Circus Workshops for Community Fetes, Fundays & Outdoor Events
Tom from TK Arts has taught circus workshops at hundreds of community and school fetes, fundays and outdoor events throughout England and Wales. We have enough equipment for up to 100 people to use at once, so long as you have the space!
Our circus skills workshops can last from an hour to a week and anything in between! They are suitable for all ages and abilities and can be tailor-made to suit your needs.
Although Tom does a lot of structured workshops at schools and youth groups, most outdoor events are more informal and people tend to drop in/out whenever they choose.
That said, in our experience many children and young people stay learning and developing their circus skills for hours because with Tom’s expert engagement and teaching skills, they quickly discover that they’re able to do it and become empowered by their own success.
Depending on the size of the group, Tom will either teach everyone the same skill together, divide children into smaller groups and let them explore the skills on a carousel basis, or run an open workshop where everyone chooses what they’d like to learn and when.
Skills taught: diabolo; flower stick; juggling balls and scarves; peacock feathers for balancing; plate spinning. Slapstick comedy will also be taught.
Workshops can be held outside on grassed areas (not concrete) and not too close to parked cars.
Tom can bring many elements into a session or event either through teaching circus skills workshops or just having fun
Knowing the quality and professionalism of Tom Kellett from working with him previously in KCC, I knew that there would be a high standard of interaction with the children, young people and families at the event. Not only would the participants enjoy the activities but they would also learn and gain specific skills and knowledge involved with circus skills. During the event, Tom was punctual and was dedicated to the services he had been booked for, and there were several participants who in the feedback have acknowledged how good the activities were. I would have no hesitation in booking Tom/TK Arts for another event, particularly if the organiser/host wanted activities that the whole family or a wide and diverse age range could participate in. Tom can bring many elements into a session or event either through teaching circus skills workshops or just having fun.
I fully recommend him. My children really enjoyed themselves.
I met Tom today with my three daughters aged two, six and eight. He was patient with all three. They all tried the various equipment that Tom had brought with him. He was excellent at showing a group of children how to use everything and I fully recommend him. My children really enjoyed themselves.
nothing but full praise for Tom and his total dedication to the job at hand
Recommended by a friend and we have nothing but full praise for Tom and his total dedication to the job at hand. He interacts extremely well with the audience large or small. He never seems to tire during the day and has a wealth of patience particularly with the younger audience/participants. Great value for money and plenty of fun had by many young and not so young. Fantastic!
We will definitely be asking Tom to join us for future Community Events.
Tom Kellett of TK Arts attended our Community Event at Sandgate Recreation Ground in August to provide a range of circus skills workshops for children. Set up was a particularly busy time for me ensuring that all activity providers were in the right place and Tom, with minimal instructions from me, set himself up and prepared himself for his young proteges. Throughout the day I watched as Tom guided each youngster gently through the basics of plate spinning or juggling etc. and judging by the photographs I saw afterward they had a great time. Tom is professional in his approach in terms of doing exactly what he said he would do and of course providing the necessary paperwork. Tom was engaging with the children (and parents) in helping them to learn circus skills. We will definitely be asking Tom to join us for future Community Events.
they were delighted with what they had achieved and proud of the skills they had learnt
We were introduced to Tom through Young Kent. We have worked with him before and know that he has over 20 years of experience of working with young people. He is fantastic at engaging young people and keeping them interested whilst having fun. A lot of the children who use our service lack confidence and have low self-esteem. Tom was able to recognise who these children were and worked with them positively to build on their confidence. By the end of the session, it was clear that they were delighted with what they had achieved and proud of the skills they had learnt. We would highly recommend Tom and will certainly be using him again in future clubs.
Tom was amazing with both the adults and the kids
Tom was amazing with both the adults and the kids, and all of his activities were really interactive and engaging. He even taught me how to juggle! I would definitely recommend him and his services!!
Tom was fantastic across all the events he covered for us in the summer
We were looking for someone to provide some great entertainment at our Community fun days and Tom fitted the bill. Tom was fantastic across all the events he covered for us in the summer. The children/parents loved the workshop and Tom was great at getting everyone involved. We were so happy with Tom we have re-booked him for this upcoming summer.
I feel that if anyone is looking at providing some entertainment for their event then you should contact Tom straight away, you won’t be disappointed.