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Circus Futures "In Conversation" Events in Bristol Friday 20th October 2017

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Circus Futures (UK & ROI) is delighted to be partnering with Circus City 2017, Bristol’s (UK) Biennial Circus Festival www.bristolcircuscity.com. A number of activities will be offered within the framework of the Festival to which you are invited to attend.

Circus Futures is presenting two events in Bristol for professionals on Friday 20th October 2017 - in an addition to the Circus Symposium on Thursday 19th October 2017.

On Friday 20th October 2017 between 11am and 1pm there will be a panel debate featuring artists who have been in receipt of bespoke assistance to support their development through Circus Futures and other initiatives.

On Friday 20th October 2017 between 4pm and 6pm there will be a presentation about the last four years of the CircusNext commissioning process which will also includes details about the next support programmes available presented within the Creative Europe Platforms programme.

Delegates are also invited to attend the invite-only performance by Squarehead Productions/ Darragh McLoughlin (IE) CircusNext 2013-2014 Laureate on Friday 20th October 2017 at 3.25pm. This event is also at Colston Hall.

Delegates are invited to attend the ticked performance by Ilona Jäntti and Aino Venna at 7.00pm on Friday 20th October 2017 and free tickets will be provided. This event is at Bristol Old Vic. Ilona Jäntti (FL) was a CircusNext 2013-2014 Pre-selected Artist. (Pre-book using the Eventbrite system here)

Please choose your preferred ticket type for events on Friday 20th October 2017 using this system.

There is also the Symposium 'Supporting the Creation of Work of Quality within the Field of Circus' – Thursday 19 October – Bristol. Facilitated by Orit Azaz

Circus Futures is delighted to present the next in the current series of national debates about the creation of work of quality, here and abroad. Following on from previous sold-out events, this is a facilitated day of discussion, sharing of best practice, future forecasting about the impact of issues such as Brexit, catching up of European initiatives, talking about the celebrations taking place in 2018 for the anniversary of 250 years of circus, and a great place to meet new potential working partners.

The event is presented within the framework of Bristol's Biannual Circus Festival Circus City and is aimed at artists, programmers, policy makers and others working at a professional level in circus. Runs 10am to 5pm with an option to stay for dinner and shows.

Registration for the Symposium can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/circus-futures-supporting-the-creation-of-work-of-quality-symposium-tickets-37926410916

If you would like to request to present at the event please complete your information here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/circusfuturesbristolsymposium

The CircusNext European Season of Circus Arts Shows

As part of the European initiative CircusNext, and within the context of the Circus Next European Season of Circus Arts, Circus Futures and Circus City present performances in Bristol/UK in October 2017 by:

Ockham’s Razor (UK) Jeunes Talents Cirque 2003-2004 Laureate

Race Horse Company (FL) Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe 2009-2010 Laureate

Ilona Jäntti (FL) CircusNext 2013-2014 Pre-selected Artist

Groupe Bekkrell (FR) CircusNext 2013-2014 Pre-Selected Artist (Talk)

Squarehead Productions (IE) CircusNext 2013-2014 Laureate

Compagnie Defracto (FR) Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe 2009-2010 Laureate

Circus Katoen (NL) CircusNext 2015-2016 Laureate

Details of all public shows can be found here:www.bristolcircuscity.com

*** Update*** Following the cancellation of The Bekkrell Effect, Circus City and Bristol Old Vic are running a panel discussion including artists from Groupe Bekkrell and Circus City Co-Director Lina B. Frank on 18th October 7.30pm. The booking link is www.bristololdvic.org.uk/risking-it.html

Any questions about the Circus Futures events do ask. Look forward to seeing you there.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England – Lottery Funded

This project has been funded with support from the European Union

Verena Cornwall

Artistic Director - Circus Futures

combarts@gmail.com

See also: www.censusarts.org. Sign up to the census of circus (traditional and contemporary) and street arts (performance) artists - to create a mapping of professional level performers presently working in Europe

Photo credit: Compagnie Defracto Pierre Morel

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