How to Do It All at The 42nd European Juggling Convention--Quick Talk with Jane Randall - CircusTalk

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How to Do It All at The 42nd European Juggling Convention–Quick Talk with Jane Randall

The European Juggling Convention (EJC) is one of the most revered annual juggling events in the world. Now in its 42nd year, it has rotated its way across Europe each year attracting thousands of hobbyists, professional jugglers and circus artists to its unique blend of workshops, shows, events and competitions for a nine day camping experience. It doesn’t lure just jugglers, but rather a whole microcosm of circus (hula hoopers, flow artists, aerialists and unicyclists among them.)This inclusive environment welcomes people of all ages and skill levels. This year it will land in Newark Showgrounds in England where it is expected to draw its most diverse crowd yet. 
But what events are not to be missed? How can you assure yourself a good experience there? How can an army of juggling volunteers coordinate these opportunities for the thousands of jugglers and circus folk who stream in for the nine day event that runs from August 3rd until the 11th?  Jugglers at EJC 2017 balancing clubs I asked Deirdre Toher, a veteran of EJC, what her advice would be for newbies (I’ll be one of those this year.) Toher, writer of a thorough EJC ‘...
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Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell has written about circus for CircusTalk.News, Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and was a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of CircusTalk.News, American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.