Roll Up, Roll Up – The greatest show on earth comes to WG

May 31, 2018 | Village Events

The staff and children of Wisborough Green School are counting down to the exciting day when the circus will roll into town especially for them courtesy of Cirque Normandie’s Circus for Schools Programme! Watch out for the Big Top going up on the Green to mark the start of an extraordinary week.  On Wednesday 13th June, the Big Top will be officially ‘blessed’ by our very own, Rev Clive Jenkins.  Circus Skills Workshops will be taking place on the Thursday for all of the children at the school, and many from surrounding villages. On Friday we see the first performance from Cirque Normandie, before all the fun of the festival on Saturday, with three further performances on the Saturday and Sunday.  Our full schedule is as follows:

Friday 15th June 7.30pm Cirque Normandie Performance

Saturday 16th June

12.00 noon Opening Procession from the School 12.15pm Official Opening of the Festival
12.30 pm Maypole Dancing by the children of WGPS
1.00 pm Cirque Normandie Performance in the Big Top School Dance Display on the Green
2.45 pm Young Designer Circus Poster Competition
3.00 pm  Circus Skills Obstacle Race – public event
3.30 pm Cirque Normandie Performance in the Big Top
4.00 pm Grand Prize Draw
5.00 pm Life Music from the Jukebox 6
7.00 pm Festival Closes

Sunday 17th June

10.30 am Family Communion Service in the Big Top
2.00pm Cirque Normandie Performance in the Big Top

BBQ and Hog Roast will be available at the Festival  as well as plenty of fun for all of the family. Pick up a copy of our programme to find out more details.


We are enormously grateful to the generous donors of prizes to our Grand Prize Draw this year, and have a super special set of prizes to offer – so don’t forget to buy your tickets! Top prize, courtesy of Cubitt and West, is a Kindle for Kids package, followed by a Sparkling Afternoon Tea at the South Lodge Hotel generously provided by Dandelion Farewells. We also have a lunch for two at the Half Moon in Kirdford, and a £100 voucher for brand new restaurant, the New Street Bar & Grill in Petworth. There are many more prizes to be won as well – check out our Facebook page for further details.


We would like to say a very big thank you to our presenting sponsors this year, Churchill Country & Equestrian Estate Agents, as well as Cubitt and West for sponsoring our prize draw, Mansell McTaggart for sponsoring our signage, and Cato Electrical for sponsoring the Pimms & Prosecco stall. We would also like to thank Henry Adams for providing a Circus Crafts stall.  Thanks again to our Corporate Supporters, RH & RW Clutton and DJ Parker, Chimney Sweep for their ongoing support. And thank you too to all of our programme advertisers and grand prize draw prize providers.

We would also like to say an enormous thank you to Cirque Normandie for this extraordinary opportunity. For ticket information, please go to or keep an eye on Facebook.