Ingenious Circus

The 'Ingenious Circus' is an exciting project led by Glasgow Science Festival, which will bring together University of Glasgow engineers, Aerial Edge Circus School and primary schools for a truly unique collaboration.

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Launching during Glasgow Science Festival 2019, the project explores the engineering that underpins circus performance. Through collaboratively working between the Glasgow Science Festival, circus experts from Aerial Edge and our team of engineers. We get the chance to share our passion and expertise in a creative and memorable way.

Ingenious Circus had been scheduled to run as a series of schools workshops with three Glasgow primary schools during the spring and summer of 2020. Culminating in a public performance during the Glasgow Science Festival in June. Alongside this, we had programmed in a series of other events and activities, where you would have got to try your hand at circus skills. Including juggling and unicycling!

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the Glasgow Science Festiival in June. But we will be back (hopefully!). Our aim is to run next year, with the Ingenious Circus showcase and events running during Glasgow Science Festival 2021 instead. For schools, engineers, families and the community. 

In the meantime, learn to juggle with Scot from Aerial Edge!

Ingenious Circus is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.