Aviatricks News


Beginners Classes in static trapeze and aerial fabric at FULL CIRQLE Circus Centre, 8 Baileyfield Cresent, Portobello, EH15 1ET.
Monday nights, 7:30pm - 9:00pm. 
2016 Term 1: Monday 11th January - Monday 15th February, £72 for 6 classes.
2016 Term 2: Monday 22nd February - Monday 21st March, £60 for 5 classes
There are limited drop-in spaces available priced at £15 per class, please email to check availability. 
The Aerial Barn in Portobello is ready to welcome beginners to learn the exhilarating circus skills of aerial fabrics, cocoon and static trapeze. This performance art is a great way to keep fit and challenge yourself. No experience necessary, all welcome!
Bookings and info: info@aviatricks.co.uk
Website: www.Aviatricks.co.uk
You will need long close-fitting warm layers on your arms and legs, e.g. leggings and long-sleeved top, training shoes and a basic level of fitness. Classes run by Val Beattie of Aviatricks, 
a qualified Pilates instructor and circus professional, and Stephen Armour, a Performer from Adventure Circus.
Any questions, just email. See you there!

Girl Guides and Brownies "Circus Performer" Badge Workshops continue! - Jan '16

Aviatricks now offers circus workshops to help Guide and Brownie groups achieve their "Circus Performer" badge, and have been doing so since 2008. Our most recent workshop with Brownies in Longniddry, East Lothian, was a huge success. Get in touch if you are a Guide or Brownie leader looking for a fun badge for your group to achieve this year . See this link for the Girl Guides badge - Guide Circus Skills Badge and this link for the Brownies - Brownie Circus Performer Badge

Medieval Banquet with the Time Traveller's Tavern - Dec '13

In December we joined the Time Traveller's Tavern re-enactment team once again for a fantastic Christmas night out in Inverness with a difference! Watch the video here -

Aviatricks Brochure

View our current Brochure here - Brochure

Whitecraig Primary School wins Aviatricks Workshop! - June 12

The children of p4/5/6 were treated to a Circus Skills Workshop from Aviatricks. Three creative pupils from this class, Nathan Adam G and Aaron, were the lucky winners of the National Museum of Flight "Design a Circus Act" Competition! See the photos here - http://edubuzz.org/whitecraig

Aviatricks Acro at launch of Edinburgh International Science Festival - April 12

Aviatricks are delighted to be involved with the EISF this year, the theme of which is the science of sport, movement and dance. See the EISF website for more information about their brilliant events for all ages.


"A Lonely Place to Die" Feature Film released on DVD - 26 Dec 11

The feature film directed by BAFTA-nominated Julien Gilbey was released on DVD on Boxing Day, and stars many of the Aviatricks fire performers. This film was made in the Scottish Highlands and we were all very proud to be part of it! Scroll to 2mins 35secs for a glimpse of firey goodness..

Acrotastic!: The Science of Levers and Lifts - Dec 11

Val and Craig performed a science - inspired acrobalance piece at Glasgow Science Centre...

Exciting partnership with Dalriadan Mediaeval Re-enactment - June 11

Aviatricks can now offer Mediaeval Re-enactment Camps and characters from the past, in association with Dalriadan. Meet characters from history with authentically made costumes and view demonstrations of skills gone by. See the Dalriadan Website for more info.

Skye Circus Skills Performance, "Cirque du Ceilidh" - Mar 11

Skye Circus Skills celebrated the end of a year-long community and professional development project at the Inverinate Hall on Sat 19th March...Val and Dunia performed a duo silks piece with music composed especially for the occasion by Lisa Petticrew.

Pirate Treasure Hunt at M&D's Theme Park in Glasgow - Jan 10

The fabulous Feral Arts Collective - an experienced performing arts and circus groups based in Scotland and the North of England - presents their new promo video! Pirate Walkabout fun at M&D's Theme Park in Glasgow, Sep 2009. Immersive walkabout entertainment for children and adults, with lots of fun along the way! Watch it here...

Aerial Fabrics Piece at Belladrum Festival, Inverness - Aug 10

Val from Aviatricks performing an aerial piece to Frank Sinatra's "Young at Heart"

9 Dec 07 - New website released!

Today, our new website was released, complete with photo galleries of the various circus disciplines we are involved in. Our thanks go to Edinburgh Web Designs for our lovely new site!