• May 2016 - diverse City is delighted to announce that Weighting will be coming to Bristol 17 & 18 September 2016 for four free performances in Castle Park. Watch short promo video here

• January 2016 - Diverse City is absolutely thrilled to announce that Claire Hodgson, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list 2016 for services to inclusion. Press pack here.


• October 2015 - Diverse City's Diverse Futures project wins European Diversity Awards 'Community Project of the Year' Award. Details here.


• Weighting comes to Fleetwood: Fleetwood Festival of Transport  & SpareParts Arts Festival (Programmed by LeftCoast):
Saturday 18th July – Preview performance of Weighting for the people of Fleetwood
Sunday 19th July – Headline act for the SpareParts Arts Festival. Read More.

Weighting performed at Dulwich Park Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th May. A free large-scale outdoor spectacle combining circus, dance and theatre brought to you by Extraordinary Bodies. Full details here.


• UK’s first integrated circus company, Extraordinary Bodies, wins top prize of £100,000 - Clore Leadership Programme Press Release here. Here's a short film made by Clore about Extraordinary Bodies:


Extraordinary Bodies from Proudfoot

Diverse City: How the Olympic legacy and Arts Council investment helped pave the way for UK’s only professional integrated circus company.

• CEO Claire Hodgson writes for Arts Professional, see here

Theatre Blog - The Guardian, 17 Oct14Learning disabled theatre: where is the UK's answer to Back to Back? 




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