Time is running out to support circus company’s fundraising quest
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A Norwich-based circus company is appealing for people to support its quest to raise £10k to help with its ambitions to become a national hub for circus and expand the amount of activities it offers.
Lost in Translation Circus - which is based at the Oak Circus Centre in Oak Street - wants to put Norwich firmly on the UK circus map and has set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise £10,600 by December 9.
The company - one of the EDP People's Choice Awards winners at the 2017 Norfolk Arts Awards - has so far raised more than 60pc of the total and this includes £3,710 from Norwich City Council's community infrastructure levy fund.
However, in order to unlock the money pledged it needs to raise the full £10,600.
The funds would pay for specialist circus equipment including aerial trapezes, crash mats and trampolines as well as insulation for the centre which is housed in a historic church building.
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Lost In Translation director Massimiliano Rossetti said: 'We were overjoyed when Lost in Translation won the EDP People's Choice Award and the response from the public to the [crowdfunding] appeal shows the high regard the people of Norfolk hold for the company and The Oak Circus Centre.
'If successful we'll use the money to help us make The Oak Circus Centre the best equipped circus skills resource in the region. With our existing international network of fellow circus performers and companies we believe we can make it a hub for circus in the UK, where high quality classes and artist residencies create a true sense of circus community for Norwich and Norfolk, a space where people can learn the art of the circus either for fun or professional development.'
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People who pledge funds can in return receive a number of different rewards including a behind the scenes tour, invitations to exclusive rehearsal performances, and circus skills parties. The deadline date for donations is December 9.
To make a donation, visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/theoak-circus-centre-in-norwich
Lost in Translation is also presenting A Christmas Circus Carol at The Oak Circus Centre from December 15 to 17. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.theoakcircuscentre.org