One month ago a group of circus makers were offered the rare chance to take on a warehouse building in Portobello, a seaside town on the outskirts of Edinburgh, and dedicate it to circus arts. That group took that chance and Full Cirqle was born. But they only have four weeks to get rigging points and truss in, install an entry system and make it safe for children before they open on 10 May!
There are people working in Circus all over Scotland but all share their spaces with other projects. Edinburgh's brand new Centre for Circus Arts will include a dance studio, two rehearsal spaces, storage, offices and an aerial barn. It is a bold and exciting project at just the right time, days before several groups of circus artists lost their training space at nearby The Arts Factory to demolition. Full Cirqle expects to be home to seven circus companies and up to 50 individual members working in circus, theatre, parkour, music, film, yoga, pilates and physical therapies. Full Cirqle want to welcome the wider community to learn, train and play with them. The social enterprise they are creating is by the people for the people!
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