Riggers event this Friday, plus a new training article

Riggers event this Friday, plus a new training article

What we've been up to...

This month we've been building out our rigging training content by recording the 5-day rigging course at Aerial Edge so you can experience it online. We'll be publishing the first modules from our course in the next few weeks.

We've interviewed Steve Dawson from Arco on IRATA training and you can read that post here

RIGGERS Multiplier Event Friday 31st March – 11am

National Centre for Circus Arts is proud to be hosting a RIGGERS project Multiplier Event. This event has been organised by FEDEC in collaboration with NCCA.

Friday 31st March, 11am ( approx 60 mins). Free to attend.

Come and hear a short presentation by Lorenzo Alberio, on behalf FEDEC, about the RIGGERS project’s aims and how it is going about delivering them.

This will be followed by a showing of the first RIGGERS ‘FED-Talk’.  Created out of a collaboration between Matt Burch (NCCA) and Roshan Bhalotra (Codarts), it looks at dynamic forces found in circus and explains them in a simple way.

Finally, we will present an update on the Fit to Fly project originally launched just before COVID.  Fit to Fly is the outcome of a collaboration between Equity, the National Centre for Circus Arts, and a collection of rigging companies and freelance circus riggers. It aims to provide performers working in small ‘clip-and-go’ venues, (cabaret venues and small theatres / festivals etc) as well as circus schools and training facilities, with information to help them assess the safety of that set up.

There will be an opportunity for discussion and networking

Attendees are invited to return after lunch to watch the Foundation Degree Students perform their devised pieces.

For more information and to reserve a ticket to attend in person. https://www.nationalcircus.org.uk/the-riggers-project/

This event will be live streamed, register your interest here


RIGGERS is a European project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

This project is led by the European Federation of Professional Circus Schools in collaboration with Stockholm University of Arts.

You can read more about RIGGERS here