Group 03
CIRQUE DU ARC

Our agenda is to celebrate circus and have fun! We will be designing the FIRST circus festival of the North West, taking place in November to celebrate The Circus House’s 10th Birthday. The festival will take place across three sites including The Circus House, NIAMOS and The Klondyke, and aims to educate people about the fun circus offers and promote talent, involving everyone from beginners to professionals. This will include Covid-19 safe shows, workshops and lots of community engagement.

Anya L / Kyra Anne J / Jaskarran S / Anya Beth D / Madeleine A

Meet The Circus House!

The Circus House are an inspiring organisation dedicated to bringing smiles to the communities of Manchester. The organisation is made up of 15 different teachers and technical staff members each with their own amazing talents and skills.

The Circus House host classes and workshops for all ages and skill sets, making for an inclusive and fun environment. Workshops include aerial silks, juggling, unicycling, acrobatics and much more!
We are working with one of the directors of the company, Sian. She deals with the performance bookings and the aerial programme for the organisation. Sian is a great character to be working with.

Website: https://thecircushouse.co.uk
Instagram: thecircushouse
Twitter: @TheCircusHouse
Facebook: @THCmanchester
Posted 28 Feb 2021 19:37
The project will aim to focus on spatial design of circus workshops. We aim to get involved with a variety of skills and activities to allow students the choice to pursue their interests. All abilities are welcome and we hope to collaborate together and learn new things!

All aspects such as modelling, sketching and collaging can be done either digitally or physically depending on your preference and access to software/equipment.

Spatial Design: A key output of the project is to design a series of covid safe workshops across three sites in Manchester.

Illustrations : Graphics and collages will be used to present and discuss ideas. We will look to explore and develop a variety of design skills during this process.

Physical Model making: Model boxes will form the basis to finalise our designs for the client. Each group will have the freedom to use whatever materials they have at hand or any that they would like to practice.

CAD Modelling : As well as physical modelling, CAD modelling will be used to develop model boxes. Through this we will look to develop software skills for students through a variety of software.

Circus Workshops : We will be working closely with The Circus House in Manchester who are giving us the opportunity to get involved with their circus workshops inc. juggling, trapeze, unicycle etc.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 16:41
Atelier: Urban Spatial Experimentation
Skills: Vectorworks, Sketchup, Photoshop and physical modelling.

Bio: Positive and welcoming energy in the group, who is always keen to help others with digital and physical modelling!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 19:22
Atelier: PRAXXIS
Skills: Visuals, illustrations, environmental strategies, residential design

Bio: I carried out my undergrad at Newcastle University and my part 1 at Chapman Taylor. I thrive when working with others so am excited to grow our Cirque du Arc team! I’m here to help grow your skills in architecture and will make sure you’re happy and comfortable with what you’re doing.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 19:24
Atelier: Urban Spatial Experimentation
Skills: Photoshop, painting and sketching

Bio: Enthusiastic and warm team member who has always loved working with undergrads and helping them with photoshopping collages (maybe in mandarin if you’d like!)
Posted 1 Mar 2021 19:24
Atelier: Infra Space
Skills: Revit and physical models

Bio: Friendly and creative person who has a good eye for graphic design. Apart from having a Revit certificate, I also love making physical models. Feel free to pop up for a chat if you need any help!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 19:30

Atelier: Advanced practice
Skills: Leadership, environmental design, creativity and Revit

Bio: I undertook my part 1 at Sheffield Hallam and my placement year at PZvi - Archiects. As chairman of Cirque Du Arch my role is constructing the best possible circus festival and experience through architecture. Warm and very approachable - I’m here to guide you as well as to honing your skills through a fun, interesting and unique project.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 19:31

Atelier: Urban Spatial Experimentation
Skills: Visuals, concept diagrams, communication skills

Bio: I did my undergraduate at MSA so I know what it’s like being a first or second year student doing MSA Live. I am a friendly and approachable person and am happy to help anyone and answer questions. I just want everyone to feel comfortable and involved!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 19:31
Our MSA live event offers the opportunity for a wide range of people to learn about circus in a fun and engaging way. The festival aims to bring people together in a Coivd-19 safe manner, in order to provide joy in a time where it is needed more than ever. It will promote talent and the fitness and wellbeing benefits that circus has to offer.

The Circus House as a company have a large community interest and most of their teaching is under the umbrella of social circus. In 2019 they worked with 5465 participants nationally, 4485 of these within GMCA area.

All while aiming to be as green as possible!
Posted 2 Mar 2021 23:24