The Circus Trip – Sat 18th Oct 2014

By | October 18, 2014

One of my happiest childhood memories is of going to the circus with my grandparents. It was when they still had circuses with animals and I remember being absolutely enthralled by the lions especially.

The thrill of sitting in a circus tent is something that I wanted T and D to experience, that feeling of “wow, how do they do that?”. We had the chance to go to a Circus Starr performance last year and today D and I went along to another one.

The Circus Starr show is an inclusive experience, aimed at the disabled and SN community. As such there are no looks or stares if a child shouts or has to leave, because every parent there understands.

As someone who is an absolute wimp about heights, I particularly appreciate the acts where they are scaling up wires and such-like. It was great, here’s some pictures:

Waiting for the show to start:

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Trapeze artists:

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Sword balancing:

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Juggling (my pictures weren’t very good)

And a clown. No circus is complete with a clown and if he’s riding a water-spitting ostrich and kicking a gigantic ball into the audience, then so much the better!

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D’s favourite bit was a skit with the clown, who wanted to skip but no-one would allow him to. He tried skipping with his coat, wires, his tie and all were taken away in a very slapstick fashion. Then he decided to skip with his trouser braces …and they fell down … repeatedly. All very funny, D was jumping up and down, laughing away. It was great to see and here.

My favourite were this group, showing amazing strength and agility. Those trapeze bars were held by other members of the group on their shoulders:

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A great way to spend an afternoon and we got to meet the lovely E from @fairywishes and her children too.

Circus Starr have a free Show and Tell app available here, we’ll be writing a separate post on this but I wanted to include the link here too.

I hope everyone’s day has gone well Jx

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fairywishes on 20th October 2014 at 11:59 am.

We had a great time, thanks for introducing us to this.

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Jeannette on 20th October 2014 at 12:39 pm.

It was a pleasure 🙂

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