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The Story of the Moon

June 26, 2014






Save the Date – Pop-Up Circus VII: The Story of the Moon

June 1, 2014

Sunday 20th July is the date for…

Pop-Up Circus VII: The Story of the Moon

This will be an action-packed night at Rich Mix celebrating the 45th year anniversary of the moon landing.

There will be live animation from artists such as Manuel Fernandez, Amelie and Greg Genestine-Charlton, Jessica Jane Charleston and a plethora of amazing new music, including Rob Cope‘s Gods of Apollo, Mechanical Moon, and new works for the Pop-Up Circus Big Band (from the same people who brought you warped big band carols at X Marks the Spot).

Watch this space for more info soon!

Soapbox Series II

February 19, 2014


Chris O’Shea – writer
Chloe Roach – artist
Shiva Feshareki – composer
soapbox illustration by the amazing Jessica Jane Charleston

X Marks the Spot: The Pop-Up Circus Metanativity Show Dec ’13

December 20, 2013

Thank you to everyone that came to our Metanativity Show at The Vortex! Here’s a little glimpse of what happened! Watch this space for video and audio footage from the night that was!

From Slime to Metanativity…

December 15, 2013

A little extract from last year’s Xmas Party at Rhythm Factory…

Pop-Up Circus Xmas Extravaganza @ The Vortex

November 20, 2013

Wednesday 18th December

X Marks the Spot
Pop-Up Circus meets Chaos Collective Xmas Special

(click here for facebook event)

Christmas has gone missing. It’s disappeared!

A highly skilled crack team of musicians, actors and artists is assembled to recover the lost festive period and inadvertently creates a metaphysical nativity play. Along the way on their adventure the team encounters members of Clout Theatre Company, the Pop-Up Circus Xmas Big Band and baby Jesus.

X Marks the Spot includes: an animated set created in real time by Pop-Up Circus artists; sketches written by Chris O’Shea; and a soundtrack featuring the Pop-Up Circus Xmas Big Band and fantastic improvising musicians Mark Sanders (drums), Lauren Kinsella (voice), Valerie Pearson (violin), Elliot Galvin (piano), Nick Malcolm (trumpet), Raph Clarkson (trombone), Tom McCredie (double bass) and Simon Roth (drums).

Pop-Up Circus Xmas Big Band:

Voice: Alice Zawadzki
Trombones: Kieran McLeod, Caroline Hall, Tom Green, Raph Clarkson
Trumpets: Reuben Fowler, Nick Malcolm, Steve Chadwick, Jack Davies
Woodwind: Jon Petter (flute/clarinet), Joe Murgatroyd (clarinet/alto sax), Nick Roth (alto sax), Alex Merritt (tenor sax), Nadim Teimoori (tenor sax), Colin Mills (baritone sax)
Rhythm: Alex Roth (guitar), Matt Robinson (piano), Tom McCredie (double bass), Simon Roth (drums)

Visual Artists:

Greg Genestine-Charlton
Jessica Charleston
Joanna Waterhouse
Peter Georgallou
Chloe Roach
+ more TBA!

Alive With Closed Eyes EP Launch

October 13, 2013

Kitchen Sink Series


‘Alive With Closed Eyes’ EP Launch

Alive With Closed Eyes EP Artwork

Sunday 20th October


Music for solo piano written by Chris Hyson and performed by Kit Downes


Music from The Bears by Chris Hyson & Lauren Kinsella

The Kitchen Sink Series is an intimate series of performances and events that take place in private spaces made open to the public. There is no admission charge and people are invited to bring food and drink to share with one another.

Space is limited so please use the contact form (click here) to book your place and receive the address.


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