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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.

Pop-Up Circus recommends…

October 9, 2013

Tonight and tomorrow night see the realisation of a project that has been in the pipeline for over a year. It involves several of the musicians and dancers that have graced the Pop-Up Circus stage over the past few years. Click on the images to buy tickets or purchase on the door. Doors 7.30pm. Show starts promptly at 7.45pm. £15 / 12 conc.

Sefiroth Poster

Sefiroth Flyer_Back

Pop-Up Circus VI @ Wandsworth Arts Festival

August 15, 2013

Pop-Up Circus VI took place at Battersea Mess & Music Hall in collaboration with The Brick Box, with support from Wandsworth Council

Pop-Up Circus VI included:

- Participatory art sessions produced and facilitated by Zoe Savva, Isabella Cammareri & Lynsey Morgann Laurence
- Olesya Zdorovetska’s ‘Before Speech’
- Ruth Keggin Band
- Extracts from ‘The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity’ – Clout Theatre Company
- Kieran McLeod’s Human Resource System

Footage filmed by Tom Nowell & Alex Morley
Video edited by Alex Morley


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