Galway Community Circus: European Youth Exchange, Summer Camp and Other News!
Youth Exchange and European Youth Circus Show.
Galway Community Circus is hosting a European Youth Circus Exchange from the 11th to the 19th of July! Over 30 young people and circus teachers will travel from Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles in Belgium, Cirqueon in the Czech Republic, Atro Circo in Italy, Sorin Sirkus in Finland and Skala in Slovenia and will be met by their hosts from Galway Community Circus.
During the week the young people will visit Galway City, Salthill, the Burren and, as the exchange is on during the Galway International Arts Festival, the young people will see some visiting circus shows at the Festival. As part of this exchange, the young people will work together to create and perform a show at the end of their week together. This European Youth Circus Show will be performed on Sunday the 17th of July at 6pm at the Galway City Museum.
This project would not be possible without funding provided by the EU Erasmus+ programme through the Irish National Agency Leargas - GCC are very grateful for all the support! The Finnish Institute in London are also supporting the exchange and are sponsoring the international BBQ which will be enjoyed on the final evening.
This exchange will be a fantastic opportunity for the young people involved to meet others from the European circus community - to make new friends through their love of circus and performance arts.
GCC have a week of summer camps from the 4th to the 8th of July with something for everyone! There are classes for everyone from tiny toddlers to adult aerialists - to inquire about spaces, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 23rd and 24th of July, Jess O’Connor will be joining them to give a weekend workshop in trapeze and aerial hoop. For more information and bookings, please contact email@example.com.
In August they will be hosting circus summer camps for young people from Down Syndrome Ireland and Foróige also.
Spring term reflection
During the Spring term Galway Community Circus had 450 members of all ages, including over 300 children and young people, attending weekly classes! The term ended on the 11th of June and they celebrated at their annual family friendly circus festival Circus in the Park on Sunday 12th in Millennium Park. This day was a huge success with over 2000 attendees during the day. They wish to extend their thanks to everyone involved!
They had several productions over the past few months, including CirComics, which saw their 12-20 year old members perform in the Black Box Theatre through a collaboration with Aerial Dance Theatre Fidget Feet and Lali Morris which was supported by the Arts Council Young Ensemble Scheme.
GCC tutors attended many training courses this year through the NAYD Youth Theatre Training Network and though European partnerships. These training courses are instrumental in inspiring, upskilling and energising their tutors which will directly benefit our members.
Weekly classes will start again in September.
Happy summer to everyone from Galway Community Circus!