April 2013

The Ryedale
Exhibition &
Leisure Village

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All shows, except the Public Show, will be held in the big top.

Team Shreddie Crunch & Guests Opening Show - Wednesday

There once was a boy who loved Shreddies™. One day, after many years of dedicated wheat-munching, he decided to share this love with the wider world. To that end he gathered together the best of the British technical juggling scene, cleverly weaving them like so many wheat-strands into a solid multi-layered lattice of amazingness (or some such tortured simile)! Big numbers, mind-boggling tricks, shared patterns and (let’s be honest) a fair few drops, combine with a number of extremely special guests to create a show like no other!

Team Shreddie Crunch

Youth Cabaret – Wednesday

This year will host the BJC's first ever Youth Cabaret in the Big Top! There will be a tech rehearsal on Wednesday at 3pm in the Ladybird tent. If you are interested in performing please email tess@tessential.com.

BYJOTY – Thursday

Please click here for more information on the British Young Juggler of the Year competition.

Circus Schools Show – Friday

We are pleased to welcome back Circus Space and Circomedia students to show us some of their cutting-edge circus acts.

Open Stage – Friday

Exactly what it says on the tin! Acts by BJC-ers, for BJC-ers. If you have an act that you'd like to show off, please contact Ian at openstage@bjc2013.co.uk.

Fire Show – Friday

This show will feature pre-booked acts alongside open stage acts who have been spotted doing interesting things in the fire space. If you are a professional, please bring a copy of your insurance documents, as only performers with fire insurace and PLI will be allowed to perform in the show. please e-mail Andy at fire@bjc2013.co.uk for more information.

The Old Skool: A Panel Show – Friday

Steven Ragatz, Charlie Holland, H from Beard, and Andre Vincent bring you juggling history, silly anecdotes, festering resentments, and memories of dubious veracity.

Public Show – Saturday

Please click here for more information on the Public Show.

Closing Show: Between Someonesons - Sunday

Closing Show
© Einar Kling-Odencrants

The show

With the use of space, bodies, time and objects, these two jugglers build a personal and vibrant atmosphere. Between Someonesons is a new show composed of jumps, slides and contemporary juggling. Patrik and Wes throw, lift and push each other around the stage with 14 clubs or a single ring filling the air above.

The company

Patrik Elmnert (Sweden) and Wes Peden (USA) are two young men with short hair and kneepads, both educated at DOCH in Stockholm. In 2008 they started to create juggling together, and went on to perform shows in Spain, Ireland, Finland, Norway, USA, Germany, Poland, UK, Italy, Japan and for the royal family of Sweden. Their juggling is Scandinavian in aesthetic and playful in nature.

Closing Show
© Einar Kling-Odencrants


This year, Renegade will be back with a vengeance! With experienced compères, and a live audience of enthusiastic jugglers, this late-night, laid-back, open-stage style show will be a great place for people to try out new acts or show off new tricks that aren’t quite ready for the formal Open Stage.