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.”
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!
Phew & relax! well almost!, Our Bigtop is now safely packed away for winter, the baby tiny top tent & circus stage will still be in use for some schools without the large flat grass space the Bigtop requires & then xmas themed for Christmas family events & shopping centres.
This Summer was our 5th season together as Circus PaZaz & our busiest to date! We are proud to have helped lots more schools & PTA’s to enjoy our little circus in the local community whilst fundraising at the same time! with all the great feedback we’ve had we know were doing good! “What a fabulous way to help raise funds for our school – Brilliant circus enjoyed by all” – “I would definitely recommend Circus PaZaz.” & “big thank you to Circus PaZaz for coming to our event for the 3rd year running 3 sell out shows! You guys are amazing!” We visited some great new places & met lots of lovely & helpful faces on our little circus tour, we returned to some locations re’booked from previous years, always welcomed with a buzz of excited children & parents who now knew what to expect & were ready to let our circus fun begin! Highlights for us include All those delicious Pta homemade cakes & ice creams, the epic 6 different shows on the hour all in just 1 day as the Cirque du funk @funkthefamilyfestival in Hove Park with special guest performers, Our 3rd year running sailed for our annual circus “holiday” to the tiny Channel Island Alderney for Alderney Week festivities, Getting lost together after the shows at the Amazing Cornish Maize Maze (were pleased to confirm we will be back for Alderney week & the Cornish Maze in August 2018) Thank you to all the parents, kidz & teachers who came & enjoyed our shows & workshops! Here are a some snaps taken from this summer…….
Now we begin to plan our summer 2018 tour, so Now is really the time to get in touch! If you are a School or Pta we can send you our “ALL you need to know info” which includes prices, how it works & feedback & tips from other schools or if you are planning or coordinating an exciting family friendly event or attraction with a flat large grass space we can provide self-contained hand picked traditional yet modern family entertainment, rain or shine in our little bigtop tent. Until next time see you @the circus!
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
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.