Local Swansea Circus Groups

Elephants Not Included Facebook Page - keep up with the chat over on Facebook by liking our page.

Circus Eruption - the Intergrated Youth Circus for young people aged 11-18 in Swansea.

Circus Charities

Performers Without Borders - PWB works towards giving vulnerable children the opportunity to explore their potential. We understand that, through teaching performance skills an individual's learning, creativity and team working skills are developed. Further, it helps to build confidence, develop empowerment and overcome social barriers. PWB’s methodology of following the tradition of travelling show, and the principle of fostering long-term relationships, is ideal in not only engaging children, but also ensuring community trust in the project.

PWB envisages a world where all children are able to realise their full potential, and have an understanding of different cultures, the complexity of development issues and the importance of personal action.

PWB will work to establish performance schools around the world, which will work in their communities with vulnerable children. These schools will act as means by which international development issues are explored and cross cultural understanding is promoted.

Spark! Circus - SPARK! is a group of spectacular international volunteer circus performers who come together to bring joy to groups of disadvantaged children in refugee camps, migrant schools, hospitals and orphanages along the Thai Burmese border.

We reach over 4,000 children each year with our circus-style fire show, playshops and donations of toys, art supplies, and creative tools.  Our goal is to lighten their days with magic, wonder, laughter and smiles.  SPARK! is completely volunteer based, and relies entirely on your generous donations and community support .

Over 200,000 refugees line the borders of Thailand and Burma, held in refugee camps that can barely manage to provide for basic necessities. Tens of thousands of these refugees are children – children who have been traumatized by the ongoing war waged by the Burmese military dictatorship against the regions hill-tribes. Here they end up in the camps or living illegally along the border regions, at huge risk of being taken into the sex trade, suffering malnourishment and other ongoing threats to their well being and lives. In addition to basic necessities like shelter, clothes, food and education, children also need hope, joy and play.

This project is designed to develop their creativity, physical fitness, communication skills, teamwork, confidence and cultural awareness. Play is a fundamental part of children’s development and we bring a big spark of happiness, love, amusement and entertainment into these children’s lives and the lives of those who work with them in the camps and orphanages.

Circus Equipment Suppliers

Oddballs - Britain's largest retailer of a wide range of circus equipment.

Firetoys - UK based fire toys and circus equipment sellers.

Home of Poi - World renown professional fire performance equipment.

PassePasse - French based jugging equipment manufactures and retailers.