You don’t have to be a juggler to go to the European Juggling convention but it helps. Really, you only need to be interested in circus stuff and enjoy hanging out with jugglers, acrobats, hula-hoopers and other performers. It’s a friendly, creative atmosphere and even if you’re just starting out everyone remembers when they struggled to learn their first trick.
The organisers say:
‘The EJC (European Juggling Convention) is the biggest juggling event in Europe. Professional jugglers, street performers and amateur jugglers from all over the world travel to this festival to juggle, exchange tricks and have fun together. The convention takes place in a different place in Europe each year. From 30th July till 7th August 2016 it is the Netherland’s turn and the EJC will be held in Almere!
‘The programme includes activities for jugglers and circus enthusiasts of all ages and all levels. There are beginners’ workshops as well as special master classes at an advanced level. The programme is filled with world-class shows and performances. There will be a special slackline area, a gym for acrobatics and aerial, a fire spot and of course a lot of space to juggle! Even for non-jugglers there is plenty to do, and by the end of the convention they may have become jugglers too!’
Find out more about the European Juggling Convention!