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If time has caught up with you growing up, working, raising a family  and you never did get 'running away with the Circus' It's never too late!

Streetwise Community Circus based in Belfast are hosting several local taster sessions to groups in Lislea, Warrenpoint and Kilkeel, to allow older people the opportunity to try their hand at circus skills. Kilkeel starts tomorrow 27 February, Lislea 4 March and Warrenpoint 5 March.

These sessions are part of the planning process for a long-term programme to take place over the next 4 years.

Juggling, plate spinning, hat tricks, diabolo, flower stick, and much, much, more…. all activities designed to be enjoyed by everyone and for all abilities.

The workshops are funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Streetwise Community Circus are organising workshops locally over the next few months.
Streetwise Community Circus are organising workshops locally over the next few months.

The workshops are dementia friendly.

The Dates

Bowling Pavilion, Kilkeel from 10.00am – 12.00 noon on:

Thursday: 27 February, 12 March, 26 March, 9 April, 23 April, 7 May, 21 May, 4t June  (running fortnightly).

Lislea Community Centre from 10.30am – 12.30pm on:

Wednesdays: 4 March, 18 March, 1 April, 29 April, 13 May, 27 May, 10 June, 24 June (running fortnightly).

Warrenpoint Town Hall, from 10.00am – 12.00 noon on:

Thursday: 5 March, 19 March, 2April, 30 April, 14 May, 28 May, 11 June, 25 June  (running fortnightly).

Streetwise aim is to make circus skills accessible to people throughout Northern Ireland, irrespective of gender, age, disability, or economic, religious or cultural background, by providing circus workshops throughout the community run by teams of experienced tutors.

Tutors have training in teaching circus skills, 1st Aid, Child protection issues, disability awareness and Makaton, to make our workshops an inclusive and safe environment for individuals to participate in circus skills.

Streetwise Community Circus Workshops established in 1995 offer a wide range of circus workshops run by their team of over 30 experienced tutors.

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