New centre to bring parkour and circus skills to Scotland

New centre to bring parkour and circus skills to Scotland

Scotland could soon be welcoming its first ever training centre to teach parkour and circus skills thanks to a new crowdfunding project.

With a target of £10,000, the project hit £1,500 on its first day.

Since it was launched on 1 August the project has now raised £3,780.

Access Parkour – the Edinburgh based group which offers classes and teaching in parkour or ‘freerunning’ - will be teaming up with Circus Alba and Freedom of Flight to run the venture, which will be named The Room to Move Centre for Parkour and Circus Arts at West Bowling Green Street in Leith

The decision to open the Room to Move Centre for Parkour and Circus Arts arose after the sudden closure of the Full Cirqle centre for Circus Arts in Portobello, where the company’s were originally based.

Access Parkour director and head coach John Hall said: “We have many plans and, with a little help from the people investing in our crowdfunder, we are going to bring our ideas to life.

“We are not asking for charity, instead we think this as an investment in what could be one of the most amazing new locations for movement disciplines in the UK, if not the world.

“The new space is big and beautiful and entirely empty at present. We will be running a crowdfunder throughout August and hope to open by mid-September.”

 

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