Magical Circus

by Angelo Urzúa-Milla in 

Magical Circus, the place to laugh, learn, imagine, grow, believe and achieve.

by Angelo Urzúa-Milla in

We did it
On 12th August 2016 we successfully raised £105 with 5 supporters in 129 days

Magical Circus

Hello everybody!

We are Melanie & Angelo and our daughter Angélica and our business is Magical Circus, which we have been running for over 15 years across the North West of England.

We have provided entertainment and workshops as Kuki & Krums the clowns, ourselves and various other characters for private birthday and family parties, to nurseries, primary and secondary schools, clubs, community groups, companies and councils.

Why are we here?

We have struggled since the recession in 2008 for a number of reasons and have come to the point where we needed to decide if to give up what we love doing so much or find another way of doing it but the responses we receive from our customers including the little ones, makes it hard to give it all up, especially in an era when technology is all around us and children growing up don't know what is real and what isn't anymore.

What do we do?

We provide traditional entertainment which we are often told is hilarious for the parents as much as for the children. We provide workshops which involve everybody no matter what their age or ability and provide physical exercise while having fun and learning and experiencing new skills. It is so rewarding to watch someone achieve something they didn't think they could do.

Can we juggle you might ask?

Not just that! We create all our own props, costumes, show scripts, websites, adverts and deal with all the day to day runnings of our business, so we are pretty busy even when we are not performing or instructing. We want to keep giving what we have and we would also like to pass it all on to younger generations.

The big plan!

Now we have found a venue to run Magical Circus from and we will provide a whole range of services from unique and exclusive children's parties to circus and fx make-up workshop experiences for primary and secondary schools to Heely/roller disco's, toddler circus fun sessions and a circus school for the local community to team building events for local companies and circus shows for nurseries, primary schools and the local community throughout the year.

The venue that we are leasing is in the centre of town and although it has taken us a long and tough time to find it, it has been worth the wait. It is a little gem, an old Masonic Hall with so much character and space and although it has been empty for many years, it just needs some TLC and a lot of hard work. We are putting everything we have into this venture and we will make it happen but we are constantly coming up with new ideas, especially Angélica, of how it could be even better, more fun, more magical. The imagination never stops at Magical Circus.

What are we planning to do with the cash, heh?

As we have a limited budget and much to do to adapt the venue to our purpose, we are doing most of the work ourselves with a small supportive team of helpers, all pensioners we might add, who believe in us and this is a slow process.

Financial support would really help us get the venue finished and open sooner. We have researched and cut costs at every opportunity possible, freecycling, upcycling, salvaging on-site and receiving useful donations from family and friends including two lovely sofas. Any financial support would help us to hire tradesmen to help with the renovating that still needs to be done including the installation of seven toilets, a kitchen and lots of painting and we might actually not be totally exhausted when we do open. Further funds would go towards purchasing more circus props including a single trapeze and mats, equipment and materials to build a permanent stage, flooring, lighting, popcorn and candyfloss machines, children's costumes, play booth toys, an extra large TV for the media/circus school room to offer educational stories linked to the circus and books for the library, as we love books. The list goes on.  Our passion and our dream is to create a place for fun, inspiring learning experiences, for sharing family time together and for happy memories to last forever. Hopefully, we will create some employment on the way too.

We hope we can inspire you to vote for us and if you can make a pledge as well, we will be eternally grateful.

Thank you very, very much!

Melanie, Angelo and Angélica

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http://www.MagicalCircus.co.uk

Reviews from schools and private customers:

http://www.magicalcircus.co.uk/magical-circus-reviews-from-schools.html

http://www.magicalcircus.co.uk/magical-circus-reviews-from-private-customers.html

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Just some of our many thank you emails...

Hi Melanie and Angelo,
I just wanted to say thanks again for a great party. Aum and his friends loved it, lots of parents said it was the best party they had been too!! Mr and Mrs Khurana were really pleased so l wanted to say thanks.
Once again you've done an amazing job, l'm sure we'll be using you next year too. I've had lots of requests for your details so l'll pass them on.
Thanks again.
Liz Doyle

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We've just had the most magical afternoon at Aughton St. Michaels school.
Kuki & Krums brought their Magical Christmas Circus to see us and it was outstanding. Non-stop fun from start to finish. The children (& adults) thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The little boy who's birthday it was said "the best birthday ever". We can highly recommend the Magical Circus, they took control of everything and we were just able to enjoy the show - Thank you so much x

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A big 'Thank you' from us for believing in our dream and your name or family name on our Dream Maker 'Thank you' page on our website.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A big 'Thank you' from us for believing in our dream, your name or family name on our Dream Maker 'Thank you' page on our website and your name or family name and photo on our 'Thank you' wall at the venue.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A big 'Thank you' from us for believing in our dream, your name or family name on our Dream Maker 'Thank you' page on our website and your name or family name and photo on our 'Thank you' wall at the venue plus a family ticket (4 persons) for 1 show within the first year of opening. Shows scheduled for Summer, Christmas and Easter. May we suggest that if you are an out of the area funder, that you send the ticket to one of our local schools or children's charity to use as a reward prize or gift. We can recommend one if needs be.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A big 'Thank you' from us for believing in our dream, your name or family name on our Dream Maker 'Thank you' page on our website and your name or family name and photo on our 'Thank you' wall at the venue plus a family ticket (4 persons) for 1 show within the first year of opening plus refreshments at the show (tea, coffee, soft drinks, popcorn, candy floss). Shows scheduled for Summer, Christmas and Easter. May we suggest that if you are an out of the area funder, that you send the ticket to one of our local schools or children's charity to use as a reward prize or gift. We can recommend one if needs be.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

A big 'Thank you' from us for believing in our dream, your name or family name on our Dream Maker 'Thank you' page on our website and your name or family name and photo on our 'Thank you' wall at the venue plus a family ticket (4 persons) for 1 show within the first year of opening plus refreshments at the show (tea, coffee, soft drinks, popcorn, candy floss) and 4 circus props to take home - a diabolo and strings, 3 juggling balls, spinning plate and stick and 3 juggling rings. Shows scheduled for Summer, Christmas and Easter. May we suggest that if you are an out of the area funder, that you send the ticket to one of our local schools or children's charity to use as a reward prize or gift. We can recommend one if needs be.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A big 'Thank you' from us for believing in our dream, your name or family name on our Dream Maker 'Thank you' page on our website and your name or family name and photo on our 'Thank you' wall at the venue plus a Circus Workshop Day for two classes at the venue or at a school (limited to 50 mile radius from CH42 4QB). May we suggest that if you are an out of the area funder, that you send the ticket to one of our local schools or children's charity to use as a reward prize or gift. We can recommend one if needs be.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A big 'Thank you' from us for believing in our dream, your name or family name on our Dream Maker 'Thank you' page on our website and your name or family name and photo on our 'Thank you' wall at the venue plus a unique and exclusive Children's Birthday Party Package (2 hours for 20 children and 20 adults including invites, food and drink, party bags and a balloon per child with a choice of theme, party character hosts and entertainment, activities and workshop options). May we suggest that if you are an out of the area funder, that you send the ticket to one of our local schools or children's charity to use as a reward prize or gift. We can recommend one if needs be.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A big 'Thank you' from us for believing in our dream, your name or family name on our Dream Maker 'Thank you' page on our website and your name or family name and photo on our 'Thank you' wall at the venue plus all proceeds from 1 show donated to a charity of your choice (show to be provided within the first year of opening).


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