Chapter 9


June 2017 - Feb 2018

Circus: 250 Years Young


Circus: 250 Years Young was a 9-month creative heritage project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund Youth Roots grant programme and led by NoFit State Circus. The project gave its talented Youth Circus an opportunity to connect with Wales' unique contribution to the development of circus over the past 250 years and culminated in a final performance as part of the UK-wide celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of circus in 2018.

Working with heritage partners Glamorgan Archives, NoFit State’s youth circus explored and discovered Wales’ lost circus history; scouring the archives, taking talks from circus experts, and even experiencing practical workshops in forgotten circus skills from professional performers and circus experts.