Summer Circus Fun with ST-ART
The weather could be wet and miserable but children’s charity ST-ART seems set to bring a little sunshine into young people’s lives during the summer holidays with a month-long programme of activities based on Circus Skills.
From the very end of July until the end of August village halls, schools, community centres and youth centres will be echoing to the sound of young people learning all about circus skills.
Throughout the four week period there’s the opportunity of making clown kits, clown masks and shakers and even circus hats – not forgetting squirty flower rings and juggling bean bags in the shape of a funny looking chicken.
And if you’re not very artistic there’s nothing to stop you joining in the Circus Drumming workshop.
Duck Egg Theatre continue their close involvement with ST-ART and this year, at Barton’s Wilderspin National School, will be producing The Greatest Show on Earth in the final week of the programme with the project culminating in a performance on Sunday, August 26, as part of the Circus Fun Day at The Ropewalk which is being held between 1pm and 4pm.
“I’m sure that many parents will already be keeping a nervous eye on the weather forecasts as the summer holidays approach and we are already getting lots of enquiries about our events,” said ST-ART project co-ordinator Janine Knight.
“This year, for the first time, we will be holding some workshops at Winterton Methodist Chapel as well as more long-standing venues such as Barton’s Viking Resource Centre, Barrow Village Hall, Goxhill Out of School Club, South Ferriby Primary School, South Killingholme Community Centre, Stepping Stones of Scawby and Scunthorpe’s Westcliff Youth Centre.”
“And of course The Ropewalk will be the venue for some workshops as well as the Circus Fun Day,” Janine continued.
All activities are suitable for young people aged between five and 13 years but those under eight years must be accompanied by an adult except for the play in a week.
All activities cost just £1 for each child apart from the Circus Drumming which costs £5 and The Greatest Show on Earth, which is suitable for those aged between seven and 16 years, which costs £25 for the week.