Family Circus for Ukrainians living in Galway City: 11 March-15 April

FREE Family Circus classes for Ukrainian families living in Galway City for children ages 4+ and their parents/guardians

When and Where

Starts Saturday, 11 March. Class is from 1:30-2:30pm. Classes run for 6 weeks.

Course dates:

Saturday 11 March
Saturday 18 March
Saturday 25 March
Saturday 1 April
Saturday 8 April

Location: Galway Community Circus, St. Josephs Community Centre, Ashe Road, Shantalla, Galway City, H91 A4VW

What is Family Circus?

Galway Community Circus brings the creative, physical and non-competitive art of circus to the people of Galway.

Family Circus provides opportunities for children and adults to safely engage in circus skills workshops. There is something for the whole family in this class! In this innovative family activity, you will be able to practise specific circus skills such as balancing, juggling, aerial and acrobatics, through fun workshops and activities. Suitable for primary school aged children.

For Family Circus classes, parents/carers are required to stay and participate, and the class operates on a one guardian, one child policy.

In Family Circus, the focus is on:

  • Playing together, teamwork, bonding and strengthening family unity
  • Taking pleasure in creating, practising and performing routines together
  • Collaborating with other members of the group – to lead and to follow
  • To be aware of situations involving risks and to agree together how to avoid those risks
  • Learning circus skills such as acrobatics, juggling and balancing – suitable to all abilities
  • Being creative and using imaginative problem-solving
  • Developing balance, coordination, muscle development, concentration and confidence

Please read before expressing interest:

Spaces are limited. Before registering to participate, please read the following criteria to ensure eligibility.

Participants should be:

Available to attend at least 5 out of the 6 weekly sessions (both parents and children
Available to attend 1 hours (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm) Saturday afternoons
A Ukrainian adult and child / children living in Galway City

How to book:

To express your interest in participating, please contact the Healthy Galway City Coordinator Aisling (085 821 7547 / aisling.colreavy@galwaycity.ie). Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

This programme is funded through the Department of Health Ukrainian Refugee Health and Wellbeing Support.