Thrills, Spills & Anti-Inflammatory pills

A performance project exploring the physical and social barriers of continuing a life in the air as older professional Aerial artists

In 2018, thanks to funding from Arts Council England and The Courtyard Hereford,  I embarked on a research and practice project with Sally Gibson, exploring  our aerial journeys. We also facilitated a series of  community workshops to explore the aerial hammock as a creative tool for older people and those with limited mobility.

The outcome of this first stage of research is a 30 minute performance piece , which we hope will act as a catalyst for conversations around creatively ageing , inspiring venues to create platforms for older artists to showcase and share skills.

We are currently in conversations with Birmingham Mac and The Courtyard Hereford to support us to develop the piece to an hour long show and embed accessible circus classes into their programmes.


The show will available for touring in Autumn 2019 with accompanying community workshops. 

Please do get in touch if you would like more information - A full length film of the work in progress is available


 Watch this space .......

Thank you for tonight - so much of what you said/ did resonated with me. Memorable lines - artists are always bloody emerging!

Jacqui Granger Audience member 

Photo and film credit -

Cam Adams