CIRCUS CAMP 23rd – 26th August 2019

Fancy running away with the Circus this year?

Amazing acrobatics taught by acrobats from Kenya, stunning silks, hoop and trapeze classes at all levels taught by professionals including an aerial opera singer!  High wire and walking globe, comedy, clown, dance, yoga and more..

Swamp Circus is offering a holiday with a difference, set in idyllic Cornish countryside near Falmouth. Have a go at high wire, swinging trapeze and aerial silks. Learn the arts of trick-cycling, acrobatics and juggling. Enjoy morning yoga sessions and an evening sauna by the river. Great for beginners as well as those who want to hone their skills. Be entertained in our big top, gorge yourself on local organic delicacies, then relax and unwind in our saunas and solar showers.



Duration Age Price
Whole camp * Group booking of 10 or more people 10% discount
Whole camp * Adult or Child £100
1 day pass/classes Adult or Child £25
2 day pass Adult or Child £50
3 day pass Adult of Child £75.00
Camping only Adult or Child (no charge for 0-4 years) £10 per night

*What does the ‘Whole camp’ price include? All classes, camping, use of facilities on site including shower and sauna

For the full Circus Camp 2019 Programme please go to our FB event or email us at

Arrival and Departure

  • Venue address is Chyan Community Field, Halvasso, Nr Falmouth, Cornwall TR10 9BT.
  • Please see a Circus Camp steward on arrival for pitching your tent/parking vehicles and use of facilities.
  • Arrival for Circus Camp is from 12 noon on Thursday 31st May 2018 onwards.
  • Classes take place on the evening of Thursday and all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with over 20 workshops each day.
  • Departure is either the evening of Sunday 25/08/19 or after yoga and breakfast on Monday 26/08/19 (enter number of breakfasts required on booking form).
  • There will be a camp meeting at the start and end; feedback is valuable to us at all times.
  • There is camping space for approximately 100 tents on site and hard standing approximately 20 live in vehicles.

Café / Self Catering

  • Food is not included in the price for the camp.
  • There is a vegetarian/vegan café on site (catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Food can be purchased from the café or you can self cater (sorry, small personal ground fires are not allowed on site).
  • We have a small shop on site; the shop sells healthy snacks and Chyan’s home pressed fruit juice.
  • Falmouth town is about 5 miles away if you need to stock up on supplies.

General Information

  • There is a safe box for any valuables that you do not wish to leave in tents.
  • Besides the programme training with professional tutors there is a daily notice board for offers of other workshops, skill-shares and performances.
  • The site is not brilliant for wheel chairs, but we have had wheel chair participants previously and will certainly help ensure good support for anyone with mobility needs.
  • Wood fired/solar showers and sauna on site
  • Marvellously clean composting toilets (kept fragrant and delightful by our dedicated team of toilet fairies!)
  • Pure spring water (tested for drinking)
  • There are recycling facilities on site, but we ask that you take land fill rubbish off site with you when you leave.
  • There is no crèche on site; the camp is inclusive of all ages, those under 12 years of age need a responsible adult with them at all times. Between 12 and 16 years of age will need a responsible adult on site.
  • The full timetable for the sessions for the camp will be sent out to you via email two weeks before the start of the camp.
  • You are entitled to cancel your place with a full refund up to 30 days before the start of the festival.

Time scale for each day:

Session 1 07:30 – 08:30
Breakfast 08:30 – 09:45
Session 2 10:00 – 11:00
Break 11:00 – 11:30
Session 3 11:30 – 12:30
Lunch 13:00 – 14:00
Session 4 14:00 – 15:00
Break 15:00 – 15:30
Session 5 15:30 – 16:30
Break 16:30 – 17:00
Session 6 17:00 – 18:00
Evening meal 18:00 – 20:00
Session 7 20:00 – 22:00

To Book a Place/Contact Details

To confirm your place on the camp complete the booking form on page 1 and email or post to Swamp Circus, 10 Lower Market Street, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 8BG. Please contact 01326 377008 if you need more information.



Summer season is here- the apples are ripening on the trees, there are dragonflies hunting by the stream and the lazy sound of bees drones in the meadows.

This is a great time to come and enjoy the pleasures and treasures of Chyan. Come down and camp for a few nights and immerse yourself in the outdoors – see our camping page for details,

Our Apple Barn and Skybarn are available to rent if you are thinking of holding any events – the beauty of these spaces is that the outside areas can be enjoyed as well – much nicer than being in the busyness of town in this warm weather.

We have Apple Juice for sale – £25.00 for a crate of 20 bottles – please email us if you would like to purchase a crate





8 & 9th April – Spanish Circus Company D-CLICK CIRCUS present Chinese Pole & Acrobatic Dance Workshop

April 8th  10am – 5pm  £10 a day/ £7 for a half day for trainees

April 9th  10am – 5pm  £10/ £7 for a half day a day for trainees

Bring packed lunch / drinks provided


in the Big Top @ Chyan Cultural Centre


10th April – D Click Circus – ISLA

D Click Circus present their amazing show ISLA – not to be missed:

ISLA is based on the dreams and hallucinations of three shipwrecked characters who find themselves alone and who will need each other to remake their story.

These characters will create unbelievable situations and they will choose the most bizarre strategies to overcome the limits of their island.

Based on a work of movement and body, the most typical tools of the circus, such as acrobatics and the Chinese pole form part of the show as a scenic language.

This project reminds us of the subtle barrier that exists between physical theatre and dance; circus and risk, and magic and dreams.

Isla has been performed at festivals all over Spain and elsewhere in the world and it has received awards such as the 1st Award of the Noctivagos Theatre Certamen 2017, and the Award to bestAragonese circus performance of the Festival de Circo Ciudad de Zaragoza in 2017.

Audience: Everyone

Tickets :
Adults : £10.00
Under 16’s : £8.00
Unwaged : £8.00
Family : £29.00

8pm in the Big Top @ Chyan
Tickets from Cornish Riviera Box Office or on the door

18th April – Swamp Circus presents HURLEY BURLEY

Brilliant circus show from Swamp Circus
7pm in the Big Top @Chyan
Tickets on the door
Chyan cafe

18th-22nd April – Swamp Easter Circus School

Come and learn some circus skills at the ever popular Swamp Circus School
5 volunteer places for volunteers – train for free
classes in acro/aerial/coordination all day 10 -5pm
18 April
Arrivals from 12 noon
2-4pm Introduction workshops
7pm Show in Big top
19 April 
8-9am Yoga Warm Up
9am Breakfast
10am-1pm Morning School
2pm-5pm Afternoon School
20 April
8-9am Yoga Warm Up
9am Breakfast
10am-1pm Morning School
2pm-5pm Afternoon School
21 April
8-9am Yoga Warm Up
9am Breakfast
10am-1pm Morning School
2pm-6pm Fair in Afternoon – Use your skills, perform your act or walkabout
22 April
8-9am Yoga Warm Up
9am Breakfast
Last chance to train
Circus Camp: £60  plus camping is £10 a night per person
(Family tent £25 per night)
Circus School day passes £25 or £20 on benefit / student / OAP
Half day set at £15
Snacks and drinks available
for bookings please contact –
or call 01326 377008 and leave a message

Apple Barn in action

21st April  – Chyan Well Being Fayre

This event includes workshops (yoga, tai chi, meditation, dance), healers (thai massage, shiatsu, sound healing, reiki) stalls, bands, music, poetry and crafts

As always, we will have our amazing kid’s area with crafts, story-telling, games and art.



Our vegan cafe will be providing delicious, healthy meals with our usual home cooked food stalls to complement.

£5 per adult, £2 per child, under 4s are free – pay on the gate.




22nd April – Chyan Plen Launch

Chyan’s new training dome launch party & exhibition

Chyan Spring Program 2019

The days are getting longer already. Daffodils, snowdrops, primroses are all showing their colours and the blackthorn is about to bloom.

In celebration of this dawning springtime, we have an exciting program of events at Chyan in our spring program: a number of new regular events and some fantastic one offs, as well as volunteer days. Come and see what takes your fancy. Please remember to book for these events with the course leaders: all contact details supplied.


The Wisdom of Trees – tree planting volunteer day

On Sunday 17th March we are holding a day for the trees at Chyan.

This is a day to celebrate the importance of trees, acknowledge the challenges we face on this earth at this present moment, to think about how we can protect trees and to introduce our children to the essential need for connection with our trees and the forest.

The event will include:
– volunteer tree planting – putting down new roots
– A Talk on Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature – how we can unite to protect nature
– Treesisters Talk – women coming together to stand for the trees
– Film showing: “Call of the Forest – the forgotten wisdom of trees”
– Games, stories and activities for children.

All are welcome to attend this event – adults and children alike. Meeting at 10.30 on the Community Field for tree planting.

Donations welcomed – to go to supporting the rights of trees on Planet Earth.

Time: Sunday 17th March 2019 14.30-18.30
Place: Chyan Community Field
Cost: Donations
Contact: Hannah 07747514283




handstand 2Hand Balancing Circus Skills Workshop
Develop your handstand skills – learn to hold handstands and balance on chairs, equipment, people…
Time: Every Sunday 2-4
Place: Skybarn
Cost: £6 per person
Contact: Swamp 01326 377008


Bring a Dish – Vegan Feast
Come down to the Apple Barn at Chyan for our monthly VEGAN FEAST…last Sunday of every month…. bring a vegan dish and share a vegan feast with some like-minded people. Come and chat, bring an instrument or a story or a poem….
vegan feast
Please park in the Community Field Carpark or Camping Field Carpark and walk down – bring a torch!
£4 donation if you are unable to bring food.

Time: Last Sunday each month
Place: Apple Barn – 6-8pm
Cost: £4 donation or bring a dish
Contact: Swamp 01326 377008



Kundalini Shakti Dance Temple
Sacred Yoni Cornwall presents: Women’s kundalini dance circle.


Come and shake it all out and meet your divine feminine in this sacred women’s dance space – move without shame, self-consciousness or ego.

This session will involve some circle work, guided movement, lots of free movement, some amazing music as well as some relaxation and sitting meditation for integration purposes. We will be using some of Osho’s Kundalini techniques and encouraging our chakras to open and our energy to flow.
Time: Saturday 9th March 6-8.30pm (every month, see fb for dates)
Place: Apple Barn
Cost: £10pp – booking essential


Chyan Cinema
Showing banned films, environmental films, social justice etc

Time: see our fb page for details
Apple Barn
Cost: £3.00 donation





Macrame Workshop
Come and learn the ancient Arabic art of Macramé – the art of decorative knot tying.
Macramé is a great storage solution – it is fantastic for utilising vertical space in your home.
We will be making some beautiful macrame objects to take home – participants can choose their own level:

Easy: make a saucer, a plant holder or jam jar and tea light holders.
More complex: make a large plant holder.

Materials provided: If you have a particular plant pot that you want to accomodate, bring it with you. You can also bring any beads along that you would like to embellish your creation with.macrame 1

Samantha Tancock loves any craft that involves wool or string! Knitting, crochet, weaving, felting and Macramé. Mum to four boys and a couple of sheep, she is also a forest school leader – if she can’t get outside, you’ll find her baking or crafting.

Time: Saturday 2nd March
Place: Skybarn 11am-1pm
Cost: £10pp – booking essential
Contact: Sam 07543408079



Edible & Medicinal Foraging
Come and learn about all things wild and local that you can pick and eat from our hedgerows and fields.
Join local foraging experts Caroline & John and learn how to sustainably harvest wild food and medicine from the plants around us.

Foraging is a wonderful skill to learn, and not just for the free food! As we learn how to use the various plants that surround us, we form a relationship with those plants thereby deepening our connection with our local landscape.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for more experienced foragers to deepen their knowledge: the workshop will be tailored to the experience of the people who attend.

Chyan Community Field & Cultural Centre is a wonderful setting for this work: a biodiverse area which is representative of much of the local rural environments you will find in Cornwall.

Time: Saturday 16 & 23 March 10.30am-12.30pm
Place: Meet on Community Field
Contact: Caroline 07751635670


Slipper Felting Workshop
Treat yourself to a relaxing Saturday in a lovely and warm environment at The Sky Barn at Chyan and make your very own cozy pair of felted slippers to keep your feet warm in these cold days.

This workshop will give you a short introduction into preparing raw wool for felting (i.e. washing, teasing, carding and dying with natural dyes) and lead you in detail through the different stages of felting your very own unique pair of slippers.


Felt making is a very relaxing activity, perfect for this cold and wet time of the year. Working in pairs, your slippers will be fitted to you, feeling the soft sheep’s wool and warm soapy water on your feet (hope you are not too ticklish!!!).

So join us to a lovely craft workshop, with nice people and home cooked lunch in a warm and cozy barn.

Please bring an old large and small bath towel.
Workshop start at 10:30 and finishes at 4ish

Refreshments and home cooked lunch will be provided

Fee: £45

Booking essential – only 8 spaces available.

Pre-payment via paypal. Please get in touch with Sharon to book a space and for any enquiries:

Time: Saturday 23rd March
Place: Skybarn 10.30-4pm
Cost: £45pp – booking essential
Contact: Sharon – 07780 468945


Copper Bowl Workshop

Come and learn the satisfying art of working with copper.
In this workshop you will make your own copper leaves and a small copper bowl to take home.
This class will teach you how to feel confident to use the basic fold-forming and basic sinking and rising techniques using recycled copper.
No experience necessary. Age 10+ – children must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking essential – there are just 6 spaces available so early booking advised.

To reserve your place you will need to make a non-returnable full payment as a lot of preparation goes into this workshop. Refunds will only be given if the class is canceled by the organisers.

Time: Saturday 30th March.
Place: Apple Barn
Cost: £40 booking essential
Contact: Phoenix 07477579700



Willow Bird Feeders
Come and learn the compelling art of willow weaving in this simple workshop.
Learn Basketry basics and make a rustic bird feeder. IMG_0601
Time: Saturday 6th April
Place: Community Field 1-3.30pm
Cost: £10pp booking essential – limited places available
Contact: Kate 07949451004




Imbolc is upon us, the first stirrings of spring in the earth. This time of year, whilst we are still in winter, we see the trees begin to bud, shoots emerging from the earth. In our lives, it is a time when ideas begin to manifest into action and we direct our energy into the outside world again after winter’s rest period.

We have a willow pruning  day in February where participants may take home willow for their gardens, and a tree-planting volunteer day coming up in March.

We are just about to launch our spring program so keep an eye on these pages to see what is going on at Chyan over the next month or two.

yoga trafik

Join us for a Yoga Stops Traffick event at Chyan Cultural Centre Apple Barn


108 Sun Salutations to raise funds for Odanadi Seva Trust


Yoga Stops Traffick unites yoga practitioners across the globe in support of Odanadi Seva Trust. The profits raised from these events help prevent human trafficking in India and support Odanadi in rescuing and rehabilitating individuals affected by modern slavery and sexual violence.


Sun Salutations: 11-1pm (bring your own mat / blanket if you can)

1-230pm: Bring lunch to share.

Cost: £20 (£15 of which will go directly to Odanadi Seva Trust)



Saturday 9th Feb 2019 – Volunteer Day

Early spring is just around the corner and it’s tree planting time! Chyan Community Field has over 200 saplings that need planting before spring begins.

On Saturday 9th February 2019, we will be holding a volunteer day on the Community Field to get these trees in the ground.

Come along and help us plant these trees, meet like-minded folk and give the earth some lovin’……

  • Saturday 9th February 2019
  • 10.30am-3pm
  • hot soup lunch provided


CHYAN APPLE DAY – Sunday 14th October

Apple Day is nearly upon us!!! – come and join us for some family fun this Sunday 14th October

Program of Events



1pm – Pearl Love
1.30 – PoetryIMG_6727
1.45 – Circus cabaret
2pm – Liams Music
2.30 – Whipple Tree Band Ceilidh
3.10pm – Apple Tree Blessing
3.30 –  Ceilidh
4pm – Circus Have-a-Go session
4.30 – Treesisters Talk

Walkabout Acts
Vegan Cafe



Ruffled Feathers – Clothing & Jewellery
FeralRose Vintage
Jazzy’s Vegan Cake Stand
Jacqueline’s Tarot Caravan
Coconut Shy
Ziggy’s Bouncy Castle
Rodeo Bull
Massage Tent
Vegan Society
Fal Greenpeace




1pm – Nature Games & Stories
2pm – Story telling with Alice
3pm – Despacho Gratitude Ritual
4pm – Straw Bale Flour War

Apple Bobbing
Apple Squishing
Apple Art
Face Painting
Apple-Mud Kitchen




Tai Chi – Apple Barn – 12pm – 1pm
Foraging Walk – 3pm
Talk on Beekeeping – Apple Barn – 4pm

Spoon Carving
Wet Felting & Felted Dreds
Clay Animals
Kid’s Yoga


Chyan Apple Day 14th October 2018

Autumn is upon us already: the blackberries are huge and juicy and the apples are already beginning to fall.

Chyan Apple Day is on 14th October 2018. 

Come and join us for a fun filled celebration of the harvest with apple pressing, vegan food cafe, bar, music, workshops, crafts, cakes and of course an appley kids area with kids crafts, storytelling and games.

Entry is £5 for adults and £3 for kids. Under 4 year olds are free.

The family fun takes place from 12pm-6pm – bring any apples from your trees and turn them into juice.