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Cardiff Circus Centre: NoFit State Circus’ New Community Home

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Nofit Circus Centre

Internationally acclaimed circus company NoFit State, whose offices and education programme are based in Cardiff, will relaunch its programme of community classes at a new home on Beignon Close (nr Ocean Way) this weekend.  Named Cardiff Circus Centre, the space opens to the public on Saturday 9 January, with a specially planned open afternoon of free circus workshops taking place from 1.30pm – 5pm.
Located within the Cardiff Central Youth Club building, it offers nearly double the space of its predecessor; the ex-Welsh National Opera building on John Street, and enough room and facility to continue the company’s successful community work.
NoFit State’s popular education programme provides a wide variety of circus training to people of mixed ages and abilities, and includes the teaching of ground-based skills such as juggling and unicycle to performance, acrobatics and aerial skills to children aged 5+ to adults aged 70 and above.
The circus company also runs external community programmes ranging from free weekly workshops for refugees and asylum seekers funded through The City of Cardiff Council’s Cultural Projects Scheme in partnership with Space4U at Trinity Centre, and weekly ‘Silver Circus’ sessions facilitated through AgeCymru for United Welsh and Link Housing Association, funded by the Oakdale Trust.