Showing posts from April, 2018

World Circus Day 2018 – A school trip to remember

It's World Circus Day ! Today, on Saturday 21st April, circuses, circus schools and circus advocates around the globe will be celebrating the arts and culture of circus. As Fédération Mondiale du Cirque aptly put it: "It's a special opportunity to celebrate together, to get more supporters and fans of the art of happiness. Our possibilities are borderless." This is the 9th World Circus Day, and it's the most important one yet... as 2018 is the 250th anniversary of circus! Marking 250 years since Philip Astley , a cavalryman from Newcastle-under-Lyme, pitched the first ever circus on the bank of the River Thames. Gandeys Circus wanted to celebrate World Circus Day with some of the locals in Penrith this week. So we invited the pupils and teachers from Beaconside Primary School to join us in the Big Top for an amazing circus presentation and a thrilling afternoon at the show! It was a union brought about by a charming coincidence, actually.

1998 / 20 Year Throwback

As The Lady Boys of Bangkok is celebrating it’s 20 th anniversary, we thought we would look back into 1998 and see what iconic pop culture references were born that year. Some of them we just can’t believe are already 20! (We feel old) MUSIC Here’s a playlist involving all the top hits of 1998! TV SHOWS PREMIERED Will and Grace Sex In The City Charmed That 70's Show Dawson's Creek The King of Queens Two of a Kind The Wild Thornberrys Power Rangers Robot Wars MOVIES RELEASED Armageddon Blade Rush Hour The Big Lebowski Mulan A Bug's Life Saving Private Ryan The Truman Show Dr Doolittle The Parent Trap EVENTS THAT HAPPENED           The Euro became the new currency in Europe          Google was founded           The Clinton, Lewinsky scandal           The first apple iMac           Firby’s

April's Top Picks

A new month is here which means it’s time for another blog post with our top picks for this month! Spring may be arriving a little late this year with the weather, but none the less our minds are already in Spring mode, we’re picturing sunshine and outdoor activities! ·          Film Love, Simon “Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.” The film is said to be a beautiful tale of Simon’s story of coming out, it has been a brilliant way for young adults to identify with their sexuality and has helped parents with accepting their child’s coming out. The film is directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, The Flash, Supergirl), screenplay by Elizabeth Berger & Isaac Aptaker (This is Us) and is based