Circus Flavours

Open for summer 2022 bookings

Upswing’s Associate Artists takeover in this hugely popular and high energy event, bringing the beauty of circus to all.

Circus Flavours is a joyful format for anyone who’s dreamt of joining the circus. Perfect for festivals or events, this unique hands-on adventure brings astonishing circus skills within the audience’s grasp, providing a powerful opportunity to learn from the best and break down barriers between performers and spectators.

A daytime outdoor event, giving any person aged 7+ the chance to try out their skills in a self-contained, immersive and fun session.

Circus Flavours workshop image of performer and group of workshop participants using pois

“Visitors enjoyed the performances and couldn’t wait to have a go themselves!” 

Kellie Blake, Events and Community Engagement Manager, London Borough of Lewisham 

“It was exciting and daredevil. I feel brave happy.” 

Young workshop participant  


Circus Flavours is available for booking throughout the summer in 2022. Programmers can download the marketing pack for Circus Flavours below. For enquiries and booking please email projects@upswing.org.uk


Watch the next generation of contemporary circus talent perform their breath taking acts: Meet our Associate Artists and learn more about their stories by watching our award-winning film Circus Flavours on Screen

A diverse group of performers stand together smiling whilst being filmed

First two images on this page by Lidia Crisafulli 


Adventures on the Underline, Circus Takeover at Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Lighthouse Poole, Kids Summer Splash at Royal Docks, Windrush Day at Bernie grant Arts Centre, All Points East Festival, Happy Streets Festival, British Summer Time Festival, National Play Day, Summer Jazz Weekender, Tall Ships Festival, Greenwich Peninsula, Meltdown Festival, Holmfirth Arts Festival, Lewisham People’s Day, Henley Festival, Disco Loco, Carnival Streets Luton,

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