Aerial Edge Circus Convention

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    Aerial Edge Circus Convention

    7th – 9th September 2018


About The Aerial Edge Circus Convention

The Aerial Edge Circus Convention, running September 7th to 9th, is an event that brings together the circus community from far and wide. With a huge variety of workshops run by world-class performers and instructors, this convention is the UK’s largest event of its kind: a non-stop weekend of circus training for everyone from beginner to professional level.

From the team that brought you the Edinburgh Aerial and Acro Convention, we are excited to announce our newest event: The Aerial Edge Circus Convention! This convention is a great opportunity to try out new skills that you may never before had the chance to!

The spirit of the convention is to be a fun event where you will meet and train with like-minded people who are also passionate about circus.

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Meet The Team!

Alexandra Hofgartner (Bristol)

Alexandra Hofgartner (Bristol)

Teacher

Mark Gibson (Glasgow)

Mark Gibson (Glasgow)

Aerial Edge Founder / Director Teacher

Jamie-Lee McNaughton (Glasgow)

Jamie-Lee McNaughton (Glasgow)

Teacher

Stewart Watts (Glasgow)

Stewart Watts (Glasgow)

Teacher

Adam Wright (Glasgow)

Adam Wright (Glasgow)

Teacher

Charmaine Muller (Australia)

Charmaine Muller (Australia)

Convention Organiser / Teacher

Chrissie Ardill (Edinburgh)

Chrissie Ardill (Edinburgh)

Teacher

Edu Martinez (Spain)

Edu Martinez (Spain)

Teacher

Hamish Tjoeng (Bristol)

Hamish Tjoeng (Bristol)

Teacher

Jess O'Connor (Ireland)

Jess O'Connor (Ireland)

Teacher

Jono Ayres (Bristol)

Jono Ayres (Bristol)

Teacher

Simon Chick (Wales)

Simon Chick (Wales)

Teacher

Susanne Presslier (Germany)

Susanne Presslier (Germany)

Teacher

Suzie Q and Toby J (Australia)

Suzie Q and Toby J (Australia)

Teachers

Tamzen Moulding (England)

Tamzen Moulding (England)

Teacher

Tuyo acrobats (Cuba/UK)

Tuyo acrobats (Cuba/UK)

Teachers

Lauren Hendry (Glasgow)

Lauren Hendry (Glasgow)

Lauren is a graduate of the National Centre for Circus Arts, specialising in acrobalance.

Originally from a gymnastics background, Lauren created and toured acrobatic theatre with So and So Circus Theatre until 2013. She now works with companies including Circus Geeks to make and tour new circus work. Lauren has recently moved to Glasgow from London, where she taught at the National Centre and Jacksons Lane. Lauren has a wide knowledge of partner acrobatics, with particular interests in risley and dynamic acrobalance

Sam Macfarlane (Glasgow)

Sam Macfarlane (Glasgow)

Teacher

Paul Lagah (Glasgow)

Paul Lagah (Glasgow)

Teacher

Caitlin Murphy (Edinburgh)

Caitlin Murphy (Edinburgh)

Teacher

Fred Deb (France)

Fred Deb (France)

Teacher

Even More To Come!

Even More To Come!

More Teachers to be Announced!

  • Alexandra Hofgartner (Bristol)
  • Mark Gibson (Glasgow)
  • Jamie-Lee McNaughton (Glasgow)
  • Stewart Watts (Glasgow)
  • Adam Wright (Glasgow)
  • Charmaine Muller (Australia)
  • Chrissie Ardill (Edinburgh)
  • Edu Martinez (Spain)
  • Hamish Tjoeng (Bristol)
  • Jess O'Connor (Ireland)
  • Jono Ayres (Bristol)
  • Simon Chick (Wales)
  • Susanne Presslier (Germany)
  • Suzie Q and Toby J (Australia)
  • Tamzen Moulding (England)
  • Tuyo acrobats (Cuba/UK)
  • Lauren Hendry (Glasgow)
  • Sam Macfarlane (Glasgow)
  • Paul Lagah (Glasgow)
  • Caitlin Murphy (Edinburgh)
  • Fred Deb (France)
  • Even More To Come!
  • Alexandra Hofgartner (Bristol)

    Alex’s intimate and creative style of performance has graced a variety of international cabaret and theatre stages (and ceilings)! from Melbourne to London. At home in the UK, she has worked with a number of notable companies including Company Malakhi, Cirque Bijou and Dark Island Dance. She is co-founder and director of the circus cabaret company ‘The Decadent Rabbit’ and co-producer of The Ministry of Burlesque.

    Aswell as storming the Southwest with a new walkabout performance paying homage to The Suffragettes, Alex is also currently developing a new show about menstruation; About Bloody Time.

    Alex has a strong understanding of teaching and performing aerial, that can only come from her years of dedication and experience in her field of training. As well as teaching safe and strong technique, Alex also uses her professional stage experience to guide students with performance ideas, allowing them to develop more confidence and stage presence.

    Alex is very happy to be returning once again to Aerial Edge’s convention to teach those that have attended previous years, aswell as meet new faces too.

    Check out more of Alex's work on her website and on facebook!

  • Mark Gibson (Glasgow)

    Mark is the Managing Director of Aerial Edge and has specialised for the last 20 years in education for both technical, physical and artistic disciplines. Mark has many years in education and has both worked for and provided consultancy on education solutions for many large international corporations.

    In 2000 Mark began training in static trapeze and has since been performing with both solo and doubles aerial acts for the last thirteen years. Amongst other places, Mark studied at The Circus Space, London for 8 years; but also attended intensive courses at The Circus Warehouse, New York, ARCAA, Sydney, The Circus Centre, San Francisco and Circocan in Brazil. He has been teaching aerial disciplines since 2007.

    Mark has an extensive background in Chinese Martial Arts and Tai Chi; he is an international gold medal winner and has been training and teaching for the last 28 years.

    Mark is also the Head of eLearning and Innovation for a large International telecommunications manufacturer and manages large scale global education projects in telecommunications technology. One of his key responsibilities has been to create education curricula and to roll-out certification programmes across international telecommunication organisations. He now builds and runs virtual teams providing global education solutions and education applications

    Mark has used his education management skills in areas other than telecommunications including one of the UK’s largest Tai Chi and Martial Arts organisations and being a previous Chairman of the UK Tai Chi Association.

    Teaching teachers and creating quality education systems in one form or another has been Mark’s responsibility for the last 20 years. Mark is the Managing Director of Aerial Edge and the Chairman of the Edinburgh Aerial and Acrobatic Convention.

  • Jamie-Lee McNaughton (Glasgow)

    An aerialist for over 11 years, Jamie-Lee performs and teaches in a variety of circus disciplines.

    Jamie-Lee discovered aerial as she began her Community Arts degree, where she focused on dance and visual art. She is passionate about teaching and giving community groups access to the wonderful world of aerial and circus! She has taught a wide range of students over the years, of all ages and abilities, from beginners to professionals. She is an instructor and Youth & Community Development Officer at Aerial Edge.

    Her principle disciplines include Silks, Rope and Static Trapeze. She also enjoys working in other static and dynamic aerial disciplines like Hoop and Bungee Trapeze as well as ground-based skills such as Acrobalance.

    She performs as a solo artist and in duos at corporate events, festival and traditional circus shows across the UK. She has choreographed aerial work for National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and for Scottish Opera. She’s taught at a number of circus schools including LiT Circus, My Aerial Home and Circocan in Brazil and has participated in projects and training events with a variety of aerial companies such as; Loop Theatre, Legs on the Wall, Surge, All or Nothing, Blue Eyed Soul and Berlin Aerial Arts Festival (Vuesch).

  • Stewart Watts (Glasgow)

    Stewart first discovered circus while studying towards a PhD in pharmaceutical science (naturally!) and has been performing aerial acrobatics since 2012. Although experienced in many aerial and circus disciplines, Stewart’s main passions are silks and rope (corde lisse). In 2014, as part of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, he performed around the country as a member of the Commonwealth Youth Circus for the Queens Baton Relay tour. He also performs at corporate events and has appeared in film as a stilt walker. He continues to perform regularly as an aerialist at a number of cabaret venues around Glasgow including Wild Cabaret in the Merchant City.

    Stewart has been a full-time aerial instructor with Aerial Edge for the past 2 years, teaching regular classes in aerial silks, hoop (lyra), static and flying trapeze, circus fitness, and youth circus. He also offers private lessons. In addition, Stewart works as Aerial Edge’s finance manager.

    Out with his aerial career, Stewart also works as a massage therapist specialising in Swedish massage.

  • Adam Wright (Glasgow)

    Adam has just returned to Glasgow after graduating from the National Centre for Circus Arts.

    He has performed throughout the UK and Europe and as a multi-disiplinary performer he is adept at many aerial and ground based arts. His one love will forever be Rope.

  • Charmaine Muller (Australia)

    Charmaine has trained in static trapeze for the last 15 years and has taught for 14 of those!

    She first trained, and taught at Aerialize in Sydney before teaching in Glasgow and The Hangar, London. She met Mark Gibson whilst training at The Circus Space (now National Centre for Circus Arts) and they set up Aerial Edge in London in 2007 before moving the school to Glasgow where it has been based for the last 10 years.

    Charmaine has an encyclopedic knowledge of static trapeze techniques and is passionate about the need for a high standard of tuition in circus work, and conditioning, there’s always time for conditioning!

    Charmaine began veterinary nursing at the same time that she discovered trapeze. She has worked in both vocations simultaneously for the last 15 years and they both share equal importance in her life.

    She is currently training and teaching at Aerialize and for Suzie Q pole studio (teaching aerials) in Sydney. She is also responsible for programming all workshops and managing the teachers at EAAC.

  • Chrissie Ardill (Edinburgh)

    Chrissie is a performer, choreographer and teacher originally from Ireland and now based in Glasgow. Chrissie performs with aerial dance companies including All or Nothing (Sco), Fidget Feet (Ire) and Orphaned Limbs (Sco/Wales) as well as many dance companies. Chrissie is also the director/choreographer of Underhand Dance, creating and touring dance theatre performances since 2012 and was recently commissioned to create a new work “CITIZEN” for Plan B dance company.

  • Dannick & Marianne Chollet

    Sibling Alliance Teachers

  • Edu Martinez (Spain)

    Since graduating from a P.E. studies at the University of Valencia in 2011, Edu Martinez found his passion in teaching people of all ages. Besides his teachings, has mainly focused on training Cyr Wheel, but he is also a juggler, aerial duo and partner acro artist. Edu has been involved in circus events since 2012, where he joined Circus Kumarani in New Zealand to support the team as a circus instructor, performer and events assistant. Since then Circus Kumarani remains in his heart for its awesome crew and for being the place where he did his first spins inside a giant hoop!

    Back in Spain Edu did his first Cyr Wheel act at Cabaret de Circ by AVC in April 2014, and jumped to a big stage that same year at the Open Stage in EJC’14 Dublin; to be the impulse needed to become a full-time circus artist. Since 2014 he has travelled the world working and cooperating with a variety of circus companies and events.

    Edu currently is along with La Caja de los Sueños production, Circo Alaska; working on a self-produced show and teaching Cyr Wheel in Valencia.

  • Hamish Tjoeng (Bristol)

    A Graduate of the inaugural Master Program in Contemporary Circus Practices at DOCH, alumni of Circomedia centre of Contemporary Circus & Physical Theatre. My Specialisations are Rope, Physical Theatre & Kettlebell Juggling.

    I continually strive to further my perception & expression of Circus, when teaching I place an emphasis on technique and the joy of experimentation that each student can bring to certain ‘tricks’.

  • Jess O'Connor (Ireland)

    Jess O’Connor is a talented, dynamic and versatile circus artist. Following a successful career in gymnastics, she studied at The National Centre for Circus Arts in London on the full-time degree programme where she specialised in swinging trapeze. She has also undertook extensive training in a range of other circus skills including aerial hoop, silk, rope, static trapeze, spanish web & acrobatics.

    Jess’ versatility as a performer is reflected in her previous work, ranging from large scale corporate events, festivals and parades, to music videos and nightclubs. She has performed all over the world as both a soloist and as part of an ensemble. Working with companies like NoFit State Circus, Circ Bover & LUXe Landscape & Spectacle Theatre. An experienced tutor in a multitude of aerial and acrobatic disciplines she has shared her knowledge with people of all ages.

  • Jono Ayres (Bristol)

    Originally trained in Physical Theatre and receiving a BA (Hons) Degree from the University of Leeds, Jono has since been training and teaching circus for nearly a decade. Starting out working in the United States after completing his Masters Degree, he travelled and trained across America, Canada and Australia before settling back in England. While specialising in Static Trapeze, Doubles Trapeze and Flying Trapeze, he happily teaches almost all aerial acts

    Jono currently lives in Bristol, working for Circomedia Centre for Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre. In addition to running the Youth Circus programme, and numerous evening classes, Jono is a regular guest teacher on the Academic courses for both FDA and BA. He will be returning to Glastonbury this year to perform Flying Trapeze in the incredible Circus field ‘Big Top’. His latest project started 7 months ago when he took a weekend off to have a baby, who has since already been inducted into the circus world.

  • Kat Barass (Edinburgh)

    Kat (stage name Estlin Love) is originally from Edinburgh but has lived internationally for much of her life. She began her performance career as a model, then circus performer, graduating from the National Centre of Circus Arts in London in 2011 having specialised in Cloud Swing. Since then she has lived and worked across Europe, returning to Edinburgh when her son was born in 2015. Since then her interests have diversified and she has just completed the Advanced Diploma in Physical Theatre at Summerhall, where her focus was on multidisciplinary visual theatre which incorporated elements of performance art, physical theatre and dance. Scotland’s National Centre of Dance selected Kat as one of their emerging artists of 2017/18 and have awarded her a years residency, with mentorship provided by Al Seed. She has also been selected to perform at the upcoming Manipulate Festival. Despite moving into other genres, Kat remains a dedicated circus lover and continues to teach and perform regularly. Her classes are energetic, hard work and emphasise fun!
  • Simon Chick (Wales)

    Simon Chick started trampolining 25 years ago in Bridgend as a child and has gone on to compete internationally for almost two decades. He has also trained in parkour, tumbling, sports acrobatics, cheerleading, judo, kickboxing and climbing. He runs a trampoline club in Bridgend and coaches performers at all levels, many of whom have competed for their country.

    More recently he has turned his attention to circus in performance, training and directing roles. He has been the Lead Acrobatics trainer at NoFit State Circus over the past year whilst performing with their Open House tour and cabaret events. He has also performed with the LUxe arts performing group at this years Chinese new year night parades and Dublin’s new year parade performing street acrobatics, Chinese pole and Dance.

    He believes well developed foundations to be the key to success of all ambition, after all, we all have to start somewhere and the first step is often the most exciting!

  • Susanne Presslier (Germany)

    At the age of 13 Susanne discovered her passion for Artistic Gymnastics and went on to compete for a regional club in Southern Germany. Hours of daily training were soon part of her schedule. She trained as an Engineer for Biomechanics and Sports Medicine and worked in Australia, Scotland and Florida for several years but always managed to find training partners and facilities. Whenever Gymnastics training was not an option she practised different related sports such as Musical, Dance, Figure Skating and German Wheel.

    In 2009 Susanne moved back to her home country Germany and – by chance – met her Duo Silks partner who introduced her to the world of Aerial Arts. Soon the two were asked if they would perform at a regional event and from then on more invitations followed. Susanne has since performed internationally solo, duo and group show acts. In 2013 Susanne decided to make her passion her full-time job and became self-employed as an Aerialist.

    Today she is performing in theatre and opera productions, variety shows and for corporate events all over the world. Her speciality is Aerial Silks but she also performs on Hoop and Loop Straps. Susanne is a very powerful Aerialist who most enjoys learning, creating, refining and sharing sequences on silks. She is based in Munich, Germany and loves to travel the world.

  • Suzie Q and Toby J (Australia)

    The pole dancing couple from Australia! Winners of the Pairs division of the Asia Pacific Pole Championships in 2010, and the Australian Pole Championships in 2013 and again in 2017 Suzie Q and Toby J were also finalists on Australia's Got Talent 2012.

    They have been a resident aerialists at ‘El Circo’ in Sydney for over ten years as well as performing in the award-winning shows Burlesque Spectacular and SCNDL at Pacha. They have both been MC’s and performers with Sexpo around Australia and South Africa.

    Toby now custom desgins and makes circus equipment with T-Gear

    Suzie has just released her first book 'The Stripper Next Door'

    Suzie Q and Toby J Website

    Social Media : Facebook & Instagram.
  • Tamzen Moulding (England)

    Tamzen Moulding is an experienced circus artist she has been involved in many showsincluding several commercial roles for adverts and events.

    As a performer she has worked for corporate events, as well as Cirque Eloize, Will Tuckett, Batman Live world arena tour, Mini Cooper, Visuals for Muse arena tour, both English National and Royal Opera, and The National Theatre, I have been involved in TV and film shoots being one of the acrobats on Shelock holmes Game Of Shadows, and was also part of the Guinness World Record for aerial silks.

    She has worked as assistant director on Illuminations choreographed by Sturan Leslie, Acrobatic consultant to Lynn Page on So you Think You Can Dance. Acrobatic Consultant for The Jungle at The Playhouse Theatre.

    Tamzen Founded the company Inverted in 2011. They use acrobatics, hand-balance and dance to create Circus Theatre. Starting with a dance/acrobatic lm, the company have produced several works including Tessarae – an innovative mix of contemporary dance and hand balance performed at Postcards Festival, Jackson’s Lane, and Milton Keynes Festival Fringe. BOX was developed with the support Bedlam Fair, since which it ran at The Lowry in Salford Quays and Motus Dance Festival.

  • Tuyo acrobats (Cuba/UK)

    Tuyo Acrobats (Cuba/UK) Juan Carlos Léon Benitez Juan Carlos was born in Cuba and was a member of the National Gymnastics Team before going on to study at the National Circus School in Havana, specializing as an aerial and acrobatic catcher. He toured internationally with the Cuban State Circus before settling in the UK.

    Jackie Léon Sysum Jackie trained from an early age in gymnastics and dance. She was a professional dancer before discovering circus. She performed with leading British circus companies: Ra Ra Zoo, Circus Senso, Scarabeus and No Fit State Before meeting Juan Carlos. Jackie and Juan Carlos worked as Tuyo for 15 years.

    Specializing in hand to hand acrobatics, adagio andTuyo front aerial work they travelled all over the world as performers. As teachers, they trained the performers for the central show at the Millennium Dome and worked for many years teaching on the BTEC and degree programmes at the National Centre for Circus Arts. They taught tumbling to the young stars of Billy Elliott and were lead circus tutors on Sky TV show “Cirque de Celebrité. They have taught extensively in circus centres around the UK and with dance and theatre companies developing acrobatic and aerial work for performance.

    Jackie and Juan Carlos retired from performance 8 years ago, moved to the Midlands and set up “Tuyo Circus Arts” in Nottingham teaching young people and adults and developing the profile and standard of circus in the region.

  • Lauren Hendry (Glasgow)

    Lauren is a graduate of the National Centre for Circus Arts, specialising in acrobalance.

    Originally from a gymnastics background, Lauren created and toured acrobatic theatre with So and So Circus Theatre until 2013. She now works with companies including Circus Geeks to make and tour new circus work. Lauren has recently moved to Glasgow from London, where she taught at the National Centre and Jacksons Lane. Lauren has a wide knowledge of partner acrobatics, with particular interests in risley and dynamic acrobalance

  • Sam Macfarlane (Glasgow)

    With an extensive knowledge of acrobatics and extreme sports Sam is no stranger to flipping around and being upside down.

    In addition to having his ADAPT Level 2 parkour coaching qualification Sam is also an experienced gymnastics and trampoline coach and has been teaching in the circus community for 12 years. Driven by his passion to learn he is constantly striving both to increase his own skill range and to share that knowledge with his students.

    As well as coaching Sam is also passionate about performing and has been involved in a number of projects including music videos, stage shows and wide range of photo shoots.

    Performance Highlights include Performing for Mercedes Benz, Glastonbury and touring with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

  • Paul Lagah (Glasgow)

    Paul teaches Parkour Classes at Aerial Edge, with joggers as bright as his personality! He also runs his own Parkour company: West Coast Shift, a coaching organisation that has reached out to communities that have very limited outreach to them, bringing parkour workshops and local classes running consistently. Paul Lagah started up West Coast Shift as a way to give something back to the community that helped him get into the sport that he loves to train. West Coast Shift has been running for over a year and a half now, and have worked with many groups across the west coast, coaching in Dunoon, Ayrshire, Stevenson, Greenock, Glasgow, Garelochhead and even as far as Campbeltown!
  • Caitlin Murphy (Edinburgh)

    Caitlin graduated from Circomedia in 2015 with a BA in Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre. She has experience working in many different aerial disciplines including trapeze and hoop but specialises in cloud swing and static cloud. Her background in acting transfers easily into her love of circus performance and integration. Since graduating Caitlin has spent three months training in New York city at Circus Warehouse, then a summer teaching at French Woods Festival of the Arts in Upstate New York and has finally settled in Edinburgh teaching regularly at Freedom of Flight Aerial in Leith. Caitlin has taught at EAAC for three years and is excited to joining the team for the first Aerial Edge Circus Convention.

  • Fred Deb (France)

    A graduate of the National Centre of Circus Arts (CNAC) in 1992, Fred Deb ‘is precursory of French contemporary circus in the field of air transport.

    Since her debut in the French company Arts Sauts, she leads a demanding career that reflects her taste for excellence. Her artistic expression, constantly evolving, reflecting its desire to push the boundaries of a discipline – aerial tissue – of which she is a founder.

    Fred Deb‘ continues to refine her search. She asks and questions the world around her. Her current creations are underpinned by this reflection: our lives follow the lines that intersect constantly with the other and it is often through the Other that we managed to define itself. This indoor-outdoor movement led him to develop a language where the bodies are based in the material of the moment. The choreography, the circus techniques, costumes, set design, music, text … come together on stage to sublimate a dramaturgy of everyday life.

    Every summer, since its inception, Les Rencontres de Danse Aérienne at French and foreign public appointments around artistic training in aerial disciplines and Circassian, led by internationally renowned professors. The meetings are accompanied by a programming of heterogeneous and multicultural performances, and a number of conferences, debates and film screenings. Fred Deb’et Jacques Bertrand are the founding meetings that take place in July in Pornichet and Saint-Nazaire, the 2 cities are jointly linked to the project.

  • Even More To Come!

    More Teachers to be Announced!


Convention FAQ’s

When will the timetable be released?

When will the timetable be released?

We release the full timetable for the Aerial Edge Circus Convention about a month before the event so you can start planning what classes you want to participate in.

How do I book onto classes?

How do I book onto classes?

You need to buy a ticket to be able to book on to classes at the Convention. We release the full timetable about a month before the event so you can start planning what classes you want to participate in.

Once the booking system goes live, ticketholders can login to the MINDBODY booking system and create their schedule for the weekend. This can either be done on the desktop browser or the Aerial Edge Convention mobile app.

To avoid disappointment, we recommend logging in to the system ahead of time to check that your username and password are correct as our reception team will be dealing with a high volume of calls and emails on the day that classes are released for booking. If you have bought a ticket this event, we’ll notify you by email (the one you used to book your ticket with) a few days before classes become available for booking (around the end of August/ beginning of September).

Which level of class should I attend?

Which level of class should I attend?

Class levels will be shown on the timetable when it is published. All individual workshop descriptions provided by instructors will be shown within the booking system when it goes live. These descriptions may include pre-requisites so you can use the timetable as a guide for levels but please check class descriptions for pre-requisites before booking onto a workshop.

I can no longer attend, can I get a refund?

I can no longer attend, can I get a refund?

As a not-for-profit event we don’t offer any ticket refunds but we can transfer your ticket to another customer. If you find yourself in this position we recommend using facebook groups such as Aerial Scotland or UK Circus to sell your ticket privately. Once you’ve found someone who has paid you for your ticket, get in touch and we can transfer the ticket.

I can't make it for the whole weekend, can I get a discount on my ticket?

I can't make it for the whole weekend, can I get a discount on my ticket?

Sorry, no. We only offer a full-priced ticket for the Aerial Edge Circus Convention. With our Earlybird ticket prices you can save up to £100 off the cost of a full pass if you book before July 31st, so don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of this amazing offer!

Is food and accommodation included?

Is food and accommodation included?

This ticket does not include any food or accommodation.

Is photography / filming allowed?

Is photography / filming allowed?

We have official convention photographers and videographers who will be documenting the highlights of the weekend. You are permitted to take photos and film during the event, but please check that it’s ok with the instructor of your class (and anyone who you may be filming) before doing so. Not every instructor wants to be filmed while teaching, so it’s polite to ask first.

I don't have a ticket, can I come watch?

I don't have a ticket, can I come watch?

Sorry, only Ticket holders are permitted to attend the event. This also applies to family members/ friends of ticket holders.

Can I share my ticket with a friend?

Can I share my ticket with a friend?

Sorry, no. Tickets to the Aerial Edge Convention are strictly one per customer. With our Earlybird ticket prices you can save up to £100 off the cost of a pass if you book before July 31st, so if you want to save money on a ticket then don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of this amazing offer!

My login from last year isn't working?

My login from last year isn't working?

Unfortunately we don’t keep any login data from previous conventions so you’ll need to create a new login to buy a ticket.

Can I bring my child to the convention?

Can I bring my child to the convention?

Sorry no, this is an event for 16’s and over only!

I want to go to Braw Festival, but it's the same dates as the convention?

I want to go to Braw Festival, but it's the same dates as the convention?

Fret not you keen circus people! Braw Circus Festival will run in the evenings following the day’s events at the Aerial Edge Circus Convention. Braw will be hosting a variety of shows, scratches and professional conferences. For those attending both the convention and Braw we will have transport arranged directly from Kelvin Hall to Platform!

More information on Braw will be annouced soon.

Whereabouts is the convention taking place?

Whereabouts is the convention taking place?

The Circus Convention is being held this year in Glasgow, right here at Aerial Edge! You can find us situated in Kelvin Hall which is based in the heart of the city’s west end.

The full address is 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AW. You will be entering Kelvin Hall through the side of the building via the Glasgow Club entrance on Bunhouse Road. Once inside the building, head up to the reception desk and take a hard left. Follow the corridor as far as it can go and you will find us in the larger Kelvin Hall area. If you are unsure about where you are going simply ask the Kelvin Hall reception staff.


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    Terms & Conditions

    RETURN / REFUND POLICY

    RETURN / REFUND POLICY

    Tickets for this event are non-refundable but are transferable to another individual should there be any reason that you cannot attend the event after booking.

    PRIVACY & SECURITY POLICY

    PRIVACY & SECURITY POLICY

    Aerial Edge, conforms with all GDPR laws and we will never sell trade, rent, exchange or otherwise share your personal information with any other person, company or organization.

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    1 Ticket per customer.

    Tickets to the event are non-refundable but are transferable to another customer in the event that you cannot attend.

    Aerial Edge Circus Convention tickets will give you unlimited access to all convention workshops.

    Please note: Buying a ticket does not guarantee you a place in the class of your choice as classes must be booked online in advance on a first come first served basis. Refunds will not be given on the basis of you not getting a space in your chosen class.

    Earlybird Price Valid until July 31st 2018.

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    The Aerial Edge Circus Convention is an event brought to you by Aerial Edge Circus School Ltd.
    (Registered Address: Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AW)
    Contact: convention@aerialedge.co.uk or 0141 433 8006
    Photos by Amy Shipway & Graeme Macdonald