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Spaghetti Circus Performers

By David Gordon

Spaghetti Circus performers learn valuable skills thanks to NRCF

Fifteen young performers from Mullumbimby’s Spaghetti Circus had the opportunity to learn from some of the best performers in Australia and around the world at the National Circus Festival in Tasmania earlier this year.

A grant from the Northern Rivers Community Foundation helped fund the attendance of performers and trainers, with participants learning new skills, developing existing skills and gaining large-scale performance experience.

The Spaghetti Circus participants witnessed more than 50 performances and shared their ‘Vaudeville Review’ and two stilt walking acts to around 2000 festival community members during the event.

The valuable skills learnt at the festival have since been shared with other members of the Spaghetti Circus troupe.

The Northern Rivers Community Foundation is an independent philanthropic organisation that raises funds from the community and invests them in perpetuity, so the actual funds raised are never spent. The proceeds from investments are returned to the community in the form of a competitive annual granting process that is now open for applications.

The focus of the NRCF 2011 grant round will again be on youth and projects that filter through to youth. If you are doing great stuff in the community anywhere in the Northern Rivers and you have DGR status, please apply.

Applications close at 4.30pm on the 24th of October. For information visit www.nrcf.org.au or phone 6621 9996.

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