Workshop participants are walking in a line together, moving their arms and smiling.

National Lottery Awards for All support Masterclasses for young artists

Diverse City recently hosted a Masterclass in partnership with The Point Eastleigh, thanks to funding from National Lottery Awards for All. Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists and local disabled and non-disabled…
Extraordinary Bodies artists and participants sit in a circle at Plymouth's Creative Explorations workshop

Coaching with Relational Dynamics 1st

In 2017, 14 participants took the Relational Dynamics 1st (RD1st) Introductory Coaching Course, as part of a collaboration between Diverse City and Clore Leadership Programme. 2 participants were selected to…
Extraordinary Bodies artist David Ellington in an aerial hoop, laying back with feet high in the hoop and hands falling towards the ground.

Extraordinary Bodies – What Am I Worth?

This short film has been made by the visionary filmmakers Proudfoot. What Am I Worth? A new outdoor show touring summer 2018 Seven extraordinary artists run, fly, catch, play and…
EBYA and young people from Bristol Old Vic's Theatre School, perform to an audience in Colston Hall's lobby.

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists – 2018 Auditions

Are you aged 16 – 30 and live in Dorset? Do you love performance, theatre, dance, music and aerial circus? Do you care about social change and everyone having…
Performance of Becoming - EBYA members are gathered centre stage crouched and kneeling down in a circle. Everyone wears red/grey/black clothing.


Every time someone plays the National Lottery, they’re contributing to good causes across the UK. Every week, £30 million goes towards arts and culture, local communities, heritage and sport across the UK…
Claire Hodgson talking to a group of people, with her arms raise and hands open.

WOW – Mid Life!

Artistic Director Claire Hodgson recently attended the WOW – Women of the World event in Exeter. Claire was invited to speak on two panels during the day and also held a…
Young people in a circle in a studio, participating in a workshop.

Vote for EBYA in the Aviva Community Fund

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (EBYA) have had a whirlwind summer, with a successful Crowdfunder campaign raising over £5,000. Thanks to all our incredible supporters, YOU made it happen! EBYA…
Participants of the Extraordinary Bodies Creative Explorations workshops learn circus skills in aerial hoop.

Extraordinary Bodies – Free Seminar in Bristol

Extraordinary Bodies in partnership with Bristol Circus City present a free seminar on Inclusive Circus Practice on Thursday 26th October. The day includes an opportunity to: Hear about current best…
A group of young people cheering to camera, with the text 'thank you!' added to the photo

A sizzling summer for Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists!

There was simply no stopping Diverse City’s youth company Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (EBYA) this summer: Raising a scorching £5,000 through their successful Crowdfunder, EBYA ran a blistering residency…
EBYA members sat down and standing, pointing to camera and smiling.

Will YOU support the EBYA Crowdfunder?

Help Diverse City’s extraordinary company of disabled & non-disabled young performers tour their show Becoming. Diverse City believes the performing arts should be for everybody. Everybody should have equal opportunities to…
Extraordinary Bodies' artist David Ellington leads a conga line, followed by Claire Hodgson and participants.

Diverse City awarded Arts Council NPO

Diverse City are delighted to announce we have been awarded NPO funding from Arts Council England. The investment will support a 4 year programme, which aims to remove participation barriers…
Young people moving around a studio space, arms in the air and smiling

Residency with EBYA at Lighthouse Poole

Join EBYA at Lighthouse Poole for a unique residency for young people. A unique youth residency is happening this August led by professional artists from Diverse City in partnership with Lighthouse. We…

Extraordinary Bodies… Our 2017 journey so far

Extraordinary Bodies travels the UK and Ireland in 2017 to explore the question, ‘What am I worth?’ Extraordinary Bodies is the UK’s leading professional integrated circus company and a…
Extraordinary Bodies Artists and Creative Team in residency at National Theatre Studios, moving and laughing in the room, watching Ted Barnes dance in the middle of the room.

Extraordinary Bodies – What Am I Worth

Extraordinary Bodies have launched their teaser trailer for new show, What Am I Worth?  which will premier this year. What Am I Worth? presents seven extraordinary artists, who run, fly, catch,…