Our Team

Doug Bleazey

Doug has been juggling for over 20 years since his Granny bought him some juggling balls for his 12th Birthday. Later, he trained at The Circus Space (now the National Centre for Circus Arts) receiving a BTEC National in Circus Arts. Since then he has worked all over the country, and abroad, at venues including Wembley Stadium, Warwick Castle and a tour of Medieval Festivals in France. He is skilled at a broad range of circus arts but his favourite is juggling balls because of the complex patterns they make in the air. 

 

Doug has an enhanced DBS check for working with children.

 

 

Amber Timbrell

Amber grew up in a creative household. Her parents are children's entertainers teaching history through games and stories. She started teaching circus workshops in 2007 and especially enjoys finding out about the rich cultural history of circus and the skills that she teaches. She enjoys spinning poi and is currently working to improve her repetoire of diabolo tricks.

 

Amber has and enhanced DBS check for working with children.


 

Tessa

Tess was born in 2005 and has been surrounded by the circus all her life. She loves to get involved in all the skills and is an excellent juggler and stilt walker.

 

Tess loves club passing and is working with Doug on a brand new routine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have public liability insurance?

 

Yes, Flotsam the Fool's Circus Workshops are fully insured up to a limit of £2,000,000.

 

Can you provide a risk assessment?

 

Yes, if you require a risk assessment please let us know when you make your booking.

 

Can you provide historical circus equipment?

 

No, all our equipment is modern and purpose made for circus workshops. This helps to keep all our participants safe.

 

Can you provide cover in case of bad weather?

 

No, our pavillion makes an attractive backdrop but it is not large enough to work in safely. All our workshops are suitable for indoor venues with a good ceiling height.

 

Do you have a DBS check?

 

Yes, both Doug and Amber hold Enhanced DBS checks for working with children.