On Friday 8th September Circus Starr – the circus with a purpose – will return to Bradford for the thirtieth year running to stage two relaxed and inclusive Big Top shows for local children with disabilities and from low income families at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre.
It’s a once a year treat for many who are often excluded from the arts due to lack of accessibility or affordability. One parent commented after last year’s show, “My daughter who has profound multiple, physical and learning disabilities had an amazing time; ringside seats; arms flapping; wheelchair rocking in delight!”
Circus Starr provides a welcoming, accepting atmosphere for children with different needs who find it difficult to sit and concentrate. Circus Starr’s Director Neville Wilson explains, “Children dancing in the aisles or shouting out is all part of the experience. It is important carers relax and enjoy this shared family time and don’t feel judged.”
Created and developed by Phillip Gandey, this year sees an incredible new line-up of world-class, international artistes. Ringmaster Robert Price will proudly present the Havana troupe – making their debut appearance in the UK – somersaulting high into the roof of the Big Top on gymnastic bars.
The Kenyan Acrobats will be back flipping across the ring and limbo-ing under a 12 inch pole. Britain’s only female clown Andreea Delbosq will have the audience in stitches with her comic antics. Candice Taylor showcases her stunning act on aerial silks and contortionist Romy Bauer will captivate with her act in a giant aerial ball.
All tickets are given free of charge to vulnerable children and their families so they can leave their worries behind and escape to the circus for the afternoon to be part of its magic.
Circus Starr owes its continued success to the generosity and support of local businesses who cover the cost of tickets so they can be given away to local families who need them most through a network of charities, support groups and special schools.
Any local businesses wishing to support this year’s show are encouraged to call our friendly fundraising team on 01260 288690. For as little as £20 a child and their carer can enjoy a magical, memorable afternoon at the circus.
Details of Circus Starr’s shows in Bradford:
Address: Richard Dunn Sports Centre, Rooley Avenue,
Bradford, BD6 1EZ.
Date: Friday 8th September 2017
Times of performances: 4:45pm & 7pm
Duration: Approx. 1 ½ hours (including a 15 minute interval)
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