Circus fun in town centres

Free circus workshops are taking place in town centres this weekend.

The free events, in association with Let’s Circus, will take place on Saturday, June 21, between 11am and 3pm.

They will take place outside Whitley Bay Metro Station, along Bedford Street in North Shields and on the bandstand outside the Forum Shopping Centre in Wallsend.

Shoppers in Whitley Bay can watch some aerial circus performances and learn some circus skills of their own including how to trapeze.

There will be interactive sessions in North Shields with roaming characters and street theatre shows.

In Wallsend, international magician and comedian Todd Various and local circus double act The Barfefoot Businessmen will be entertaining the crowds.

For further information, call (0191) 643 7409, email or visit