The Metamodern Circus

The Metamodern Circus symposium is a one-day event in Cardiff on May 26th 2023, where we have partnered with the Metamodern Festival to explore the intersections of circus and metamodernism through talks, workshop and performance to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Circus Diaries! (You can take a trip back through time and see our first ever post by clicking HERE).

Free tickets to attend are available via EventBrite, thanks to funding by the AHRC South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership and Cardiff University Doctoral Academy. The programme looks like this…

Programme (times in BST)

09:00-09:30 Reception with tea and coffee 

09:30-09:45 Introduction by Katharine Kavanagh, founder of The Circus Diaries 

09:45-10:30 Keynote by Dr. Tom Drayton 

10:30-11:15 Keynote by Luke Hallgarten, Artistic Director of Revel Puck Circus 

11:15-11:30 Break 

11:30-13:00 Performance and workshop by Valentina Solari 

13:00-14:00 Lunch 

14:00-14:30 Performance by Symoné 

14:30-15:00 Film by Hobbit and talk by Pete Yelding 

15:00-16:00 Discussion panel 

16:00-16:15 Closing statement by Thom Hamer 

16:15-16:30 Break 

16:30-18:00 Collaborative documentation workshop 

(We are going to attempt to stream the Keynote Talks and Discussion panel, so if you would like to be kept in the loop with a link for this please email