About us

Ben and Fred are graduates from the National Centre for Circus Arts in London, both specialising in juggling. Beside their work as a duet they both perform individually and for various companies internationally. Ben has a background in engineering (MEng/BEng) and beside his work as a freelance juggler he continues to work in the field. This interest is one of the main drives behind their award-winning duet The Juggling of Science. Fred has worked internationally for over a decade for renowned performance companies such as Gandini Juggling and Feeding the Fish, as well as performing in and creating several of her own projects. She was the first winner of the prestigious Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Entrepreneurs awarded in Circus. By bringing together Ben’s studies in engineering and Fred’s experience in juggling performances, their work attempts to challenge the traditional narratives within circus performances and explores what can be done with juggling in a performance environment.

Ben and Fred win the Josh Award 2019

With their show The Juggling of Science Ben and Fred are this year's winners of the prestigious Josh Award, the UK’s national award in STEM communication. (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics communication.)

On 17th July, they received their trophy at The BIG Event in Edinburgh, the UK’s annual conference for STEM communicators. They also performed an extract of their show to fellow STEM communicators and guests at the event.

As part of the Josh Award Ben and Fred received funding to extend and further develop their show and they will be involved in the holiday programme 2019 at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester.  They will teach workshops and will be one of the headline acts for the museum's half term October holiday activities. Furthermore they will be involved in the development of the Manchester Science Festival 2020 programme.

Josh Award

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