Pick of the Week: Circus Skills Workshop

Rife Guide Picks of the Week

Find out what’s on the Rife Guide this week, including a one-off circus skills workshop.

Have you ever dreamed about packing it all in and running away to the circus? Perhaps you imagine of a life of adventure, walking the high wire in spangly tights, picked out by the spotlight. Or swinging upside down on a trapeze, high in the air, floating above a crowd who are all cheering and shouting your name. Well, we can’t guarantee you’ll hit the big time and start performing with Cirque du Soleil, but we can offer you the chance to kick that dream into action by learning some circus skills.

This is a one-off workshop, happening at the Tobacco Factory, as part of Take It On – a series of three specialist classes in different artistic disciplines, being run by the professionals at Tobacco Factory Theatres.

This workshop will teach you about physical theatre, comedy and clowning around. It’s a serious business being able to tell a funny story with only your body – so a masterclass is a great way to understand the basics. If you enjoy this class, there are loads of places to get involved in circus and learn more skills in Bristol – from juggling to unicycle and trapeze. Check out Circomedia and Invisible Circus on the Rife Guide.

The circus session is happening on Monday from 4.15pm at Tobacco Factory, in Bedminster. The session costs just £3, but places are limited so make sure you book in advance. Full details of the session can be found here, on the Rife Guide.

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