Posted by – September 5, 2013
The results for Summer Reading Program 2013 are in: Flow Circus performed 122 Dig into Reading shows and conducted 15 tween/teen workshops in just 11 weeks! We visited 8 states from Alabama to Connecticut. Our home state of North Carolina hosted us for the largest number of programs with Pennsylvania coming in a close second. We were invited to visit many new libraries this summer as well as return to some of our favorites from past summers. To see more photos from Paul’s Can You Dig It show, visit our Photo Gallery. Special thanks to all of the libraries that hosted us this summer. Here’s some of the feedback we have been hearing:
A most exciting, high-energy show which was engaging and entertaining and educational all at one time, and equally entertaining for adults and children. Paul added a lot of humor, enlisted volunteers from the audience, and provided 45 minutes of continuous, high-quality fun! Barbara McNutt, Upper Dublin Public Library, Fort Washington, PA
You guys put the pro in professional and the f in fun. Your pre-show contact and information is always spot on and your follow up is the best of any performer I’ve worked with hands down. Your continued exploration of new areas and new ways of reaching children with your art speaks volumes of your dedication and determination. I hope to see Flow Circus again and again and again for many years to come. Jess Willis, Florence County Library, Florence, SC
Posted by – April 1, 2011
On March 1st, we announced that we would be giving away a Flow Circus Skill Toy Kit to one lucky public or school library. The kit includes a total of 20 skill toys, instructional materials, and a program guide to help organizations start and maintain a skill toy club.
The response was amazing! Over 300 libraries from 39 states entered. In addition to public libraries, librarians from elementary, middle, and high schools also submitted entries. Thank you to everyone that helped spread the word about the giveaway to your colleagues. We decided to add 2 runner-up prizes to share the fun of skill toys with a few more libraries. The runners-up will each receive a Japanese Kendama for their library.
Now without further ado (drum roll please)……we are please to announce the following winners:
Grand Prize: Peggy Grabble, Pasquotank-Camden Library (Elizabeth City, NC)
Runner-Up: Kristine Odahowski, Gadsden County Public Library System (Quincy, FL)
Runner-Up: Cathy Gilmore, Upper Moreland Free Public Library (Willow Grove, PA)
Below is a video of the drawing for those of you that want to experience the excitement!
More information about the Skill Toy Kit can be found on the FlowCircus.com/skill toys. Thanks again for entering the contest. Check back for future giveaways.
Posted by – October 16, 2010
Paul just completed a new promo video to promote his corporate performances. You can see his updated performer listing at his agent’s site.
During our tour of libraries in York County, SC this past week, we were reminded about the invaluable role that libraries play in preserving a community’s history and identity. Driving into Clover, we passed an old decaying mill building. When I asked one of the library staff about it, she was able to tell me some of the history of the mill and it’s role in the town. She then referred me to several books in the reference section with photographs showing the mill in it’s heyday.
When we arrived at the next library, I went to the reference section while Paul was setting up for his show. I was surprised to learn that the community we were in – York, SC – had been the winter home of the Barnett Family Circus. There were pictures of the community’s Christmas Parade with Santa riding down the street on an elephant! The circus spending winters here inspired a York based family of brothers to start another circus – the Bennett Family Circus. The librarian told us that after the circus closed, many of the members decided to live and work in York because it had become their home. She was able to direct us to the buildings in which the elephants were kept and the building picutred here which housed the circus members. It was an honor for Paul to perform in a community so rich in the circus arts!
As you travel this summer, be sure to visit the local library to gain an insider’s perspective on what makes that place unique. To see pictures from the performances, visit the Flow Circus Photo Gallery.
Posted by – March 13, 2009
Flow Circus had the opportunity to conduct skill toy workshops for NC librarians this week at Summer Reading Program workshops in Salisbury and Pittsboro. We introduced a variety of props, and then let the participants develop their own skills with Japanese Kendama and Flower Sticks.
We enjoyed the playful energy in both groups and look forward to bringing juggling and skill toys to libraries across NC!
After the workshops, Paul performed as part of the Performer’s Showcase. Click here for more pictures from the workshop and performance.
Posted by – December 7, 2008
The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Committee hosted its Christmas Historic Home Tour this weekend. Our neighbors, Michael & Parker Schlink, own a 1890s home and had their home on the tour. They were trying to come up with something playful to put in their first floor bathroom that has a skirted tub and enlisted the help of Flow Circus.
Wake Forest had a wonderful turnout for the tour & I think folks enjoyed the scene we created with over 250 balloons!!
Posted by – November 30, 2008
Check out our newly expanded store. We now carry more of the best skill toys around!
Have you had a satisfactory shopping experience there? Post a comment and let others know!