CLOWNING around learning circus skills as part of Youth Week celebrations are Barbara Marotta, Jamison Facer and Tess Wood
CLOWNING around learning circus skills as part of Youth Week celebrations are Barbara Marotta, Jamison Facer and Tess Wood

Circus help for life?s tricks



THERE was no running away involved, but a group of Tweed youths signed up to join the circus anyway yesterday in an effort to increase their self-confidence.

As part of Youth Week celebrations at the new City of the Arts space in Murwillumbah, a group of teenagers joined in on the first of a week's worth of workshops.

Taught by self-styled circus master Tess Wood, the workshop focused on giving students skills that one day could be envied by bearded women and jugglers around the world.

"Circus skills is something that everyone can be good at and that is why I like to teach it," said Tess.

"It really builds on confidence and lets you have fun, like you are a kid again. It is also something cheap you can work on at home."

Youth Week celebrations will continue the rest of the week, with other workshops on skateboarding, aerosol art and indigenous art.

Attend the City of the Arts space at the old Tweed River Art Gallery to sign up.



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