22 May 2017

Romy Bauer: Working with Gandeys.


Here at Gandeys World Class Productions we have produced some of the most popular shows around the globe for over 40 years. 

We pride ourselves on successfully providing diverse entertainment in complex and challenging environments, where many have failed before. 
Mostly, we pride ourselves in being a tight-knit company where all who work with us are treated as our 'Gandey Family'.



Romy Bauer, Contortionist, began working with Gandeys from her very early years and has never looked back. We asked her what it was like to work with Gandeys and how she got into circus. 


"My name is Romy Bauer.

My parents were both in circus, and their parents and their parents - actually I'm not sure how far back my family has worked in the business but I know it's many, many generations! I was lucky enough to be born into this business and have always loved it.



Day-to-day I perform an aerial contortion. I have a globe act - which is a giant crystal ball that is suspended from the big top, and an Aerial Hoop act.


How did I get into working with Gandeys? Well my parents began working for Gandeys when I was 2 years old, so apart from a few years I took off to go to school, I have been with this company for most of my life. 


For me, Gandeys is my family. We have a lot of different artists that come and go and they are always so sad to go, it's a lovely company to work for and has such a family environment. People often say it can be very difficult working and living together - but at Gandeys I haven't seen this be a problem."



Romy has just moved from Gandeys Circus to perform with Circus Starr

Romy is delighted to be performing with Circus Starr, which is an incredible organisation providing free entertainment for thousands of disadvantaged, disabled and vulnerable children. Head on over to their Facebook to see what they're up to!

19 May 2017

Hollywood A-Listers filming for Guernsey production.

In Guernsey a host of Hollywood A-Listers are currently filming for a new production set to hit our screens in 2018.


It will feature a number of stars, including Lily James, Penelope Wilton and Matthew Goode of Downtown Abbey, along with Glen Powell of Hidden Figures and Michiel Huisman from Game of Thrones (just to name a few!).





 Lily James is staring in the film, portraying Juliet Ashton, a free-spirited journalist who forms a bond with a secret book society during the German occupation of the channel islands during the second world war. 




During this time, Juliet  falls in love with the people of Guernsey and with 'Guernsey and Literary Potato Peel Society' and decides to write about the book club they formed. 

The screen play is adapted from the Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow's best seller of the same name which sold over 7.5 million copies.


We can't wait to see the film next year, if it's anything like the book it's guaranteed to be a hit!



Gandeys Circus is currently in Guernsey before moving onto Jersey next week. 

A resident, or visiting the islands and want to have a thrill packed 5* show whilst you're there? Get your tickets here.




12 May 2017

National Vegetarian Week 2017


Next week it is National Vegetarian Week 2017, where people from all over the globe ditch the meat and go veggie from the 15th - 21st May.
In aid of National Vegetarian Week we have found an excellent vegetarian recipe from our friends Wing Yip who have previously supported The Chinese State Circus!
The recipe is for Thai spicy sweetcorn fritters; a favourite of The Lady Boys of Bangkok!

All you need is:

275g tinned or frozen sweetcorn
1 tbsp kaffir lime leaves (finely sliced)
2 tbsp Mai Siam Fish Sauce
1 heaped tsp Mai Siam Red Curry Paste
1 tsp Mai Siam Palm Sugar or brown sugar
2 tbsp cornflour or potato starch
vegetable oil for frying
1 egg

Mai Siam Sweet Chilli Sauce (mixed with some chopped red onion)

Method:

Drain or defrost the sweetcorn, depending on which one you are using.
Place 2/3rds of the sweetcorn in a blender together with all ingredients except the frying oil. Tip out into a large bowl and mix in remaining whole kernels of sweetcorn.
Heat wok or frying pan and add about 3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil and heat gently. Spoon a rounded tablespoon of the mixture into the hot oil.
Cook about 8 - 10 fritters at a time, and turn them over to cook on both sides.
Drain on kitchen paper and keep warm. Continue cooking spicy corn cakes, using up all the mixture.
Serve with Mai Siam Sweet Chilli Sauce mixed with finely chopped red onion and cucumber.


Makes about 12 fritters! They look delicious... will you be going veggie next week?!



2 May 2017

The 69th Annual Met Gala - The Most 'Interesting' Looks


The 69th Annual Met Gala was held yesterday which honoured fashion designer Rei Kawakubo with stars dolled up to the nines with the theme 'Commes Des Garcons'. 

Every year we see celebrities experimenting with their fashion and 2017 did not disappoint. Here are a few of our favourite 'interesting' looks from this year's event:




Jaden Smith (carrying his own hair?)





What did you think of this year's looks? 

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