Seasons performance in libraries. Two acrobatics perform a move in front of an audience


SeasonsĀ uses circus, visual design and music to explore our changing relationship with nature and the world around us.

From family workshops to an online activity hub, resources for schools and a touring live show, Seasons takes us on a fantastical journey through weather, time, change and balance.

With activities both online and offline, we created Seasons to ignite the imaginations of young people and help us all to look at the world from a different perspective.

A young child jumps over some seeds spread on the ground

Seasons in libraries and schools

In 2023 we ran a series of Seasons workshops in Brent libraries for local schoolchildren, connecting circus movement to the natural world. We took what we discovered in these workshops and transformed them into resources for teachers, so that they can explore the themes of Seasons in their own classrooms.

SEASONS DIGITAL for families

Try our Seasons activities at home. Working with a local spoken word artist and composer, we have created audio stories and films that you and your children can interact with. Follow-along to connect with the environment and your surroundings.

Suitable for children aged 5+.

An acrobat lies on his back in the mud. words read 'seasons digital'


A touring piece for libraries and public spaces that adapts to the setting and creates a unique experience for each environment. Immersed in the wild, two acrobats, dig, climb and lose balance in a joyful exploration of the nature in and around us. watch the Seasons Live trailer:

Project background

Throughout 2020, Upswing was resident in Brent Libraries, working in collaboration with schools and families thinking about their local environments and ecosystems.

The schools, families and children who took part in the residencies worked with professional artists to contribute ideas and inspiration to the development of Seasons. From the residency we created a new live performance for libraries that and an online experience for children and young people that delves deeper into the themes of the live show.

In 2023 we wanted to develop the project legacy, so we headed back into libraries to continue working with schools and families, taking our learnings and creating resources to share with teachers and others who want to try these activities for themselves.

Cast and Creatives (Seasons Live)

Performers Sian Foster, Helena Berry
Concept and Direction Victoria Dela Amedume
Producer Fae Fichtner
Stage Manager Steph Andrews
Design Consultant Miriam Nabarro
Sound Designer Steven Dove
Production Assistant Frederick Spring Mcleod

Previous touring

Kensington and Chelsea Festival, Brent Libraries, The Spark Arts for Children

Seasons is funded by John Lyon’s Charity, the London Community Foundation and Brent London Borough of Culture 2020:


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