Business Monthly: Firms help circus put on a show

Circus Starr is coming to Sheffield. Photo: Paul Briscoe
Circus Starr is coming to Sheffield. Photo: Paul Briscoe
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Vulnerable children and their families will witness amazing feats of acrobatics and daring aerial manoeuvres thanks to sponsorship from two Sheffield industrial parks.

Bizspace’s Baltic Works in Effingham Road and Cricket Inn Industrial Estate in Derwent Street will bring the magic of Circus Starr to selected families this month.

Circus Starr is coming to Sheffield. Photo: Paul Briscoe

Circus Starr is coming to Sheffield. Photo: Paul Briscoe

The big top comes to the Meadowhall overflow car park on Sunday, May 1, and the parks have donated a number of tickets to allow vulnerable children to attend for free.

The circus boasts an exciting troupe of performers, including Mexican clown Chico Rico and the gravity-defying El Moussati troupe with their jaw-dropping act on the wheel of death.

Now in its 29th year, Circus Starr is dedicated to bringing the magic of the circus to vulnerable children.

It asks for the support of local businesses throughout its UK tour, and allocates the free tickets which are donated to children and their families through community groups.

Manager of the two business centres Connor Johnson said: “We are delighted to lend our support to a fantastic project that offers children from the Sheffield area a wonderful experience to remember for the rest of their lives.”

Sales and marketing director at Bizspace Emma Long added: “We aim to support the communities around our business centres and industrial parks as much as possible.

“Circus Starr is such a unique project and we’re proud to lend a hand to bring enjoyment to so many families.”

This year’s circus also features the acrobatic hijinks of the Serik brothers on Chinese pole and straps, the balance and dexterity of Las Chicas Morales on rolling globes, and aerial contortionist Romy Bauer performing while suspended high in the big top.

Circus Starr director Neville Wilson said: “We’re really grateful to Bizspace and all our sponsors who help us make a difference to young people and their families.

“We work hard to put on a spectacular and unforgettable show and it’s down to local businesses helping as many people as possible to enjoy the magic of the big top.”