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 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!
We are really excited that summer is on its way & soon we can put up our little bigtop tent again!! 2018 will be the 6th summer tour for our little circus show & worldwide celebrates 250 years of the Circus started in London in 1768. As in previous years we will be visiting lots of schools, bringing the excitement & fun of the circus at a cost that the pta can afford then fundraise for the benefit of the school & children! During the summer holidays we are pleased to be sailing back to the channel island of Alderney for our 4th year! to join in celebrating 70 years of Alderney week festival. You can see our tour dates here, we do have a few last available dates marked available so if you are organising a family friendly event & would like a circus PaZaz visit we maybe able to help if your quick! get in touch with us here See you all soon in the best ‘little’ bigtop circus in town!
Roll Up Roll Up, We are now booking dates in our 2015 diary. Circus PaZaz can come to your school or family event too! We are one of the UK’s smallest touring circus’s which makes us affordable to even the smallest schools. With the help from an enthusiastic PTA our little circus experience can be at no cost to your school & can help to fundraise. We are a Little Circus with Big Fun!
We took on the tent duty’s from Fred’s flying Circus just 2 summers ago & already have had some great experiences, feedback & many schools we have visited in the past are rebooking! Here are just two recent emails from schools: “Zaz, the PTA have decided they would definitely like to repeat the circus event next summer. My 2 still talk about your circus” & “You may remember that you came & set up your little circus on our Infant School field. We are considering having a circus event again next year around May time. Are you still up and running and if so would you be interested in coming back?” Yes indeed!! Book early to avoid disappointment! For more info on booking a Circus PaZaz visit to your school or event please click here
Back in June the BBC news came along to see the show! Our little Circus was pitched on Broadway village green in the beautiful Cotswolds. We joined the Friends of St Marys school PTA in making a school fete day for the children to remember! Our 3 circus shows helped fundraise for the school & despite the rainy weather the show went on! www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine Video journalist: Dan Curtis
Click here for more info on booking a Circus Pazaz fundraising visit to your school or charity event.
Not long to go now until we hit the road for Summer 2014′ This year we start our summer season a little late in June due to the birth of Mr & Mrs Zaz’s 2nd child born on St Georges day, happy to report that both mum & baby Ollie are doing just fine. We have heard from clown Vicar Roly Bain that he is kean to offer us another Circus christening under the bigtop just like baby Zac’s last year (read about it here)
This summer we look forward to taking our little bigtop tent to schools & family events again not forgetting the fantastic Glastonbury festival Kidzfield where Zaz will be performing for the 4th year running amongst the coolest children’s entertainers, characters & cbbc presenters. We still have a few avalible dates left so if your school PTA are still looking for a great fundraising addition to the school fete be sure to get in touch quick as we may still be able to help! Look out for Circus PaZaz this summer to keep track of when & where we are visiting you can follow us on twitter or facebook
Our bigtop tent is now packed away for winter, its been a fantastic & challenging first season touring Circus PaZaz. We started the season in April christening our baby Zac at the farm in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Not only was this a good chance to invite our friends & family to see the circus but to clean & test out all the equipment. We then visited many primary school fetes with great feedback! With the help of each PTA we put up the tent & performed our shows as a highlight of the school fete. We played to hundreds of families & each of the schools we helped with their fete enjoyed our circus experience at no cost to their school & we also helped generate needed school funds! We also visited some schools during the week to actually teach the children their own show, then perform together for after school “showtime” We have already had lots of school PTA interest for 2014 so maybe we will be coming to Your school soon! As well as the schools highlights of this season include returning to Glastonbury Kidz field, Lawnfest, Sussex Youth arts festival “Dromos”, RAF Witingdon family day – So cool as the RAF provided Aircon units for the bigtop, and many more. Here are some snaps we took….
Thank you to everyone that helped, performed, & came to see Circus PaZaz! We are now booking dates for summer ’14, for more info on booking our little Circus experience for your school, family event or festival contact us here or on the telephone 07789187616
We were visited by the Worlds fair the UK trade paper for showmen & women back in May. Here they give us a nice and very detailed review of our new little circus show.
Hi everyone, just catching up with Zaz’s blog before we set off for Glastonbury festival. So far this summer we have visited quite a few primary schools with more to come. Last week we visited Giffards in Essex, a sentimantal gig as this is the school where Fred & Chi chi performed as freds flying circus for the last time & our 3rd visit. This school are especially nice & always thrilled that we take the time to visit them. We like to arrive after school & build up the tent with the help of the pta ready for all to see in the playground next morning. The school bell rings, soon after the first year3 class are sat on the grass sketching the tent whilst taking registration. Each year Giffards primary year 3 choose circus as a project. After playtime the class and teacher join us in the circus ring for the rest of the school day. Together the class learn their own show to perform at showtime after school. These workshops are a inspiring & interesting tool help to increase play, concentration, team work & self esteem levels not forgetting fantastic happy memories for all the family. Both classes of children did a fantastic job together we hope there parents are proud of them and everyone enjoined the 2 fantastic after school community events. Here are a few snaps to see….
Now we head south west to Glastonbury country! Zaz is pleased to be part of the Kidzfield the biggest free children’s party in Europe. Zaz will be performing in the kidz tent with some of the coolest crew including the CBBC presenters & many more! If your at Glastonbury with your children come say hi you won’t want to leave the Kidzfield! click here for lots more info bye for now, Zaz