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Author: Jana Jammal

We are proud to confirm we have been awarded £159,680 by the Arts Council to build new audiences for mid-scale contemporary circus. The project which begins imminently aims to increase and diversify audiences for modern-day circus, culminating in the production and tour of our all-female...

In this new project Mimbre would like to explore personal stories about belonging and roots, and investigate past and present relationships with home. This project is part research and part performance where we work directly with communities to explore and gather personal stories on home. The...

What is it about? Mimbre is running a one week workshop this summer where you can learn acrobatics, acrobalance and other amazing circus skills taught by professional acrobats and circus artists. Participants will also get the opportunity to visit the National Centre for Circus Arts, learn more about...

Summer Internship Programme Mimbre create nuanced, breath taking and highly-skilled acrobatic theatre. We use circus and dance innovatively as a physical language to illuminate human connections and promote a positive image of women. We are offering a summer internship position for students who would like some practical and...

In the final instalment for our Women's History Month series, we're featuring a double entry. The first one is from our Mimbre's Executive Director (and in--house author extraordinaire)'s mum, Carole Lovett, and is something of a scathing attack on medieval mystic Margery Kempe. We’ll have...

“Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time" - Hélène Cixous, Laugh of the Medusa Historically, the circus has ever been a liminal space, operating on the fringes of society, outside the norm. To enter the Big Top was to enter an...

This is a guest post by Alison Halstead. Alison is a Mimbre Associate Performer, and a British-born, American-raised, professionally-trained actor. This article originally appeared on her blog 4 foot 6, on 5th December 2016.     ​-- one of several workshops for d/Deaf and disabled actors, hosted by a...

This is a re-post by The Virtuoso. This article originally appeared on The Virtuoso, on March 1st 2016. Today, a story that has nothing to do with science or literature, but one in honor of Super Tuesday and Women’s History Month: women’s suffrage! Specifically, women’s suffrage...