Creative Common returns in June

14 03 2013

The big top behind Bristol Temple Meads will be returning this summer but in a new silver form, with the first show announced being Bianco from No Fit State Circus which launches the second year of the site on what is currently a car park on June 7.

Described by the Guardian as “the future of British Circus”, No Fit State have not performed in Bristol for more than 20 years. They will return with a show that has been developed with the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Alongside the events taking place at the site known as Creative Common this year will be a cafe from the team behind Eat Drink Bristol Fashion on Queen Square.

“To kick off the season with No Fit State Circus is a real coup and will set the standard high, says Creative Common acting creative producer Esther O’Callaghan.

“It’s been proven that in major regeneration projects like ours it’s important to use the spaces we’ve got for creative and cultural activities, to raise the profile of the area and drive people into it in the short term – and doing things creatively and a bit differently is something Bristol is really good at.”

Last year, despite events from film screenings to the arrival of Africa Express, the Big Top at Creative Common (below) was not the most welcoming of spaces, and the aim this year is to make it look as different as possible; in the words of spokeswoman, “a more attractively designed, ambient space for visitors”.

Big Top at Creative Common in 2012

Creative Common is a collaboration between The Invisible Circus, Coexist, Artspace Lifespace and Circomedia supported by Bristol City Council, Arts Council England and the Homes & Communities Agency.

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