You’ve got til tomorrow to send in your submission for @contraproject’s new online publication. They’re looking for circus lovers (working in circus or audiences) to contribute thoughts, either as 5-800 word pieces or visually. Send a 200 word proposal to email@example.com by tmos and if you’re successful you’ll get £50 - not bad. Contra Project was dreamed up by the writer/performer @lauramurphyropeweirdo & producer @nicolenicolecircole behind CONTRA, an incredible one-woman piece we’ve supported since 2017 and hosted three times! #circus #circuslovers
This is Andy, a Duty Officer at Jacksons Lane and an incredibly talented flautist. This Sunday at 8pm he’s going to sneak into Jacksons Lane and perform an eery and atmospheric recital to an empty building - and he’ll be live-streaming it! Check our Facebook events page or search ‘Soliloquy; an unaccompanied flute’ on FB to find it. Donations welcome - proceeds are split between the NHS, JL and of course some for Andy. Feat. Debussy, CPE Bach & Eugene Bozza. #livemusic #classicalmusic #liveconcert #flute #flutelife
We - performing arts, the circus community, Jacksons Lane arts centre - are all affected by, and unconscious perpetrators of, systemic racism and we need to get better. As an organisation we strive to be more diverse and inclusive, but there’s so much more work to be done. We stand in solidarity with Black lives all across the world. #blackouttuesday
You’ve heard of the Sewing Bee, but what about the Sewing PPE? (groan) We’re hosting a wonderful bunch of volunteers sewing scrubs for NHS workers across London. We Need You! to come help out. Can you wield a needle? Got a steady hand and an eye for detail? Well come on over! Next session is on Monday (1st June). Find more details by: going on Facebook, searching ‘North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust - For the Love of Scrubs’, joining the first group you find, and registering your interest. The scrub fairies will take it from there, whisking you away to a magical land of sewing and altruism.
@alula_cyr’s #HYENA, which we supported & toured in 2017/18, is one of 13 contemporary circus shows now streaming on Netflips, a new circus streaming site. Suggested donation per view (goes to the artists). Google Netflips to watch! #circuseverydamnday 📸 Lidia Crisafulli
Reposting a beautiful photo by @thereal.stevesomerset of Archway Road because this morning we’re especially missing our lovely street, oft-maligned (can’t all be as pretty as Highgate High Street!), but much-loved by those of us who walk it, live by it, work on it or use any of the brilliant shops, pubs, cafés and caffs, restaurants, temples, hairdressers, churches, gyms, offies, publishers, arts centres (hem), estate agents, beauty salons, vets, parks (three!), even that guy selling magazines down in the tube station I think we could probably claim as ours. We’ve done a little list of all the nice Archway Road things that are still going on in #lockdown times. We’ll pop it in our bio for a bit, or find it on the Blog section of our website. #archwayroad #archwayrd #highgate #northlondon #london #haringey #islington #cholmley #localbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #locallove
Are we going to see a lot more outdoor work on the other side of this? Will people be more comfortable seeing something in the open air? Maybe! Who knows. Anyway, the brilliant people at @101outdoorarts & @cornexchange have launched a new scheme for outdoor artists affected by COVID and we were lucky enough to get a project grant to work with this bunch - three circus companies from all corners of Europe. You’ve got @stillhungry_raven 🇩🇪 top-right, who stormed @edfringe 2019 and @londonmimefestival 2020 with their debut show Raven. Bottom-right is @inni_sasu_acro from @agitcirk 🇫🇮, who do amazing work in new and found spaces. And left is the irrepressible @litcircus from Norwich, our regular co-producers & close compadres. Looking forward to doing something interesting & new with this brilliant bunch, and capturing it in a 10-min film. LIT photo: @johnneedmedia AC photo: @byjohannalehtinen
Ow. The side of circus you don’t often see, featuring @fionathornhill & one of our first associate companies @alula_cyr. #regram @fionathornhill #30daysOfThrowbacks ⭕️ 19/30 • Sound on for this one! 🔈 Yesterday was #WorldCircusDay but I didn’t get the memo and did a half arsed yoga post 😂 So in the spirit of failing today I give you my circus love, the mighty #CyrWheel and a bunch of times it kicked the shit out of me and my buddies! • Ft. @alula_cyr @elillyrice J-Lads @charliewheeller @adamfullickcircus • At. @nationalcircus @jacksons_lane @thepointeastleigh • CyrFails#RoueCyr#DoublesCyr#DuoCyr#TriplesCyr#TrioCyr#FailsVid#NotSoAcrobats#Circus_Fails#CyrWheelEveryDamnDay#CirqueWay#CirqueGram#CirqueDuInsta#CircusInternational#CircusEveryDamnDay#CircusAroundTheWorld
Celebrating #WorldCircusDay with this photo of the fab @faunacircus an incredible UK-based company who won our 2017 award for Best Circus at @edfringe - we hosted their show at JL for the 2018 @londonmimefestival. In these upside-down times, let’s cherish our great memories and look forward to making many more once this is all over #circuseverydamnday #stayhome
This is Jacksons Lane's theatre right now. There's an old theatrical tradition to leave a light on when your theatre's empty, called a 'ghost light'. It's supposed to ward away evil spirits, but I love the idea of Jacksons Lane's ghouls treading our boards, keeping our stage warm. We've gone digital for the time being, with a series of circus shorts, classes replaced with Instagram lives, outreach work done on the phone. But we know that live performance is irreplacable. Nothing can match the experience of watching, hearing and feeling a performance happening right there in front of you. We miss our theatre, we miss our performances, and we miss you, our audiences. We're not going anywhere - our light is going to shine throughout this time, until we reopen, and beyond. We'll see you on the other side. A little message from our Artistic Director @ade_berry_ #ghostlight
Episode 2 of #JLShorts🩳 is here! @tamzenmoulding is on hand (literally) to show you how to get on your way to doing a handstand 🤸♀️ All you need is: 🙌 Some hands 🪑A chair 🎥 A camera to film yourself doing it (optional) Happy handstanding!
Happy #WorldTheatreDay from team JL ✨ To celebrate this day, and to spread a bit of much needed cheer, we’re very excited to introduce #JLShorts - a series of mini-films featuring some of our favourite supported artists. They’ll be posting a demonstration of what they do, followed by a short, simple exercise you can try at home to help you get active and creative. Up first: @twomuchcircus with some brilliant juggling and hoop. Follow the link in our bio for the full tutorial from @david_juggler @circus_maggie and ENJOY! . . . . . . . #JLShorts #creativetutorials #createathome #circustutorials #trythisathome #stayhome #stayhomechallenge #stayhomestaysafe