Media Release | Westside Circus | Monday 30th November

WESTSIDE CIRCUS HAS A NEW HOME AT 41 CRAMER ST PRESTON – BUILDING Q

We have secured a 600sqm GYM that will set the company on a path of increased stability, opportunity and sustainability. The space is huge. It is a single court basketball gymnasium, with showers, change rooms, disability access, air-conditioning (hot and cold!) and is so big we will have significantly more flexibility when it comes to workshop scheduling and timetabling. The premises are on the Melbourne Polytechnic Preston Campus and, while the physical address is 41 Cramer St there is access from St. Georges Rd to a large car park just behind Building Q. This will make the journey from the car to the circus so much easier.

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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

We will commence operation from January 4th 2016, but we encourage our current participants to complete the following survey to help us make sure our move provides minimal inconvenience to you. Please follow the link to our survey and complete the 10 questions to tell us how you may be affected by this move. TAKE THE SURVEY HERE

OPEN DAY

If you are interested in coming to investigate the new space, our first public OPEN DAY and WORKING BEE will be on December 20 from 11-4pm. We will have a BBQ, circus activities, and face painting on offer and will be welcoming people to bring the warmth of community before the official opening in January, 2016.

WE WOULD LOVE YOUR ASSISTANCE!

If you can make it down to lend a hand on December 20 that would be great, please feel free to also let us know if you can help on any of the following days:

 

DECEMBER 6, 1 – 4 PM: Given that there will be only one week left of workshops, we will attempt to pack all non-essential items needed to deliver those final few workshops. We will disassemble the more unwieldy floor at the back of the space, ready to transport.

DECEMBER 13, 2 – 5 PM: This is the last day of workshops (MY Circus finishes at 1.30 PM) and we will be dismantling the other floor and de-rigging any remaining equipment above us, packing and cleaning Kitchen and equipment room. IDEALLY, we will also have time and stamina to transport the floors and reset them in the new space according to the floor plan that has been developed.

DECEMBER 19, 10 – 5 PM: Brunswick Cleaning, upstairs and down. Preston Establishing office, laying floor, getting the space to a usable state for the following day the OPEN DAY

DECEMBER 20, 11 – 4 PM: We will largely be in and set up and will have a few final Working Bee/ Sticky Beak type of jobs to do but mostly it is to celebrate and thank our community.

 

FEATURE IMAGE CREDIT: Supplied by Westside Circus

ORIGINAL SOURCE: Media release by Westside Circus supplied