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Inclusive circus offers big top-style fun for Stalybridge children with disabilities

An 'inclusive' circus for children with disabilities and learning difficulties is rolling into Stalybridge for one day only.

Circus Starr will be putting on a show with all the fun of the big top at George Lawton Hall on Sunday, with shows at 1.30pm and 4pm.

This year, both performances will welcome a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter for deaf audience members.

Unlike a commercial circus, the not-for-profit organisation adapts its event to suit its unique audience by lowering the volume, toning down the lights, and offering free tickets.

This year also marks the first time that sensory packs will be available.

Ring mistress Mariska Gandey is proud to present a brand-new show which features an array of circus talents. Bringing the laughter to the stage is Lukinha, a clown.

And he won’t be the only one helping children make magical memories, as Nula Hula performs a sensory hoop act, and Sonny Caveagna amazes with his juggling skills.

Fundraising director Michelle Crossley said: “We love sharing our magical art form with those who usually miss out, so we are really excited to be back on the road with another accessible show! Thank you so much to all the businesses that have helped us make a difference in their community.

"The community interest company relies on donations to be able to hold their inclusive events, and contact local businesses in each area they visit to see if they would like to cover the cost of a child’s ticket. It is thanks to the generous support from companies in the town that the event can go ahead."

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