Grab a cuppa and come on our journey of creation! It’s all wrapped up chronologically in this blog.
The Making of Polaroid
Polaroid started in Lockdown where we asked our Birmingham Youth Circus what it is they wanted to do. We couldn’t do circus as we knew it… Through lots of conversations online emerged a few pro-active young people that wanted to lead their own creative projects. We called this group of young people ‘The Collective’.
“We were thrilled to receive Arts Council Funding (project & cultural recovery). We’re still here as an organisation because of them. The support we received through the pandemic was truly amazing. Thank you for existing arts council. You really do help dreams become a reality”
During lockdown we threw a live launch party!
Our mentors for the project were Summer & Raph from Double Take cinematic circus. We met each other in a Slow Thinking meeting created by Vicky Amedume and Upswing Aerial to bring together professionals to talk about the circus sector. They are not based in the UK so all of our collaborations and mentee sessions happened online… one day we’ll meet them in person.
Greg Lewis, a very talented costume designer worked with us on creating some stunning costumes. We learned how difficult it is bringing costumes to life off a page. Hours of time was spent creating these gorgeous pieces by Joe, Andy, Alex, Greg & Jen. Sewing machines, glue guns, felt and paint at the ready!
Dream way too big and forget not your purpose but live every day like your life is a circus!