The Canning Circus is a hub for creative individuals and organisations, taking our name from the area of Nottingham in which we are based.
We are a collective of creative companies who work together to share resources and ideas. We represent a shared movement, intended to promote, inspire and create work we’re all proud to put our name to.
Below is a list of the cooperatives, individuals and creative enterprises that form The Canning Circus.
Bad Vole Music is the business name for Micheal Wynne. A qualified mentor and music teacher, Mike has over 13 years’ experience of working in the music industry as a professional live musician and as a producer. He specialises in percussion, music technology recording and mastering, composition, performance, music industry, employability and educational mentoring
Chris Pickup is an artist whose commissions have included City University, London, and the The Northern General Hospital, Leeds
Though now based in Hockley, Dealmaker records started life at the Canning Circus studios in 2003 with help from the mentoring scheme run by the musicians and producers at Sirkus Studios
entuition, part of Sirkus Studios, embeds creativity into the project management and communication strategies of community, educational and environmental initiatives
Focus Gallery was established in 1971 and is Nottingham’s most respected and well-known place for beautiful and unusual art and crafts. The gallery is situated on Derby Road and features a wealth of fresh talent and long-term exhibitors
full beam productions works out of Sirkus Studios and is the front of house management for Simon Paterson’s independent musical endeavours
Hhymn are a Nottingham-based band composed of Ed Bannard and Simon Ritchie who first got together in early 2008. They have Gained plaudits from the likes of Tom Robinson (BBC6) and Matt Horne, who booked the band for his ‘Session’ in London
Kaos corsets is a fashion retailer, established in 1992, dedicated to creating a range of affordable and beautifully designed basques, waspies and corsets. All our stock is individually hand made in the UK at Kaos’ Nottingham studio
KJAMM recordings is based at Sirkus Studios and is the home of musician, lecturer, producer and recording artist, Robin Junga
Housed in an elegant listed building, with a lovable resident Basset Hound, Le Chien Et Moi offers an eclectic mix of old and new, for you and your home. Wares include hand-distilled scents from Brooklyn, jewellery from New York and Japan, handmade ceramics and stationery, English chocolate and small-batch preserves, uncommon books and an ever-changing covetable collection of vintage, antique and recycled furniture, objects and curiosities
Nina Smith is a professional vocalist and recording artist
Positive Divide is DJ/producer and vocalist Steve Lee. Originally from Liverpool, he now lives in Nottingham and works at his studio, which is situated in the Wollaton Street Studios building
Recharge Audio is based at Sirkus Studios and offers professional recording, mixing and mastering at competitive rates
A fifth generation family business, established in 1920. Welch delivers beautiful flowers and gifts throughout Nottingham, the UK and the world. Visit our store at 58 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5FD, order online at www.welchtheflorist.co.uk and “Like” us on Facebook for special offers www.facebook.com/welchtheflorist
Wholesome Fish were established in 1998 and comprise (at least) four great singer/songwriters, accompanied by a host of traditional instruments (fiddle, harmonica, accordion, banjo and guitar (to name but a few) and underpinned by a cooking rhythm section, Wholesome Fish create music to DANCE to. Their influences span a world of tastes, from Celtic and gypsy-rooted folk through to Cajun, bluegrass, boogie-blues and punk
Located on Derby Road, Windblowers offer the largest selection of Sheet Music and Wind Instruments in the Midlands. All of our staff are friendly, highly experienced and knowledgeable plus we have our own fully qualified instrument repairers who offer specialist attention to your instrument
Zola Day Music is owned and managed by Kate Rounding. A multi-instrumentalist, composer, studio engineer and musical educationalist, Kate is also an animateur, using music to bring people and national, local and international communities together. She works out of Sirkus Studios