costume for the occasion and even Norman Barrett and Charlie Cairoli joined in.  The students were delighted to join in […]

Student Features on TV show

Student features on TV show. Mark Fishwick 12, who started his juggling with Blackpool Circus School, has recorded a programme for ITV called “U Prove it” a scientific children’s programme that will be transmitted nationwide in the spring. Mark, an original member of the “Easy Riders” got hooked on juggling and balancing when the Circus […]

Allen McPherson

Our Co-founder of Blackpool Circus School, Allen McPherson, Passed away this afternoon the 14th of November in Victoria Hospital, Blackpool at 1:45PM. Our thoughts are with his widow Babs McPherson and their daughters, Debbie & Gina

The most extraordinary dinner on earth

Blackpool Circus School students and trainers dedicated their appearance at the Grand Theatre Blackpool to the memory of Allen McPherson.  The occasion was “The most extraordinary dinner on earth”  with Aled Jones and hosted by the world famous Ringmaster, Norman Barrett. The Circus School performed in the auditorium while Blackpool Brass played for them in […]

Arnold School Xmas fayre

Arnold School Xmas fayre was  attended by Blackpool Circus School and once again was hosted by Norman Barrett.  The Circus School provided a workshop and sales table manned by our volunteers, Karen Fishwick and Maureen Walker. Their sons Mark & Joseph helped teach the youngsters to plate spin and learn the Diabolo.  Later in the […]

Charity Show at South Tyneside Maritime College

The “Easy riders” were part of an all star charity show at South Tyneside Maritime College.  The show was a fund raiser for St Clares Hospice. It was organised by Frank Carson who was the star of the show.  Also on the bill was Johnny Casson, Mick Miller and Roy Walker, all Blackpool based comedians […]