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There’s a circus in the town…no really, there is!

on April 24, 2014

After a title like that, you might be expecting me to regale you with a tale of woe about how, en route to a wedding on Saturday we managed 30 miles in around 90 minutes thanks to my our utter ineptitude to do anything in a normal, grown up fashion. I’ll level with you, I screwed up the roof box and, unable to hear ourselves over the constant rattling we had to divert to B&Q to sort it. Basically, the soundtrack to our life should, at least on occasion, be the Benny Hill theme tune!

Happily, we arrived safe and well and, we’ve since had a good laugh about it…memories are made of this and all that!

But, this isn’t a post about me being a prize idiot; it’s a post about us going to an ACTUAL CIRCUS!! Whoop whoop!

I have only been to a circus once before and, thanks to my extensive knowledge on the mistreatment of Dumbo’s mother until her sons amazing talents were revealed, I haven’t really wanted to visit a place that could be mistreating animals when they’re out of the public eye.

Billy Smart’s Circus is a different kettle of fish entirely though…infact, it’s not even a kettle of fish…they don’t have any animals at all- yey. Problem solved.billysmartscircus

Instead, when we head to New Brighton on Sunday we can expect to be wowed by a band of international artistes who specialize in juggling, tightrope walking and other stunts… There is the circus stalwart of clowns plus a band and crazy motorbike stunts…it sounds absolutely amazing. 
We are going to see ‘Britain’s Most Famous Circus’ on the final day of the circus’  stay in New Brighton but, if you miss it there, check out the rest of the dates and locations here.  

I think I am most excited about seeing the men with no tops X-treme Brothers and, on this occasion I’ll over look the spelling thing! What the hell are they doing? I pat myself on the back when I can stand on one foot in hot yoga!

The X-TREME BROTHERS, a trio of handsome and talented acrobats from Romania utilise immense strength and power to achieve amazing feats of balance.

The X-TREME BROTHERS, a trio of handsome and talented acrobats from Romania utilise immense strength and power to achieve amazing feats of balance.

or maybe the Flying Aces.

The FLYING ACES, five exciting youngsters on the flying trapeze swing and somersault their way through the air.

The FLYING ACES, five exciting youngsters on the flying trapeze swing and somersault their way through the air.

Oh no, definitely the foot juggling

GERMAINE DELBOSQ from France shows off her foot-juggling skills with a modern slant on the back of a motorbike!

GERMAINE DELBOSQ from France shows off her foot-juggling skills with a modern slant on the back of a motorbike!

Oh, Forget it. I’m excited about the whole thing. Obviously though it’s all about the girls!!

Awkward; how did this pic of me get in here!

Awkward; how did this pic of me get in here!


Having checked out the video’s on line my expectations are high.

 

I have asked whether the girls are too young (at 2 1/2 and 15 months) but have been assured that it is totally family friendly so, we’re joining the circus- armed with ear defenders-and I’ll let you know how it goes…that’s the beauty of blogging…I can do it on the road. I think our specialist skill will be food throwing and mess making!

Can’t wait!

Muma.

XxxX

For further information including performance times and prices and to purchase tickets please visit www.billysmarts.com or phone the ticket & information line on 0113 260 2444

 

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4 responses to “There’s a circus in the town…no really, there is!

  1. Jenny says:

    I love the circus. So fun. Although I have a secret to admit I am petrified of clowns. So badly I can’t even look at them or I will have nightmares for years!!! Bad. I know silly but always have. I blame Stephen King. But the rest of the circus so much fun! I can’t wait to hear all about it from you… Thank you so much for linking up to Share WIth me and for the continual blog support. #sharewithme

  2. Sounds fab! I’ve been wanting to take the kids to a circus for a while now 🙂
    x

  3. […] Last week-end we went to Billy Smarts Circus. I really want to tell you here what an amazing experience it was. How much we all enjoyed it and […]

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