Wilderness Festival, Countryfile Live and other news

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We have had an absolute ball this summer, with Cirque Bijou teams making shows and taking work to 22 different festivals across the UK reaching live audiences of 200,000.

We are grateful to all our brilliant artists and crew for such a storming team effort. Without them our shows wouldn't be possible. A few of our highlights are below.

Wilderness Festival
100 artists in a brand new daring spectacle show, ablaze with colour and light. A 40ft flaming highwire burned above the 10,000 strong audience.
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Bristol Harbour Festival
Cirque Bijou's circus stage and Childrens Area in Castle Park. We also took some of this work to Bristol Balloon Fiesta in August. 
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Countryfile Live
A colourful, inventive arena show at Blenheim Palace with bespoke props and effects, circus, dance, bikes, sheep and tractors…
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The Umbrella Project
Lighting up festivals with hosts of bobbing, twirling LED umbrellas; with our biggest ever community umbrella dance at Gravity Fields.
Find out more

Extraordinary Bodies
Circus for Every Body: 'Weighting' in Bristol as part of Doing Things Differently, and great news for our partnership with Diverse City.
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KHOJ – Mela Tour
In partnership with Nutkhut: an arresting and highly visual aerial, storytelling and music show toured to 4 UK Melas this summer.
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Photos courtesy of: Wilderness Festival, Paul Blakemore, Joe Clarke, Gravity Fields Festival & Baldur Rafnsson


Bethany Squire is our new Company Manager, holding the fort while Kate is away on maternity leave. Bethany joins us from Festival of Nature and brings oodles of event knowledge and multilingual skills. After only 7 weeks she's already a firmly established member of the office team. Contact Bethany with questions, enquiries and ideas.

Claire Teasdale joins us as Executive Producer for Extraordinary Bodies. With vast experience in the outdoor arts sector, including 10 years with Bristol City Council's Arts and Events Team, she will be helping us and our partners Diverse City to steer the company forward over the next two years while we are funded by Arts Council England's Ambition for Excellence.

Cirque Bijou pushes the boundaries of contemporary circus, street theatre and spectacle, seeking out the new, unexpected and extraordinary. We are committed to diversity and sustainability in all that we do. Get in touch:

bethany@cirquebijou.co.uk | 01179029730

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