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Guest Post: 'Katharine Kavanagh 'The Circus Diaries - Inside The National Centre For Circus Arts'

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Here at Gandeys we love to read from different arts writers around the Globe.
We came across, a fascinating site; The Circus Diaries, written by Katharine Kavanagh, which is described as 'A Critical Exploration of the Circus World'. We loved reading her work and asked if we could share some with you...


"It was like Christmas coming early.  An invitation to visit the library at the National Centre For Circus Arts in London.  Books! Circus books! Hoorah!

Walking into the building, so unassuming from the outside, I find myself in a modern reception area. The design is clean and unfussy, flavoured with bare brick, industrial wire work, and wooden floors that remind me of so many old school halls.  Originally a community power station from the Victorian era, the structure was taken over by the then Circus Space in 1994 and, after extensive renovation, returned to a community purpose, providing circus classes and training for professionals and amateurs alike.

The National Cent…

Romy Bauer: Working with Gandeys.

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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 b…

Hollywood A-Listers filming for Guernsey production.

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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

National Vegetarian Week 2017

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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 abou…

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

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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:
Rihanna


Bella Hadid

Jaden Smith (carrying his own hair?)

Katy Perry