Friday 22nd May


10am

Circus Class
Three-Ball Juggling from Scratch

Make your own juggling balls at home and learn the basics of 3-ball juggling!

Tutor: Alaa
Platform:
Galway Community Circus YouTube
Equipment needed:
Please have 3 socks, a bag of rice and a spoon


2pm

Circus Talks
A University Degree for Circus Teachers in Galway

Exciting discussion about the creation of a third level degree for circus teachers, facilitated by Lucy Medlycott, Director, Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network with panellists: Dr Ian R. Walsh, Head of Undergraduates in Drama and Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway, Oskar Löfkvist, Pedagogic Co-ordinator, Cirkus Cirkör, Sweden, Ulla Hokkanen, Executive Creative Director, Galway Community Circus, Caoimhe O’Dochartaigh Barr, Galway Community Circus member.

Platform: Zoom: Event Link


6pm

Games Night

Family Games: A fun and physical game-night for families to enjoy together!

Facilitated by
participants of our ‘ABCirk’ Youth Leadership Programme.
Platform:
Zoom: Event Link


8pm

Table Quiz

A Circus Table Quiz: Questions on circus, history, famous characters, fun facts, and circus techniques! Suitable for 10+. There will be an intermission with a short circus documentary while waiting for our corrections on the answers and we will come back to announce winners!

Hosted by our European Volunteers, Leana and Alice, LIVE on Zoom! Event Link

Saturday 23rd May

10am

Circus Class
Broomstick Tricks!

Circus with a broomstick! A class to learn creative and fun ways to use a broomstick to train circus skills!

Tutor:
Leana
Platform:
Galway Community Circus YouTube Channel


2pm

Circus Talks
Youth Circus in Ireland, Palestine and Beyond

A panel discussion on how circus arts is used as a vehicle for positive change in communities around the world.

Facilitated by Ulla Hokkanen, Executive Creative Director, Galway Community Circus with panellists: Hazar Azzeh, Palestinian Circus School, Jenna Hall, Chief Executive, Belfast Community Circus School, Camille Henry, Development Manager, International Youth and Social Circus Network CARAVAN,Joanna Williams, Director, Cloughjordan Circus Club, Darragh O’Donohoe, Galway Community Circus member and Suzon Gheur, Independent Artist.

Platform:
Zoom: Event Link


8pm

Show Night

A colourful night of circus wonder and energy in three parts with MC's Darragh O’Donohue and Juliette O’Donnell from our Pierrot group.

Part 1: Scratch Night: A mix of circus videos from our members and the circus community around the theme ‘My Most Prized Possession’, MC’d by our Scratch Night Youth Production Team

Part 2: Magic Twist: A compilation video of short circus and dance choreography from an open call on social media featuring circus members and the wider community

Part 3: Mayhome Showcase: A selection of acts from members and a showcase of our recent Circus@Home classes

Platform: Galway Community Circus Facebook

Sunday 24th May

10am

Circus Class
Family Acro Yoga!

Learn basic combinations of acrobatics and yoga to share with your family!

Tutors: Hazar and Alice
Platform:
Galway Community Circus YouTube Channel


2pm

Circus Talks
Why does Youth Circus Matter?

An exploration of the importance of Youth Circus from the point of view of our members, artists and researchers.

Facilitated by Juliette O’Donnell, Galway Community Circus Member, including panellists: Stevie Boyd, Artistic Director, FLIC Scuola di Circo, Freddy Burrows, Independent Artist and Galway Community Circus graduate, Keela Egan, Galway Community Circus member, Stephen Cadwell PhD, Cadwell Research & Education, Isabela Mello, Artist and Galway Community Circus Tutor and Liam Carmody, Independent Artist and Galway Community Circus graduate.

Platform:
Zoom: Event Link


8pm

Movie Night

A circus movie and popcorn night Facebook Watch Party!

Movie Night will feature: A mix of inspiring circus videos featuring professional artists chosen by your Galway Community Circus tutors and Axe Wound, a Galway Community Circus adult performance troupe movie, created in 2018 with Tumble Circus and KenEvilThing productions (Suitable for 18+).

Hosts: Alice Serra and Amelie Bal
Platform:
Galway Community Circus Facebook

All events are offered free of charge thanks to our funding partners The Arts Council, Erasmus+ and Galway City Council. Thank you for joining the Mayhem!

Download our full programme of events!