The National Centre for Craft and Design

The National Centre for Craft and Design
Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW
  • Telephone 01529 308710
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  • Website nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk
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Aerial Intro Rope Workshop with Claire Crook (Madam Mango)

Introductory workshop to learn positions and movements on the 'corde lisse' (rope), a traditional aerial circus art.

Sun 3 Jun

£25 / 01529 308710

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Circus Craft: Lifecasting

Expert circus artist, Becky Truman of ‘Skinning the Cat’ demonstrates how to use alginate (non-toxic seaweed) to do lifecasting.

Sat 23 Jun

£16–£20 / 01529 308710

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Circus Grande Finale: Special Closing Performance

Closing performance of the National Centre for Craft and Design's circus exhibition. Featuring a curator's tour of the exhibition, local amateur performers, solo aerial performances from the centre's performers-in-residence Rio Willett and Claire Crook, as well as a Q&A.

Fri 6 Jul

£7 includes one drink (under 16s £5) / 01529 308710

Circus Life Drawing

Sketch the National Centre for Craft and Design's circus performer-in-residence, Claire Crook, as she rehearses aerial rope work live in the gallery, with advice from drawing expert Martyn Blundell. Paper provided; take your own drawing implements.

Sat 2 Jun

Over-16s only

£30 / 01529 308710

Circus Masks: 3D Cardboard

Becky Truman leads this mask making workshop to highlight the enduring use of masks in performance. Participants can create a detailed 3D mask out of cardboard, designing additional elements and decorating with paint and feathers to enhance the character.

Sat 23 Jun

£16 (Children £8) / 01529 308710

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Circus: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture

An exhibition focusing on circus in Britain, with live performances, acrobatics, film, photography, ephemera and design.

Mon 21 May

Times vary / Free / 01529 308710

Tue 22 May

Times vary / Free / 01529 308710

Wed 23 May

Times vary / Free / 01529 308710

…and 46 more dates until 8 Jul

Circus Typography: Poster and Print

Explore contemporary and traditional circus imagery and typography with Norwich-based print studio Print to the People. Participants will learn 'hot printing' techniques using antique wood and metal type to create their own printed designs.

Sat 30 Jun

Over-18s only

£40 / 01529 308710

May Half Term - Circus Acrobats!

Circus-themed crafts for children and their families, hosted by Emma Britton.

Tue 29 May

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Rio Willett: Aerial Intro Hoop Workshop

Aerial hoop workshop for beginners. The workshop works out the whole body and helps participants gain confidence while having fun.

Mon 21 May

£25 / 01529 308710

  • 18:00 – 20:30

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