How to spend your night in Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Three weeks today on Friday 11th October, we will be making our glamorous debut in the wonderful Newcastle-Under-Lyme and we can't wait to bring the party to somewhere new! One of our favourite things about visiting somewhere we haven't graced with our glitz is finding places to eat, drink and generally prolong the party! So, without further ado, here are our top picks of places to wine and dine in the fabulous Newcastle-Under-Lyme:

Ten Green Bottles 46 Merrial St, Newcastle ST5 2AW

The perfect little hidden gin haven, 10 Green Bottles serve up a large variety of craft beers, gin and wine which you can either stay and enjoy in the quaint, stylish gin bar (the first gin bar to open in NUL) or take your pick from the bottle shop and enjoy your bev at home! And for a real taste of Staffordshire, you can pick up your bottle of Stokie Oatcake gin! Unusual, but definitely delicious.

Capello lounge  58 Ironmarket, Newcastle ST5 1PE

Part of the Lounges chain, Capello caters to your every ne…

How to spend a Friday night in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with the Lady Boys of Bangkok

The boys are officially back in toon, Newcastle town that is, and we are so glad to be back up North! We hate to blow our trumpets, but if there's anyone who knows how to throw a good night out-out, it's the Lady Boys of Bangkok and if there's any place to do it, it's Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. From getting glammed up with your besties, to the best places to grab a late-night cocktail, we've got your night in Newcastle all planned out for you, hour by hour, with paying a little visit to us included, of course.

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Peace and Loaf
217 Jesmond Rd, NE2 1LA
Once you're all prepped and ready to go, fuel that big night ahead with some delectable grub, courtesy of Peace and Loaf.  Deemed 'immensely creative and ultimately enter…

Our Butlins highlights 2019!

Our time at Butlins Skegness, Bognor Regis and Minehead have come to an end for another year and we're feeling rather misty eyed about saying goodbye to the three, wonderful sites! As a cast we've made so many happy memories there and hopefully made summer 2019 one to remember for all the families that came to see us. Before we embark on our autumn tour, we're taking the opportunity to celebrate what a fantastic time we've had! Here are our Butlins highlights from 2019!

Celebrating clown week (1st - 7th August) It may come as no surprise to you that clown week is a rather important occasion for us circuses and it's the perfect excuse to do lots of clowning around! We love celebrating it every year and it makes it rather special that we get to celebrate at Butlins! Our Minehead cast definitely got into the spirit of the occasion.

Days off at Butlins Bognor Regis
Our Butlins casts definitely made most of their time away from the big top! With plenty to keep them busy …

A coffee break with... Amiri

This week, we say a fond farewell to our summer at Butlins and a warm welcome to Derby, Nottingham and Warrington as we begin our autumn tour 2019! Our final Q & A is with a man who we think needs no introduction. He's a rather quirky character and would bend over backwards for anyone! We are proud to introduced you to Skegness' resident bendy man, Amiri the contortionist!

1. Full name
Amiri Kisingaji Mvamda
2. Home town/city/country
Ilala, Tanzania
3. If you could choose another circus act to perform what would it be?
I would like to be able to master the chair balance! It requires a lot of strength and a lot of balance, obviously, but I think I could do it! Maybe you'll be seeing me doing that next at Gandeys... ha ha ha
4. Do you have a routine or ritual before the show?
My act requires lots of flexibility, so I always do lots and lots of stretches before the show to make sure I'm fully warmed up and ready!
5. If you were not a circus performer what job would you do…

A coffee break with... Serik

This week's Q&A is with one performer who doesn't hang about. He isn't shy of a bit of weight lifting, loves the idea of trying out the thunder dome and has a bit of a soft spot for... Ariana Grande? Who would have thought! This week, we are pleased to introduce you to one of our aerial strap performers, Serik! 1. Full name
Serikkhan Zhaxybekov
2. Home town/city/country
Taldy-Kurgan, Kazakhstan
3. What previous shows have you been in?
Circus Medrano, Billy Smart Circus, Blackpool Tower Circus, John Lawson circus, Uncle Sam's American Circus
4. If you could choose another circus act to perform what would it be?
I'm a bit of a dare devil, so probably the wheel of death or the Thunderdome. Those guys do an amazing job so I'd love to give it a go.
5. Do you have a routine or ritual before the show?
It's important to me and to my act that I stay fit and strong! So I always do a big of weight lifting before the show as a warm-up to get myself ready.6. If you wer…

All the things we LOVE about Butlins!

Over the past few months, the brilliant Butlins resorts at Skegness, Bognor Regis and Minehead have become a home away from home for the Gandeys circus cast and, as the end of our time there approaches, we're taking the opportunity to reflect on all the reasons why we love it! So, if you're wondering where to take the family on your next summer break, or just want to reflect on how great of a place it is, we've compiled a list of all the things we love about Butlins!
The Redcoats!
The super friendly staff are part of what makes Butlins such a great place to be. They double as a great holiday guide as well as wonderful entertainers! Originally, they were dressed in red so they could be seen by visitors easily. Their job description was initially known as: 'friend, philosopher, guide', which we think is very true! We loved having them at the show and some of them couldn't help but take part!

The sites
You are never, ever short of things to do at a Butlins holida…