A former derelict piece of land behind Bristol Temple Meads train station is being transformed into ‘Creative Common’ – a unique collaboration between The Invisible Circus and Bristol City Council with support from Arts Council England. Creative Common 2013 is anticipated to attract up to 100,000 visitors over nine months, creating 58 full time jobs in the arts and featuring 250 individual artists and performers. The 2013 season, directed by Esther O’Callaghan OBE (formerly Manchester International Festival) launches on 7 June with NoFit State Circus’ spellbinding show ‘Bianco’ in their iconic silver spaceship big top.
For many of the talented NoFit State performers, who trained at Bristol’s centre for physical theatre and circus, Circomedia, it will be a homecoming to remember, as the city welcomes the company back after a twenty-two year hiatus.From 7 June 2013, in inimitable Bristol style, Creative Common will offer a nine month artist-led, cultural programme merging site specific, immersive circus and physical theatre, compelling independent cinema, interactive public art and exhibitions, thought provoking debates and interviews and award winning local food, drink and live music from Bristol and beyond. The programme will feature something for everyone, from culture vultures to families, Bristolians themselves and visitors to the city alike.

A selection of the artists appearing at Creative Common this year will be exclusively unveiled at the Press and Gala night on 12 June.

Tickets for ‘Bianco’ start at £14 and can be purchased via www.creativecommon.co.uk or by calling 0333 222 9000.  The show runs from 7 – 23 June 2013.

“We are really excited to launch Creative Common 2013 with ‘Bianco’ the latest show from our friends `NoFit State Circus’. Bringing them back to Bristol after 22 years is a great way to start the season”.
Doug Francis, Creative Director, The Invisible Circus

“Creativity is the lifeblood and beating heart of Bristol.  Whether you live, work or visit Bristol this year, Creative Common will have something for everyone”.
Esther O’Callaghan OBE, Director, Creative Common