Launched in 2011, GymFusion, British Gymnastics National Festivals Programme, has seen more than
30,000 performers take part in show-style festivals across the UK. Five events are set to take place in
2022 across England and will include exciting and creative performances from all ages, abilities and
disciplines in a celebration of display gymnastics.
Guaranteed to wow the audience, GymFusion encompasses the ethos of Gymnastics for All and
gives participants the opportunity to display their skills and talents as a team in a fun, friendly and
Through performing together GymFusion shows the diverse nature of gymnastics in a way that no
other event can. It brings together the gymnastics community, encourages performance and values
Whether you’re keen to support your local club or team, see your friends or relatives perform or
simply to enjoy the gymnastics… Get your tickets now to ensure you don’t miss out on the fun and
variation GymFusion has to offer in 2022! Come and enjoy the party, gymnastics style!
This year GymFusion celebrates our participants ‘inspirations’ (our thought-provoking theme).
Expect to be amazed at the creativity in each performance which encompasses the true exciting
nature of gymnastics.
Something that is “Haram” is forbidden by Islam. The Chosen Haram explores themes of faith, sexuality, addiction and human connection. Blending exquisite Chinese pole skills with visual and physical theatre and a pumping soundtrack, it tells the story of two queer men, their chance meeting through a dating app and the social, cultural and personal barriers they desire to overcome (in seeking happiness and fulfilment). The show is based on a combination of the lead artist’s personal experience as well as interviews with members of the LGBTQ+ community who identify as (ex) Muslim. It aims to highlight the personal struggles faced by people whose upbringing contradicts their personal truths and how this can lead to self-destructive behaviours. It aims to foster understanding of the issues faced by LGBTQ+ (ex) Muslims as well as celebrate their resilience. Lead artist Sadiq Ali is originally from Edinburgh and trained at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London; this is his first full-length piece.
Oddly Moving present Atlas
Produced by Turtle Key Arts
Atlas was punished by the Gods to hold the weight of the cosmos for a long time -
perhaps an eternity. He’s not sure if he is a man or a mountain or a giant. His back
hurts. He wonders what would happen if he just let go.
Oddly Moving’s new show explores the Greek myth of Atlas interwoven with
personal stories about the metaphorical weight we each bear or let go of. Addressing
themes of choice, responsibility and the individual worlds that define us.
Directed by Charlotte Mooney of Ockham’s Razor and with Oddly Moving’s unique
blend of physical theatre, autobiographical storytelling and circus skills (with a
rudimentary understanding of physics) Atlas looks at how we each bear the weight of
our personal burdens, our what-ifs, joys, regrets and choices and asks what happens
if we let go?
“You have to see Grania in action: she is a highly skilled circus performer, storyteller
and connector, lighting up the entire stage.” LucyLovesCircus
Age Guidance: 12+
All the way from Northern Ireland Father and son Martin and Logy take the traditional circus double act and give it a unique and modern twist.
This family friendly show contains circus stunts that will make you gasp, juggling tricks that will surprise you, and magic tricks that will make you go WOW! There will be shouting, cheering, and lots, and lots of laughing. Top class circus entertainment, and the two best beards in the business. This show is suitable for children and adults of all ages.
‘If you’re looking for a show for the whole family, that mum and dad will also enjoy, go see this one. Martin and Logy are a hoot, and they can even juggle.’ Glam Adelaide
‘Martin and Logy are masters at keeping kids gasping and laughing with their well-rehearsed juggling, catching, throwing and various other things you shouldn’t try at home’ Metro
60 minutes – no interval
Two dangerous Irishmen doing dangerous things for a laugh. An adult cabaret starring Ireland's fun-est circus performers: Martin Mor, and Logy Logan. If Motorhead had sex with Cirque Du Soleil, this is what you'd get. Strictly adults only!
WARNING : This show contains two big bearded Irishmen performing act or real danger and stupidity.
'This show is truly a tour de force of strange circus and comedy skills' (StageWhispers.com.au).
'Dangerous and hilarious... just how we love our circus' (Clothesline Magazine, Australia).
90 minutes – no interval
Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Nudity, Strong language/swearing.