Wednesday, 28 August 2013

What would you do if you joined the circus?

Has anyone ever heard of Giffords Circus?  If not then you have been missing out on a real treat for the eyes and ears.  I was lucky enough to be treated to a ticket for my birthday and i'm already planning on going back to see it again.  Its not like any circus I've seen before, it was more like a theatrical production from the start to the end it was an absolute delight of dancing gypsies, acrobats, clowns, magicians and bears.  Horses and ponies pranced with beautifully arched necks and light feet, a singing dog made a few appearances and the best performances of all came from the 2 clowns, Tweedy and Nancy Trotter-Landry, and the amazing live band that fiddled and drummed all the way through.  Fantastical costumes had been made, from the ring mistress down to the ladies that showed you the seats everyone and everything there was in keeping.  It was a little "Big Top" with everyone not being more than a few metres from the action and oh what a joy it was.  We all left that place thinking "What could I do if I joined the Circus?"

Small rearing horses have already started to appear in my work and 2 little cats called Bibi and Bichu have appeared on one of my bucket vases, will post when fired.

1 comment:

  1. oh i love the gifford circus. the owner wrote an amazing book about joining the circus & then she created her own! so jealous.