BJC 30, Nottingham, 2017

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BJC 30 7-13.4.2017


Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Wigman Road, Nottingham, NG8 4PB


Main organisers:
Ben Nichol & Stephen Whitehead

Anna Inman (Site Manager)
Claire Stephens-Davis (Gala Show Organiser)
Emma Welford (Graphics Designer)
Jam Ward (Web Design & Developer)
David Langton (Evening Shows)
Janettte Songhurst (Trader liaison)
Jane Randall (Advisor, Merchandise & Registration)
Mark Songhurst (Site Stage Manager)
Natalie Randall (Workshop coordinator)


Previous official website url[edit]


This year's logo was "Bernie" the octopus, juggling multiple props.




Week Passes
Adult (18 +) Teen (13-17) Youth (7-12) Child (0-6)
Super Early Bird

(100 available)

£90 £65 £15 Free
Early Bird

(150 available)

£100 £70 £20 Free

(30th Nov - 31st Jan)

£110 £80 £25 Free
On the door £130 £90 £30 Free
Weekend Passes
Adult (18+) Teen (13-17) Youth (7-12) Child (0-6)
On the door £70 £40 £15 Free
Day Passes
Adult (18+) Teen (13-17) Youth (7-12) Child (0-6)
On the Door £25 £15 £5 Free
Live-in Vehicles
Super Early Bird -

Public Show[edit]

The public gala show for BJC 30, Nottingham was named "Balance: A Circus Showcase", and its aims were "to shine a light on acts of both genders equally and demonstrate some of the best acts in the world"



Anni Küpper
Gustavo Ollitta
Guillaume Karpowicz
Emma Hörnell
Kathrin Wagner
Paddy & Harry

Other shows[edit]

British Show[edit]

This year's British Show was hosted in the main stage area at 20:30 on the Saturday.

Asaf More: Nine to Five[edit]

Main stage area at 12:00, on the Monday.

Glow Show[edit]

Main stage area at 12:00, on the Tuesday.

Open Stage[edit]

Main stage area at 17:30 on the Wednesday.

Le Lido[edit]

Main stage area at 21:00 on the Wednesday.


This year's games were hosted on the grounds of Nottingham Castle at 15:00. BJC Attendees required a wristband to enter the grounds free of charge.


The workshops were organised by Natalie Randall

Review, video and photo links[edit]

Notes and other details[edit]


T-shirts and Hoodies were on sale this year, available in three different colours: lavender, charcoal and jade. T-shirts were priced at £15, and Hoodies at £15.

Bjc2017-Lavender-tshirt.jpg Bjc2017-Charcoal-tshirt.jpg Bjc2017-Jade-tshirt.jpg
Bjc2017-Lavender-hoodie.jpg Bjc2017-Charcoal-hoodie.jpg Bjc2017-Jade-hoodie.jpg


The traders were situated on the side of the main juggling hall and were open from 12 - 4pm.

The list of traders are as follows:

Food & Drink Suppliers[edit]


Budget and other costs[edit]