Hangar Arts Trust


To inspire, and enable those who are restricted by disability to find physical and creative freedom. We do this by teaching circus practice and performance – working those who lack the use of one or more of their senses, limbs or motor functions to help them exercise, participate, perform and excel

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1130037)

Check mark Match funded

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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation




Exercise is vital therapy for the disabled and accessing similar creative opportunities as able-bodied people is a person’s right. Many physio-creative options are mundane or of a solitary nature and few offer chances to turn creative physical therapy into vocational skills. Those disabled from birth and those disabled later in life seek exciting experiences that offer learning, earning, performing and socialising opportunities but such creative, physical, and multi-outcome activities are rare.


In our 2010/11pilot we worked with those living with cerebral palsy, to create a replicable circus course that helps those with CP to improve their physical abilities and enhance work opportunities - whilst socialising and having fun! It built self esteem, confidence and independence and met a range of needs in one exciting activity. In 2011/12 we'll repeat the CP courses and adapt them to create a new pilot in partnership with members of HM forces who have been disabled in the line of duty.