— 18 April —

Tuesday

Host Venue: National Centre for Circus Arts

Coronet Street, N1 6HD
020 7613 4141

The National Centre for Circus Arts is the UK’s major training institution for circus arts, offering a Foundation and BA (Hons) Degree in Circus Arts as well as a raft of informal training programmes for children, young people and adults. The National Centre supports artists in the creation and development of new work through various schemes, most notably Lab:Time and Lab:time² – small early stage R&D grants for artists, supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The National Centre also supports the development of work through mentoring and residencies in their Creation Studio. www.nationalcircus.org.uk

14:00 - 14:30
NCCA
Arrivals, Welcome, Event Intro

Tea / coffee provided!

14:30 - 15:30
NCCA
Showcase of Indoor and Outdoor Work

Select showcase of indoor and outdoor work / shows in development.

Performance sharings of José Triguero and Chris Patfield's Project Gibbon, and Inverted's Box.

Pitches for: Zoe Jones and Ella Robson Guilfoyle's Soror, Pirates of the Carabina's RUHM, and Circumference's Chaotic.

15:30 - 15:45
NCCA
Networking / Tea & Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:45
NCCA
Showcase of Indoor and Outdoor Work

Performance sharings of Max Calaf Seve's Nalukatak, and Living Rooms Circus' The Penguin and I.

Pitches for: Extant and two Catalan projects (Circ Panic/Jordi Panareda's MiraT, and Cia Soon's Gregarious), plus an introduction to video work by Remy Archer.

16:45 - 17:30
NCCA to Jacksons Lane
Travel to Jacksons Lane
17:30 - 19:30
The Woodman
Dinner at the Woodman

Dinner at The Woodman (provided for delegates) and informal networking.

19:30 - 20:00
Jacksons Lane - Foyer / Bar
Pre-show at Foyer / Bar
20:00 - 21:00
Jacksons Lane
Performance: Cie Nuua, Taival

https://www.jacksonslane.org.uk/whats-on/taival
Tickets provided for delegates.

— 19 April —

Wednesday

Host Venue: Jacksons Lane

269A Archway Road, N6 5AA
020 8340 5226

Jacksons Lane supports a huge amount of emerging as well as established circus artists from London and elsewhere through offering rehearsal space, residencies, public sharings of work in development, and performance opportunities. Jacksons Lane are a host venue for MimeFest and a partner venue for CircusFest, and programme circus in their theatre all year round. www.jacksonslane.org.uk

Spotlight on Trapezi Festival, Reus and Cirko Festival, Helsinki

10:00 - 10:30
Jacksons Lane - Studio 1
Arrivals
10:30 - 11:00
Jacksons Lane - Main Theatre
Excerpt / Work-in-progress of Elephant

Excerpt of Milton Lopes's Elephant.

11:00 - 12:15
Jacksons Lane - Studio 1
Artsmarket and Pitches

Pitches for Bassline Circus' FLIP, Lost in Translation's Famished, José Triguero / Gemma Palomar's Cul de Sac, Oddly Moving Circus' He Ain't Heavy, Scarabeus Aerial Theatre's Depths Of My Mind, and Animal Religion's Indomador, plus a Spotlight on Trapezi Festival Reus.

12:30 - 13:00
Jacksons Lane - Main Theatre
Excerpt of Alula Cyr's Hyena

Excerpt/pitch of Alula Cyr's Hyena.

13:00 - 14:15
Jacksons Lane - Studio 1
Lunch and Networking
14:30 - 15:30
Jacksons Lane - Main Theatre
Excerpts of The Machine and Lola

Excerpts of Blind Gut's The Machine, and Lumo Company's Lola.

15:45 - 16:30
Jacksons Lane - Studio 1
Artsmarket and Pitches

Artsmarket and pitches of Nikki&JD's Knot, Silver Lining's Throwback, Upswing’s Ramshackle House, and Jair Ramirez's Sugarman.

16:30 - 17:00
Jacksons Lane - Main Theatre
Excerpt of Moonfall

Excerpt of Hikapee's Moonfall.

17:00 - 17:15
Jacksons Lane
Break / Networking
17:15 - 18:30
Jacksons Lane - Studio 1
Dinner
18:30 - 19:30
Jacksons Lane - Foyer / Bar
Informal Networking, or Travel to Roundhouse

Choice of performances: remain at Jacksons Lane for Fauna's Fauna, or travel to the Roundhouse for Cie XY's It’s Not Yet Midnight...

19:30 - 20:30
Jacksons Lane - Main Theatre
Performance: Fauna
19:30 - 20:30
Roundhouse
Performance: Cie XY, It’s Not Yet Midnight...

— 20 April —

Thursday

Host Venue: artsdepot

5 Nether Street, N12 0GA
020 8369 5454

Since 2004, artsdepot has presented circus annually. In recent years artsdepot has become a partner venue for CircusFest and also presents circus as part of Circulate, the outer London outdoor arts consortium. Artsdepot is part of the City Circ network and a few years ago applied to collaborate with Ockham's Razor for a small residency. Following this, artsdepot then invited Ockham's Razor to be their circus artists in residence where they will remain in residence until March 2018. www.artsdepot.co.uk

10:30 - 11:00
artsdepot - Creation Studio
Arrivals and Welcome
11:00 - 13:00
artsdepot - Studio Theatre
Pitching Session 1

Pitches of: RM Digital Theatre's Natalie Inside Out, Nearly there yet's Move On, Ellie Dubois' No Show, Mimbre's Exploded Circus, Scottee's Risk, Industrial Teatrera's Castaways, Bibi and Bichu's Circus Abyssinia, Circus Xanti's As a Tiger in the Jungle, Circo Eia's inTarsi, Company Oliveira & Bachtler's OTUS, Gandini Juggling's Spring, Acrojou's Vessel, and Light the Fuse & Scribbled Thought's Playground Victories.

13:00 - 14:00
Bardepot
Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
artsdepot - Creation Studio/bardepot
Artsmarket and Networking

Tables from Gandini Juggling, Turtle Key Arts, Nearly There Yet, Mimbre, Dizzi O’Dare, The Production Shed, CirqOn the Seam, and Tarzanna, plus a table for Scottish artists.

15:30 - 16:00
Bardepot
Tea & Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30
artsdepot - Studio Theatre
Pitching Session 2

Arron Sparks' Heathen, Can't Sit Still's Plink/ Boo, Circumference's Aftermath, Ockham's Razor's Threads, Racehorse Company's Around and Disco 3000, Jess Andrade's The Brownie Club, Sarah Jean Couzens & Jon Hick's' Blake's Circus, Kallo Collective's Chameleon, PanGottic's Fluke, and MAKE//SHIFTcompany's Insomniac's Fable.

17:30 - 19:30
artsdepot - Creation Studio
Dinner / Travel to the Roundhouse

Delegates travelling to the Roundhouse for Cie XY's It’s Not Yet Midnight... should leave around 18:30 - 18:45.

19:30 - 20:30
Roundhouse
Performance: Cie XY, It’s Not Yet Midnight...
19:30 - 20:30
artsdepot - Main House
Performance: Barely Methodical Troupe, Kin