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Serious Fun in Yangon was live.4 days ago
Fred from Cie Poc thrills our circus group at Taung Tu Gone Karen Baptist Hostel with his juggling skills.
Serious Fun in Yangon
Serious Fun in Yangon
Serious Fun in Yangon1 week ago
Hello everyone, we have been busy, though the holidays here reduced the number of workshops sessions possiblke. Here are few photos from the last week. This week will be delivering 10 workshop sessions over 5 days and from new week 11 sessions over 6 days a week. We are seeing really good progress in our circus groups. Thanks for your continued support!
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Serious Fun in Yangon is celebrating New Year's Eve.2 weeks ago
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year from Social Circus Myanmar. And a special thank you to those of you who have donated this season and made the project happen!
Leila Martley
Franjo Pavlek
Usasinee Rewthong
Jean-Noel Walkowiak
Lucie Krobova
Mary Lightfoot
Elmar Langner
Guillaume Vermette
Ash Perrin
Liz Vear
Richard Gillett
Eddie Fowler
Barbara Howarth (and the coffee-morning ladies)
Lynne Barry
Vicky Bowman
Tom Kellett

Peter Hurley
Aileen Wilkie
Simone Willems
Francis Agnew
Jill Ridgewell
Phill Lang
Ali Williams
Lee Hayes
Abby Holdom
Ellen Agger
Max Zimmermann
Chris Carter
Jessie Tew
Jude Smith
Martinrtin Archer
Katherine Dobson
Nichola Fisher
Deena Frooman
Jim Semlyen
James Kellam
Karen Seidman
Peter Kellam
Jude Smith
Nat Brown
Tom Kellett
Deb Mulholland
Serious Fun in Yangon
Serious Fun in Yangon4 weeks ago
Parami Monastery school circus group, way out of town in South Dagon – our regular Saturday – took to the Hoop Run with style. Just 25 youngsters today, 4 of whom new to the class.
Serious Fun in Yangon
Serious Fun in Yangon is with Jules Howarth.4 weeks ago
We are delighted to have made our first visit to Sonne social organisation day school ( in Thaketa. They are doing such good work in Yangon. 35 youngsters and a short introduction to circus play. Then to Nyein Chan Thar Yar school for 35 students. Here we found a huge leap forward in skill learning and concentration levels today. We introduced a new game – the hoop run. We have workshops on Saturday and Sunday coming up.
Serious Fun in Yangon
Serious Fun in Yangon4 weeks ago
Great to be back at the Eden Centre again, with 18 students today.
Serious Fun in Yangon


Happy New Year card

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year from Social Circus Myanmar! A mahoosive thank you to those of you who …
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Only 5 days left to help us reach our target for Crowdfunding! £400 still needed. Please donate whatever you can …
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Our Crowdfunding Campaign ended on 11th Dec. Thanks to everyone who contributed! We raised pledges of $4,735, way more than …
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International Social Circus Day 2017

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More International Social Circus Day 2017 photos

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International Social Circus Day 2017, 1st April

Social Circus Myanmar were able to gather in Mahabandoola Park in the centre of Yangon for an informal Circus workshop …
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A Workshop Experience

Photographer and guest blogger Jeanne Hallacy joins a workshop with the Scholarships 4 Street Kids social circus team in Perle, …
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Sold! Stanley Donwood giant Glastonbury wristband. Thank you!

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Serious FUNdraising for Social Circus Myanmar

FUNdraising through crowdfunding Our fundraising for the Social Circus Myanmar project has received support from people around the world who are backing …
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Social Circus Myanmar

We have launched our new Crowdfunding Campaign to support Social Circus Myanmar in the dry-season project Nov 2016 – March …
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The S4SK Social Circus Kids

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Social Circus Weekend

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Social Circus Weekend info and flyer

Social Circus Weekend April 2nd-3rd Free circus skills workshops and a photo exhibit at The Yangon Gallery, People’s Park, to …
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Day of Fun 2016

Dozens of children and young people joined in the Day of Fun last Saturday, coming from different parts of the …
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The Thanlyin circus team

This is the first of a series of posts about the circus teams that Serious Fun is working with in …
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Social Circus Yangon

Our project in Myanmar We’ve just launched a campaign in support of our Social Circus project in Yangon 2015-2016, with …
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circus4all launched in Yangon

A week of teacher training in adaptive circus, lead by Thomas Hinz from Circability in New Zealand, has led to …
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Webisodes launched

The Serious Fun in Yangon series of webisodes are rolling out now on our facebook page and there’s a complete …
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Festival Restrospective – Monastery School Show

A group of performers and crew visited a monastery school in Insein, northern Yangon, on Friday February 13, to put …
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Festival Restrospective – Fire Show

Thousands of people gathered outside Mahabandoola Park on February 14 to see the spectacular fire show starring international jugglers. The …
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Festival Retrospective – Day of Fun

The idea behind staging the Day of Fun was to bring people together and have fun together with public participation …
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Festival Retrospective – the Big Show

The Big Show took place lakeside at Kandawgyi Park on February 11, featuring performers from all over the world, hosted …
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Festival Retrospective – the Big Show

The big show took place lakeside at Yangon’s beautiful Kandawgyi Park on February 11 and featured performers from all over …
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Festival Retrospective – Day 1, February 9

Day 1 started with dawn juggling at Mahabandoola Park, next to the famous landmark at the centre of Yangon, Sule …
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Festival Retrospective – Sule Shangri La Brunch

What happens when you invite a group of international jugglers into the 5 star Sule Shangri La hotel for Sunday …
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Festival Retrospective – 50th Street

The first ever International Juggling Festival in Myanmar went by in a bit of a blur for those of us …
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Day of Fun

Day of Fun, Kandawgyi Park, February 14 – shows, walkabout theatre, workshops, masterclasses, and of course the juggling olympics. Great …
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Eden Center for the Disabled

A fantastic workshop with the amazing kids from Eden Center for the Disabled …
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The Big Show

Thousands gathered for the opening night performance in Kandawgyi Park where they were wowed by jugglers and comedians from around …
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YMCA Preschool Children’s Activity

Jugglers, comedians, hoola hoops, face painting, bubble making and balloons!​ …
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Jugglers on the streets

Jugglers on the streets of Yangon …
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50th Street Bar and Grill -preview show to festival

50th Street Bar and Grill Peformance by the International Juggling Festival at the popular night spot, the 50th Street Bar …
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Opening day workshop

Here is some of the action and fun at the opening day workshop …
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Junction Square Yangon 8th Feb

Tonight we played a big outdoor show at Junction Square, Yangon. Massive stage, big lights, LED screen, the works. Haggis …
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7th Feb Junction Mawtin, Yangon

At Junction Mawtin shopping centre today we wowed crowds with circus acts never before seen in Myanmar …
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The Press Conference – Festival Launched!

The Press Conference took place today at the Sule Shangri-la Hotel and was a great success. Many journalists, newspapers, TV …
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What keeps us going…

What keeps us going … is engagement with the Eden Centre for Disabled Kids and the British Council librarians. Workshops …
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Busy times and difficult working conditions

It’s been a while since the last posting here. We’ve been posting to facebook mostly as that the most commonly …
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10th Jan Mahabadoola Gardens free workshop

Every Saturday. New jugglers every week. Elmar’s focused sitting down class balances the wildness of some of the little kids …
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Boys Training Centre, Thanlyin 7th Jan 2015

The fourth week at the Boys Training Centre, Thanlyin. What a great group. Great development of skills and now sharing and …
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S4SK Hlegu 6th Jan 2015

We made another long journey today, out to Hlegu, a good 2 hours north. We met up with our group …
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5th Jan Insein Karen Hostel

Warmly welcomed at the hostel which is tucked away in the township of Insein, north of Yangon town, 90 mins …
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Sunday 4th Jan Independence Day Myanmar – bo tha thung ferry sunset

Moonrise, Sunset, Independence Day in Myanmar. Streets closed off for community football. Went for a quick sunset juggle at Bo …
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Always room for one more bicycle

In the middle of the road in Thanlyin township …
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Sunday 28th Monastery School Thanlyin – workshop for 30!

Sunday 28th saw Lin and Jules and driver Pho Ke back on the workshop trail. This time to Thanlyin Monastery …
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24th Dec Institute Francais workshop

After 5 mornings of workshops with these young people from three diverse groups – street kids, ex-child-soldiers, kids from poor …
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Let’s Juggle

If you’ve been following our facebook feed you’ll know that the Serious Fun community juggling workshops have begun in Yangon, …
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Great Day Out -7th Dec, Yangon

Alice Vernat’s Photos from the Great Day Out. On 7th Dec 2014 the British Ambassador’s Residence in Yangon was overrun …
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The Great Britain Day Out – photos Jules

The Great Britain Day Out – 7th December 2014 at the British Ambassador’s Residence Yangon was a whole load of …
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Thanks for the Props!

Thanks for the Props! Alice Vernat and Lin Thet Naung display our Thank You For The Props banner in Yangon …
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Yangon Juggling Festival update #1

As word about the juggling festival in Yangon spreads, it has brought us into contact with people involved in the …
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Yangon Festival fliers and posters

Download flyers here. Chose colour or black & white, jpg or pdf. Festival logo pdf (1.1 mb) Yangon flyer A5 …
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Burmese Jugglers in Imperial Britain

Burmese Jugglers in Imperial Britain Posted on May 8, 2013 by jonathansaha (Article reproduced here. Copyright Jonathan Saha) Whilst I …
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