Performance has always been a big part of what we do. Shows for local communities, national and international events as well as bringing young circus artists from around the world to perform on the London stage. Our Troupes have travelled far and wide to Australia, USA, China and throughout the UK and Europe. Troupe members are ordinary young people achieving extraordinary things!
Our flagship CiP programmes are
London International Youth Circus Festival (LIYCF)
Since 2004 the LIYCF has hosted over 40 different troupes. The 2014 LIYCF hosted 120 young people from Galway Community Circus – Ireland, School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA),– Seattle USA, Circus Mignon – Germany, Funk da Cirque – Roundhouse London, Cirkus Studio Folie – Estonia, No Fit State Youth Circus – Wales, Sirkus Magenta – Finland and CircOHannover – Germany.Performances venues included The Roundhouse Camden, The Rose Theatre, Kingston, Fair on the Green, Fulham, Spitalfields Market, Lyric Square and The National Theatre ‘Watch This Space’. Take a look at our Flickr page to see more amazing photos of the week.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Celebrating 20 years at the Fringe in 2015, this annual project brings together young performers to perform at the largest arts festival in the world. Free Family performances at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh attract daily audiences in their hundreds on Inverleith House Lawn. Also on the programmes is an all day circus workshop for 5-14 years olds at Bonaly Outdoor Centre.
Annual Christmas Fair & Cabaret
Young performers are encouraged to present their first routines in front of a very supportive audience of families and friends and also to help raise much needed funds for our special projects.
Theatre and Street Shows
A&FIC Troupes perform throughout the year in Parades (St Patrick’s Day, London’s New Year’s Day in Rome and Frascati too), perform street shows, at local fetes & fairs, in the Lyric Square, Hammersmith and Spitalfields Market as well as the National Watch This Space – keeping us very busy indeed!