Southern Lights Festival

Southern Lights Festival is an unique and wonderful festival of circus arts and music held on the grounds of a stately home, Smedmore House, by the beautiful coastline of Kimmeridge in Dorset. It  brings together lots of amazing people from the circus community to share their skills  in poi, fire, devil stick, diablo, hoop, staff, globe and juggling.

There is a heavy workshop bias, plus street shows, walkabouts, The Tree House Theatre’ providing entertainment suitable for smaller children, welly wanging, crazy games and a mad hatters tea party or two, there are good times to be had by all. The night time entertainment is brought to life by spectacular fireshows and great music.


The Butterfly fx was there to record the performances, workshops, welly throwing and obligatory festival mayhem over a very fun and chaotically packed weekend. The music for the video ‘keep it poppin’ was provided by Astro Physics  who played at the Festival and very kindly allowed us to use it for the video. Hope you enjoy!