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