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Albert & Friends Instant Circus

Albert & Friends Instant Circus is the UK's leading youth circus provider, running workshops and youth participatory groups with young people aged 3 to 25. The company leads a regular youth circus group that tours nationally and internationally, holds a bi-annual International Youth Circus Festival and delivers outreach work on estates and in schools and communites around West London. Our funding supports core costs.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £87,933
  • 2013-2014: £89,955
  • 2014-2015: £92,294

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Clowning Master Class

Clowning Master Class with the star of 'SOAP' Marie Andree Lemaire

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Lahti

The end of 'What makes us Move' 2010 - 2012

A&FIC Family Class - Autumn Term Show

Watch the youngest members of Albert & Friends Instant Circus from our beautiful family class! Such a great atmosphere, loving family vibe and lots of incredible tricks and skills being learned! FUN! HAPPINESS! Woohoo...Circus Love!

Unicycle Movie

Unicycle Movie

'You've Been Framed!'

Here is a classic video of A&FIC bloopers collected over the years at workshops, classes and performances! Of course, no one was hurt (seriously!) in any of the following events! Enjoy!

Family Circus Class, 2012

Some of the responses of the parents who attend A&FIC's family circus class with their children. They were simply asked "Why do you bring your children to circus" and their answers extol some of the benefits of circus as an activity for young people!

A&FIC Performance Troupe - Action Packed!

Watch A&FIC's Performance Troupe in an action packed display of circus skills set to a pumping 80's soundtrack! See their skill, athleticism and all round style!

New Year Celebrations - 3 Parades in 3 Cities in 3 Days!

Watch A&FIC and UK Youth Circus Network friends thrilling crowds for the 2012 New Year celebrations in Rome, Fascati and London! Many Thanks to David Banks for producing this video!

A&FIC Stilt Football Challenge Cup 2011

Highlights from A&FIC's second Stilt Football Challenge Cup between two local schools in Hammersmith & Fulham.

Highlights of A&FIC Autumn Term Programme 2011

See the amazing achievements of young people across the A&FIC classes this autumn term and hear their views about circus!

A&FIC Christmas Fair & Cabaret

A great little video of A&FIC's Christmas Celebration this year complete with fair and cabaret performances from the young people in our troupe. Thanks to all who participated!

A&FIC & Waterman's Arts Centre

Highlights of a 10 week program run by A&FIC at Waterman's Arts Centre with participants from Acton Lodge and Triangle. This was truly a wonderful experience for all who took part!

Ball tricks - 4 on 1

Greg, Ali, Orfeo, Iona from Albert & Friends Instant Circus at play with walking balls!

Beijing 2008

A&FIC at the 2008 Culture and Tourism Festival in Beijing China. Representing Great Britain we of course played Football on stilts! Some of the biggest audiences we have ever performed in front of, plus what an opportunity to travel across the globe with the circus!

Sylt, Germany 2007

A week in Sylt, taking a train across the sea, performing in a circus tent every night at the Island Circus, training with Circus Mignon in the practice tent! Great slice of A&FIC history - lets go back to Sylt soon!!

Stilt walkers

The famous Stilt walkers from Albert & Friends Instant Circus - regularly teaching young people amazing skills!

Network of International Circus Exchange (N.I.C.E)

A seminar held at Riverside Studios by Albert & Friends in which many international youth circus organizations discussed the sector, exchanged ideas and learned from one another "It really was good to see old faces, meet new people and listen to such a variety of ideas and opinions." (Wookey Hole Circus, Gloucestershire) "You are certainly doing inspiring work that is very much in the spirit of the Youth in Action programme." (British Council)

Pyramids 4

Young people making a human pyramid! Learning for Life

Pyramid 3

Young people making a a human pyramid. Learning for Life!

Pyramids 2

Young people making a human pyramid!

Pyramids 1

Young people making a human pyramid!

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Contact details

www.albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk

Riverside Studios
Crisp Road
London
W6 9RL

51.488171, -0.22551

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