Circus 250

Saturday 12th June

Free online event

Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire? Strong Women Aoife (an electronic engineer) and Maria (an environmental scientist) reveal the science behind their astounding tricks.

Strong Women Science doesn’t only illustrate scientific facts. It seeks to promote enquiry, inventiveness, accessibility and creativity in science, making it open to all, in particular young women and girls. In addition to demonstrating scientific principles in fun ways, it looks at the worth of failure and the power of teamwork – both shared by science and circus. Because when science meets circus, anything’s possible.

Children can engage in this event from their homes which runs exclusively via the Dean Crowe website on 12th June. We will present the 35-minute Strong Women Science film and three independent short 6-minute science workshop films for hands-on circus activities at home. These activities are supported with pdf resources – simply click the “Download PDF” button below to view the helpful instructions for the activities.

This is a Cruinniú na nÓg event funded by Creative Ireland and supported by Westmeath County Council.

Click on the “view” button below to watch the show and do the activities now*.

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*Note: This event is only available 12th June.