Streetwise Community Circus offer a wide range of circus-based activities for everyone throughout Northern Ireland.
Since Lock-down in March 2020 Streetwise have been continuing to work using all means possible.
In April we launched our “Streetwise at Home” Facebook page which now includes 24 training videos produced by Streetwise tutors providing an online opportunity for people to develop skills during lockdown.
August and September saw Streetwise performers touring sheltered accommodation providing outdoor shows for residents who had been in isolation since March funded by our Arts Council Arts and Older People programme
Lockdown shows at Clanmill Sheltered accomodation August-September
NEW WAYS OF WORKING ALLOW STREETWISE TO GET BACK TO WORK
Streetwise has launched its planned Autumn programme running over 50 sessions per week delivered by our team of experienced tutors.
This includes 21 workshops per week and 18 zoom classes per week which are enabling our programmes for older people and people living with disabilities across Northern Ireland to continue enjoying being part of our circus programmes.
Despite having 12 workshops a week in Sheltered accommodation put on hold, as a result of the increased Covid threat our tutors are now going to be producing a series of training videos to enable these participants to still enjoy being part of our sessions This has been supported by the Lottery Community fund who not only supported these changes to our programme but provided us with the funding for 200 circus kits to be circulated to these participants.
Lockdown kit - cleaned, packed and ready to go!
We currently have 14 tutors working regularly who have learnt new ways of working to deliver our programme despite the Covid crisis, managing to keep things fun despite social distancing, PPE and working solo.
Our Funders Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and Lottery Community Fund have all continued to support and allow us to make all necessary changes to allow us to keep reaching out to some of those most isolated by the current crisis.
We have now established a team of Zoom coaches who are providinge online teaching. Check the What's On page for further info!