Social Circus Myanmar

We created Social Circus International in July 2017 and this organisation’s first  (and main) project is to run Social Circus Myanmar from 2017 onwards.

Social Circus International is a  Not-for-Profit private Company limited by Guarantee (no shares) under UK law.  Registration number : 10865040.

It has six Directors:

Jules Howarth,

Nicola Hemsley,

David Pickens,

Jo Galbraith,

Jake Goode,

Tom Kellet,


We hope to set up a not-for-profit company in Myanmar during the Nov 2017 – April 2018 season.



Jules Howarth

Project Manager and lead Circus Trainer for Social Circus Myanmar

He created the 2014 1st Yangon International Juggling Festival with Jude Smith, Virginia Henderson and several others in the Serious Fun Committee. He returned to Yangon in 2015-16 dry season to continue the programme of work and develop social circus and was back in Yangon from Nov 2016 to March 2017

Jules (Mr Jules is a performer, production and stage manager and festival creator. He produced the European Juggling Conventions in 1991 and 2005 and has worked closely with the European Juggling Association since 1991 variously as Festival Director, Stage Manager, Festival Advisor, Compere, Show-facilitator and general Trouble-shooter. He has worked regularly with the Glastonbury Festival Theatre & Circus Fields. He has lived and worked in several countries including Holland, Italy, Spain and France. He went to Laos with the Serious Fun Committee. He is Membership & Communications officer for the National Association of Street Artists UK


Pho Ke

Ko Pho Ke

Circus Tutor and Logistics, Driver

Pho Ke is from Yangon  and he works with us as a a Circus Tutor (Spinning Plates, Hat, Juggling, Diabolo, Translations) Driver and logistics manager as well as a vital translator.




Working with us in Yangon regularly

Julien Ariza

Living in Yangon and professional teacher, also a professional Circus Arts performer specialising in flow-arts – poi, staff, fire and black-light. He works with us delivering workshops for Social Circus Myanmar. He speaks good  Myanmar.


Myanmar professional Actor


Visiting international Circus Trainers

2016 -17

Rakel Moreno

Dave Pickens

Frank Powlesland & Lea Rovero



Rakel Moreno

Frank Powlesland & Lea Rovero


Phill Lang

Jill Ridgewell






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