Again the North East Circus community have put on one of the most dynamic circus events of the year.
This year the event had over 160 people. With an expanded programme stretching from Friday evening until the absolutely amazing Sunday afternoon Youth Circus Show.
The main hall had Unicycle.com, Lazy Juggler and Butterfingers trading and helping people.
The convention games were run by Steve from Circus Central.
One of the highlights of the weekend is always the show. This was no exception this year. With it's now characteristic cabaret layout it lead the audience in to a mixture of acts and all sustained by the new famous "Dr John's bar".
Comperes 'The Barefoot Businessmen'
Commonwealth Youth Circus featuring Hannah, Elissa, Cathy and Shona - Acrobatics (Glasgow)
Arthur Hyam - Diabolo Improv (London)
Family Forma Fortis - Theatre Acro (Germany/Durham)
Tom Barker - Spoonatic (Brighton)
Dr John's bar!
Lee Tinnion - Clown Logic (Newcastle)
Alfonso el egoisto Alicante de Tapas and Squeezebox Rosie (Argentina/Newcastle)
Penella P and Little T aka The Fire Girls - Hoop da Funk (Newcastle/Sunderland)
Frederike Gerstner (Germany/London)
The Sunday Youth had an absolute fantastic with a broad range of acts. The whole show from stage manager, lighting and acts were all under 25.
The Five Ring Circus invitational cabaret
Connor (CYC) - Acrostaff
Liza Orange (5RC) - Hoop
Hannah (CYC) - Hand Balancing
Iain (CYC) Contact Juggling
Iain and Robbie (CYC) - acro and juggling
Shona (CYC) - Hula Hoop