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”
“Fantastic circus! We saw them 3 years ago and they were fantastic then. Today seeing them again, they continue to amaze. Kids and adults had a fantastic time.”- “Excellent fun for all the family. My kids 8 and my Grandad 80!” – “I can’t recommend this lovely circus enough! We had so many happy kids & parents at our school fayre! Brilliant entertainment! Thank you!!” – “Great afternoon at Horsell CofE School… Thank you the kids loved it ***** ” “Great time had by all! We Would recommend Circus PaZaz to all schools pta’s” – “Brilliant show, laugh out loud funny, warm, entertaining, great skills!”……these are just some of the great comments from schools we have visited this summer!
Our bigtop pitched at many busy summer fetes
Roll up Roll up!
Hands up for Circus time!
Guest Ringmaster Marky Jay
Aerial up high in the bigtop
acro ballance skills amaze
Cowboy JoJo whip cracker
Clown Zaz juggles spoons from the kitchen
See you next time!
This Summer saw a few new faces as a Guest Performing comedy Ringmaster joined our show for some of the school shows that Clown Zaz couldn’t attend. Lots of schools were visited with some great feedback! We officially booked a weekend off in June! to celebrate fellow performer Joseph Jax as he used the bigtop to hold his very own wedding with many circus friends attending & performing after the speeches! During the school holidays we were part of many family events & festivals. Clown Zaz performed in the Kidzfield at Glastonbury 2019 & its was our 5th time supplying circus entertainment with a full 11 day program of entertainment & workshops for the epic Alderney week festival in the Channel Islands. At some of the shows during the school holidays Zaz was joined in the show by his children as little clowns themselves & at Worthing Carnival by special guest performers Chi Chi Revolver, Kitty Peels & Milo who’s little ones also could not resist performing at the end of the show too!
The Uk African Acrobats join us again for a special showtime in South London
Tilly dressed for the occasion
Cj Carnell teaches areial silks workshops for kids @Alderney week
Ralph teaches everyone to ride the unicycle @Worthing Carnival
Alderney week 2019!
Little Wolfe balances in his dads hands!
Zaz & his kids in the Glastonbury kidzfield
Setting up the bigtop On Alderney Island
A Circus Wedding celebration
Mujishan the Bubble wizzard
Harley Fox spins Fire & Zaz leads the countdown to the Alderney week 2019 fireworks finale
Award winning Magician Leon Simonds joins us in Hove Park
The cornish maize Maze
Chi Chi Revolver spins all the hoops!
Zaz & eldest son Zac performing together
Kitty Peels performs the sliks
As we prepare to pack away our bigtop tent for winter we are now already making plans for more circus shows & workshops indoors in halls this christmas & again under the big top next summer! Contact us here if you are interested in having circus PaZaz visit your School or family friendly event….
2019 is our 7th summer season performing as circus PaZaz! click here to see our tour dates here(We do still have some available dates if your quick!) This summer we are pleased to be confirmed again for some of our favourite events like Alderney week & Worthing Rotary Carnival, also our 1st time locally @St Ann’s Wells Gardens Spring festival – Hove’s biggest community summer festival.
During Term time we will again be visiting lots of primary schools around the country. Not only entertaining – fundraising too! Tilly Twist is leading the schools tour! Tilly & our team of circus performer friends are really looking forward to sharing our little circus magic with all ages! impressive acrobatics, juggling, hula hooping & cowboy whip cracking! New for 2019 we have a skillful Ringmaster joining Circus Pazaz with his own unique, impressive skills!
Clown Zaz will be taking a back seat from some of the term time tour as he is also a busy full time dad & now his kids are at school cant be available as much as he would like to…we hope to see you at one of our shows or circus workshops this summer! If you are interested in finding out how you can book circus PaZaz or would like info for your school pta get in touch with us here
After another full on summer season! its now already the start of Autumn, we’ve now packed away our little bigtop for the winter period. We are still available to book for schools & christmas events & we can perform our circus in school/sports halls & venues. We are now taking enquires for summer 2019!contact us for info & prices!
This summer was our busiest so far! we visited almost 20 locations with our little circus = big fun! Here are some of our highlights….
Tilly & Joe perform thier new Pirate & Parrot act
Cj Carnell performs on the silks
Lucky kids get a aerial taster session with Cj
Tilly performs Aerial hoop
Artist Curtis Tappenden comes to se & sketch our show!
Setting up on a hot day
Special guests UK African Acrobats join us at the phoenix festival in South London
Spot Zaz in the Channel Islands in flight magazine promoting Alderney week
Zaz waits backstage for his turn in the ring
Lots more great feedback!
young Zac & Olly help with the circus
Alderney week 2018
Tilly & Jess Stilt walking the cavalcade parade
Cowboy JoJo the Whipcracker
cowboy JoJo & TillyAnn whip cracking
Cj Carnell amazes up high in the roof of the bigtop
a backstage photo snap of the full house packed tent @Worthing carnival
everyone loves Ozzy the ostrich
Zaz performs the spoons for clown Julius
tilly twist & her hoops
special guest juggler Matt Henem joins us for a show
bubbles all around the bigtop
Bubleologist friends cover the area in bubbles @worthing carnival
Zaz & Tilly doing workshops & shows in a shopping centre during summer holidays
See you next time!
We started our 6th tour in Zaz’s hometown of Bognor Regis for a massive circus workshop whilst the royal wedding was shown on a big screen in Hotham park. Then we head further north to a school in Newark who first contacted us 4 years ago! so great to make it happen at last! all the children came to see the circus show as treat to celebrate their schools birthday. In Essex we visited Quilters junior school after setting up the bigtop on a Sunday afternoon with the pta we stayed pitched on their school field for the whole week! The head teacher was very enthusiastic & we taught the children their own show which they then preformed after school for the parents followed by our show with popcorn of course! With school summer fete season in full swing we visited many schools across the south & again have received lots of positive feedback from schools saying how they loved our shows & what a great way to fundraise for their school circus pazaz was! In August we were invited back for the 4th time! to perform & celebrate the 70th Alderney week festival, a great working holiday & amazing chance to visit the tiny channel Island of Alderney. Then in Cornwall we were back for the 2nd year for showtime at the Cornish maize maze a wonderful little farm & family attraction. So good! that this year Zaz’s kids Zac & Olly came a day early to see the maze & help with the shows before heading back to Sussex for Bank Holiday weekend & Worthing Carnival. On day 1 sadly the weather & wind wasn’t friendly & despite a few kids coming for the workshops in the morning the event had to closed late afternoon. Next day the sun was back out & so were the people of Worthing! After the carnival when it was show time we had to completely open the side walls to allow people watch from outside the tent too, this must have been our busiest show ever! Then in September the new school year began & we put up the tent for a few more school events & end of summer fairs locally in Sussex before rolling up the tent for the last pack away of this season…..2018 was 250th year of Circus as we know it – the circus comes in many shapes & sizes, as one of the smallest circuses in the UK we consider ourselves lucky & take pride in the work we do, both in preparation & presenting our little circus experience & look forward to more circus fun in 2019!