Bring your sense of adventure

Seasons is a unique three-year programme exploring our changing relationship with nature and the world immediately around us; using music, visual design and circus. The project is being delivered as part of Brent, Borough of Culture 2020

Upswing will be resident in Brent Libraries developing new work in collaboration with our local families and reaching beyond Brent with a digital project to get families across the country thinking about their local environments and ecosystems. Working across the live and digital space we will create new performance work that ignites the imaginations of young audiences and helps us look at the world from a different perspective.

During the project we will:

. Host a series of live multi-artform residencies in Brent Libraries
. Create a digital participatory project for children and families to engage in the development of Seasons
. Create a new live performance made especially for libraries
. Create a new touring theatre production for children and families in 2021
. Develop a resource pack for educators on the Seasons project
. Develop a resource pack for artists creating new work for and in libraries

Our in-person work has come to a halt during this global health crisis so over the next few months we will turn our efforts to the digital space, check back here soon for more details.


Our live residencies in Brent have paused for now but since January we have worked with 200 school children and 150 families in a series of residencies using music, circus, design and science to explore our changing relationship with nature, reflect on its temporality and its influence on our lives.

Children and families participating in the residencies have worked with professional artists to contribute ideas and inspiration to the development of three new productions – a new live performance experience for libraries; and a new production for theatres and an online experience for children and young people that devolves deeper into the topics that underpin the live performances.

A pause in the live residencies means we will be accelerating our plans with digital engagement, come back soon to find out how you can take part in SEASONS ONLINE.


Seasons considers where time and nature meet in a rapidly-changing environment creating a circus show like no other, taking us on a fantastical journey through weather, time, change and balance.

We are excited to develop our ideas with Brent locals and look forward to returning to Brent with performances as soon as the situation allows.

Seasons is being developed with the generous support of: