Circus Workshops & Performances for local communities in Hackney with focus on topics such as migration & homelessness.
About the Project
A weekend full of performances, workshops and community engagement
Our jubilant pigeons are celebrating the queens plantinum jubilee too.
Fun fact: Pigeons hatch and don’t leave the nest until they are fully grown.
A little bit like us during a pandemic. 🙈🐦
But let’s get to the other facts: The cast of brainfools will be hosting multiple youth & kids workshops and performances both by themselves (“Lucky Pigeons”) and local artists at the Hoxton Garden (Hoxton Trust).
The local community is encouraged to take part and shape the project. With local performances by artists, Q&A with the artists as well as online engagment projects.
Project Time Line
Jubilee Funding Application
We applied for a jubilee grant with this project which will support the artists salary and the workshop facilitators.
Rehearsals & Organisation
1 week of rehearsals of lucky Pigeons at the national Centre for circus arts creation centre.
Also we will start organising the required materials and confirming workshop schedules.
During the week before the event the hot phase will start, where we will be starting to set up the space and rehearse in the local environemnt.
4.00 pm: official Start
4.30-5.00 pm: “Lucky Pigeons”
5.00-5.30 pm: Q&A for the Directors
6:00-7:30 pm: Open Stage
10.00 - 12.00 Workshop Round 1
2.00 pm - 4pm Workshop Round 2
5.00 - 6.00 pm “Lucky Pigeons”
6.00-6.30 pm: Q&A Cast
7.00-8.00 pm: Open Stage
10.00 - 12.00 Open Stage: Kids
2.00 - 3.00 pm: “Lucky Pigeons” Performance
3.00 - 4.00 pm: Q&A
4.00-6.00pm: Acro Jam
6.00-7.00pm: Movement Party
Potential Venue: Hoxton Garden
The Hoxton Trust exists to make the area of Hoxton and Shoreditch a better place for everyone who lives or works there.
We do this by supporting those most economically and socially disadvantaged with opportunities to build their levels of skills, knowledge and confidence; by providing free legal advice and assistance to those without the means to otherwise obtain it; and by managing and maintaining a community garden for the health, wellbeing and general enjoyment of everyone.
Get to Know Us
Finn & Toffy
Director & Producer
Finn & Toffy are the founders of brainfools. The core of their company is based on improving their local community. As well as taking as taking important issues and explaining them through thoughtful circus arts.
Workshop leader youth / Performer
Jenn has graduated together with Finn & Toffy & the rest of the cast at the national centre for circus arts and has worked for “my aerial home” as circus coach. She will be leading the workshop part of the project.
Brett Tatham - Wood
Workshop Leader children / Performer
After his education brett worked for multiple summer camps with children of all ages. He is experienced at coaching young people and loves to see them get inspired.
Project Coordination / Performer
Jared is the newest addition of the cast. He has long experience in coaching and teaching circus arts. He will be coordinating the project.
Community Performances / Perfomer
Tara will be liasing with the local performances at the open stage and invite local artists to join in the festivities.
Jordi is a guest performer who will be joining in the “lucky pigeons” show as aerialist and supporting Workshops as assistant teacher.
Venue / Community
Hoxton Hall Theatre
Local Youth Groups
National Centre For Circus Arts
Turtle Key Arts
Mentoring Production & Organsation