Syrcas Byd Bychan is the aerial circus project at Small World Theatre, offering classes for children and adults in West Wales. We are celebrating a first full year of activity which has seen it grow from the germ of an idea into a flourishing reality! Established through the hard work and commitment of Déa Neile-Hopton – from a long-held dream of directors Ann and Bill to have circus rigging in the beautiful theatre space, as well as fund-raising and fantastic support from the enthusiastic local community – there are now two additional members of teaching staff, providing seven classes a week during school term, as well as training space for professional aerialists. Students learn core technique in trapeze, rope (corde lisse), silks and loop/sling, as well as movement skills, conditioning and creative practice. We are introducing two aerial yoga classes with future plans for developing aerial dance and inclusive aerial classes for adults and children with disabilities, alongside creative workshops and other opportunities. We look forward to sharing news and information here as the programme continues to develop, including any future student performances or other public events.

This amazing project has been made possible through a larger building project to extend the facilities at Small World Theatre, Cardigan funded by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Investing in Rural Areas and Arts Council Wales.

Become an aerialist

If you would like to learn more about any of these classes, contact Helen helen@smallworld.org.uk 01239 615 952.

With thanks to Scheme: Rural Community Development Programme 2014 – 2020 #EUfundsCymru

Cronfa Amaethyddol Ewwrop ar gyfer Datblygu Gwledig: Ewrop yn Buddsoddi mewn Ardaloedd Gwledig
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe Investing in Rural Areas

Arts Council Wales