We are now getting back into the swing of things, its now May & we have already visited a few schools and received some really great feedback! “We had the best time with you all on Saturday at our school, it couldn’t have gone any better. From ticket sales alone, for the 3 shows the PTA raised £2,200 profit!! The children all loved it & for some it was their first every circus experience so thank you for making it so fab! St Mary’s school Byfleet, Surrey. “ We also got a mention on BBC Radio 2 thanks to presenter Bobby Prior who said she saw our little show at a nearby school fete at the weekend!
We are pleased to have started our summer ’22 tour of schools & family friendly events again! This year we have some new faces to add to our team of hand picked professional circus performers to entertain families & children of all ages! You can see our tour dates listed here! We hope to see you in our little Big Top soon! here are some photos from the Easter halfterm…
Happy New Year! Here at Circus Pazaz we are looking forward to be back in 2022! – taking our little circus experience to schools & events around the country, doing what we love – spreading smiles, joy & laughs to family audiences wherever we go! We’ve been busy backstage making some changes & have some exciting news – Circus Pazaz is now a joint partnership! Tilly Twist (Emily Ball) is now joining Clown Zaz (Matt Indge) in partnership, prouducing & running the little bigtop business that she has been part of since 2013 soon after Zaz took on the circus from Fred Delius (of Fred’s Flying Circus) when we became Circus Pazaz! What does the new partnership mean for Circus Pazaz? We aim to continue our circus work in the comunity as an affordable introduction to circus & small enough to fit in busy or built up areas, offering fundraising shows & workshops for schools whilst supplying family friendly festivals & community events with our have-a-go circus workshops area & bigtop shows. Our original tent is getting old now & we have a shiny new yellow & white big top canvas on order which we hope will arrive in July. This season Matt/Zaz will be taking more time to be a dad, leaving Tilly to manage the schools tour but he will still be out & about with the big top during the summer – you might even see Zaz’s kidz Izaac or Ollie performing too, they’ve been honing their circus skills over lockdown & enjoyed appearing in some of the shows we did in 2021. Click here for more info on booking Circus Pazaz for your school or event!
How Zaz & Tilly Tilly first met, Tilly was looking to borrow some circus equipment to run a local circus workshop – Zaz was kind enough to offer his help & mentioned that he was in the process of taking on Fred’s circus & was Tilly interested in any work. Well, that was back in 2013 & Tilly has been a big part of the circus ever since (she’s even got a tattoo of the big top!) 8 years on, it seems fitting that she is now a partner in Circus Pazaz.
Tilly Twist has been performing for over 20 years now
“I first got into circus when I was a child, I had a diabolo” (and gave myself a black eye practicing throwing and catching it!) I then won tickets via the local newspaper to 3 different circuses – all in the space of about a year & became very interested in circus. A friend of my parents taught me to spin fire poi, then another friend gave me some juggling balls & I spent a whole summer teaching myself to juggle. I taught myself to unicycle, and decided I wanted to be a circus performer. My first public show was at Bolney village Millenium Celebrations, organized by Brighton based Same Sky. I also did my work experience with them & want to thank them & Doctor Colin of Circus Box (my Circus dad!) for my first experiences of working in circus & performance.
I decided that was my goal – choosing my GSCE options accordingly to involve drama & then going on to A levels before auditioning for Circus Space (now National Centre for Circus), Circomedia & Zippos Academy of Circus Arts. Being offered places at the last 2, I chose to attend Circomedia & from then on I haven’t looked back! Meeting Zaz & becoming part of Circus Pazaz has been a huge part of my performance life & I truly love the little bigtop & what we do, I’m so excited to be a partner & I look forward to many more shows, bringing smiles & laughs to everyone – I think we all need that more than ever now!
I love the words of Ernest Hemingway….“The circus is the only ageless delight that you can buy for money. Everything else is supposed to be bad for you. But the circus is good for you. It is the only spectacle I know that, while you watch it, gives the quality of a truly happy dream.”
Here’s our team at the last show of the season this year. Cj Carnell, Tilly Twist, Anna Hayes and our favorite Clown, Zaz and son Ollie performed at the Billingual Primary school, Brighton & Hove’s annual fiesta for the 6th time! We’re already getting excited for next year’s events and getting back on the road doing what we love – if you’d like us to visit your school or event in 2022, contact us now for pta & booking info!
We are pleased to say that we have been doing some family events again during this short 2021 summer season & that we will be operating in summer 2022! It was wonderful to be performing in our little bigtop again in front of a live audience & we would like to thank all who made it possible & for booking us at their events despite so much uncertainty. Here are a few photos from our summer 2021, with covid saftey a priority we provided family open air circus workshops, visited just a few lucky local primary schools, performed our circus shows with special guests at the brilliant St Leonards community festival, put on summer-holiday circus activities for indoor shopping center’s & various Town councils then in September we set up in Hove park again for the 5th consecutive time for the Annual Bilingual school summer fiesta which really has grown into the biggest school fete fundraiser we have ever seen! during lockdown our children had more time practicing their circus skills & wanted to join in some of the shows with their dad clown Zaz! Ollie 7 riding unicycle & his older brother Izaac on diablo. Next summer During term time Tilly Twist will be leading the school tour with a new team of performers! Clown Zaz will be joining in the show again during the summer holidays…If you are on a school pta or would like to know more info about having circus pazaz at your family friendly event get in touch with us now! we are now taking bookings for summer 2022! & still have some availability during winter & for Christmas indoor circus shows & workshops suitable for school & community halls!
Whilst we are taking bookings! & are all looking forward to visiting some schools & family events this summer 2021! It is So nice to receive emails like these:
– We had your circus as part of our summer fair in 2016 (Time flies!) you came and put up your tent on our field you ran a circus skills class and put on some shows for us! And it was a Huge success!! We would love to have you back in summer 2022
Here at Circus PaZaz (probably like you, if you are a parent?) we have spent the summer homeschooling, some of our performers have been doing voluntary work and we are thinking of new ways to bring our little circus experience to everyone safely! We Plan to be back in 2021 with a new show following the current covid secure industry guidelines & we look forward to be back performing & bringing smiles to families again!! click here For more info on having a circus pazaz visit to your school you can also see Zaz & his kids Zac & Ollie who love to become little clowns & spread the circus clown fun!
Due to Covid 19, with a heavy heart we have postponed our summer tour until further notice, we hope to be back on the road again soon to continue to share our little circus experience with schools & family events across the UK. As soon as we can we will update all of our canceled or postponed event dates here as they are re confirmed once it is safe & the all clear is given to hold the event… but for now please stay safe, positive & look after your families.
Hi to everyone! probably just like you we too have been busy home schooling our kids but without to much clowning around! #staysafe #stayathome here’s a special message from Zaz & the little clowns Izaac & Ollie to all our friends, families & kidz that have visited or waiting to see #CircusPazaz especially if you have a birthday? or like us will be postponing your kids party due to the lockdown – 🤹♀️♥️🎪 Happy Birthday from us to you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zonOKH7pRs
Roll Up, Roll Up! we are now booking Summer 2020 Little Circus Big Fun! Suitable for Family friendly Festivals & events or If you are a school or Pta Click here! “we will send you info on our options, how it works & prices”