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A Spectacular Afternoon at Gandeys Circus

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What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon with family than going to the circus! We were lucky enough to be invited to Europe’s largest touring show – Gandeys Circus on the Forest Recreation Ground . This was our first indoor show since Covid and so I was a little bit nervous before and during the show. It was strange to be sitting so close to people you don’t know in an indoor setting but the amazing show took my mind off it and I really enjoyed it. We were met and shown to our seats by Ringmaster Ryan who was an active participant in the show and announced all the acts. The atmosphere inside the Big Top was great. You could buy popcorn, candy floss, other food and also hand held light-up toys. The show started with a musical number to get the crowd going and some acrobatics to wow the audience. I have to say that some of the acts really made me nervous, especially the motorbikes in the Thunderdrome cage and the neck spin of the roller-skating Duo Eclipse. There were also lots o
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SCOTLAND IS OUR HOME AYE. YOU'VE HEARD RIGHT... The Lady Boys are extremely excited to be performing at home once again x Edingburgh (1998) was the first-ever ladyboys performance, and still remains a hit around Scotland.  This year we have shows lined up for you all from  Friday 6th to 30th August When the Glamourous Lady Boys are not busy performing for you, these are some of their favourite things to do up in Edinburgh... Edinburgh Gin The Lady Boys love to visit The Edinburgh Gin Distillery tours who are ranked in the top 20 of Edinburgh Visitor Attractions on Tripadvisor. On the Lady Boys last tour they had tasted a bottle of Gin  Exclusively created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, this rare release will never be repeated is what they told us! Designed personally by Phoebe, EG have said that it is limited-edition Edinburgh Gin Classic release. Filled with hidden details, the bottle tells the inside story of Fleabag and its connection to our home city of Edinburgh, from Phoebe's

An Incredible Night at Gandeys Circus

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An Incredible Night at Gandeys Circus, Knutsford By Jenny Schippers     With heart-in-your-mouth moments from start to finish, a huge dose of jeopardy, and a thrill-seeking round the world adventure; Gandeys Circus made a rip-roaring return to Knutsford yesterday evening and we were there to watch the magic.   After an enforced period of closure due to the pandemic, the family-run Gandeys Circus made a triumphant return and marked the first live circus show to reopen in the UK following the easing of restrictions on 17th May 2021.   We visited Gandeys Circus last summer and I was so excited to receive an invite to revisit for their opening night in Knutsford with my two girls, 4 and 7 years old. We absolutely loved our previous visit so I allowed them a midweek treat, a chance to stay up late and experience the magic of the circus one again.     GANDEYS CIRCUS POST-COVID I was curious to see how Gandeys Circus had adapted to comply with covid restrictions and I am delighted to
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Interview with Camila Palma Aguirre Trapeze Artist   What have you been doing in the past year while the industry has been stagnant?   Well, first of all, I was able to spend time with my family.  It has been many years since we were all together and it was a good time to be with them and bond.  I chili, in my family's circus and we sold sweet things that are sold in the circus-like Cotton, popcorn, etc.    What did you miss the most about not being able to perform with us?  I missed my friends and above all, I missed being an artist.  Seeing the audience have fun and impress them with the show.  I love the public in England.  How did you feel about isolating yourself in your hotel, what did you do to keep yourself busy? The hotel was very comfortable but being alone was still difficult. I had a lot of time to think, exercise, and prepare my costumes for the show.  The truth is that the days passed very quickly.  I'm getting used to quarantines haha!    Do

The Glamourous side to Brighton

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πŸ‘€ The Ivy in the Lanes  Offers sophisticated and friendly all-day dining. The Ivy in the Lanes offers a selection of all-encompassing menus, serving breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, bespoke cocktails, and dinner. The brasserie will have a DJ spinning music every Thursday, Fri too πŸ‘€ Explore shopping in the Lanes  North Laine has a happening, bohemian vibe with a series of twisting alleyways, home to antique stores, jewellers, and designer boutiques. The square on East Street is a great spot for a delicious al fresco meal accompanied by some live jazz. πŸ‘€ Book to see the Lady Boys of Bangkok Ladyboys 2021 flight fantasy - the showgirls are Back! After postponing last year, we've rescheduled, and The Lady Boys of Bangkok will be touching down with their most sensational show yet for 2021! First stop will be at Brighton as part of Brighton Fringe. πŸ‘€ MedBrighton  Located in the heart of The Lanes, Med is a contemporary restaurant serving up Mediterranean

Take a trip to Brighton

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Brighton is a constituent part of the city of Brighton and Hove, a former town situated on the southern coast of England, in the county of East Sussex. It is best known as a seaside resort. Restaurant lover? Into your vintage? Got the kids? Whatever your priorities, you will be amply satisfied in Brighton. Best things to do in Brighton Explore Brighton Palace Pier You can't get much more of the British seaside experience than eating fresh fish and chips at the end of Brighton Pier and partaking in some of the entertainment... with fairground rides, bars and restaurants stretching out into the sea. Brighton Palace Pier has a lot to offer.   Take in immense sea views from the British Airways i360 Some might see it as a bit of an eyesore, but the views from this 150-metre-high observation tower are impressive. You can see pretty much all of Brighton! Book to see the Lady boys of Bangkok  Lady boys Flight of Fantasy Tour 2021 - the showgirls are Back! After postponing last yea
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The next exciting stop on our 'Unbelievable' Tour 2021, is the beautiful market town of Kendal in the southern Lakeland District of Cumbria. Historically the centre of Kendal was formed around a high street with fortified alleyways, known as yards, off either side, which allowed people to shelter from the Anglo Scottish raiders known as Border Reivers .  It was one of the most important woollen textile centres in England.   Its numerous yards were filled with w orkshops for processing cloth, leather, and food products.   It earned the name ‘Auld Grey Town’ as much of the town was built from Limestone.    Kendal now has speciality shops on its cobbled streets and yards and is a centre for shopping and culture. Kendal's early prosperity was based largely on cloth manufacturing. Its most famous woollen cloth was Kendal Green, said to have been worn by the Kendal Bowmen.   William Shakespeare also refers to Kendal Green in Henry IV (part 1).   There are still several industr

Brierley Hill - OUR 2021 JOURNEY

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   Brierley Hill Our 2021 tour 'Unbelievable' moves on 70 miles to the Black Country town of Brierley Hill, Dudley, West Midlands. The name Brierley Hill o riginates from the old English words 'brer', meaning place where brier rose grew and 'leah' meaning woodland clearing. Largely a part of the industrial revolution Brierley Hill has a relatively recent history, with the first records of the town dating back to the 17th century. The town became heavily industrialised by the beginning of the 19th century, with a number of quarries, collieries, glass and iron works.   By the start of the 20th century the raw mineral deposits had become depleted leading to the closure of many of those industries and a decline in manufacturing.   It was time for the town to diversify. Donald Richardson, born in Brierley Hill, specialised in commercial development, alongside his twin brother Roy.   They were born a few streets away from the Round Oak steel works that once occu

Knutsford - The start of our 2021 Journey

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  Our long awaited 2021 Gandeys Circus Unbelievable Tour, which takes us 'Around the World in 80 minutes' begins its journey in the beautiful and historic town of Knutsford, Cheshire.   One of the most visited towns in the area, lying near Cheshire’s 'Golden Triangle ' on the Cheshire Plains, between the Peak District to the east and the Welsh mountains to the west.   A little town steeped in history.  Its name is mentioned as farback in time as William the Conquerors Domesday Book of 1086 .  It is believed that King Canute crossed the river Lily at a particularly dangerous point, hence 'Canute's Ford '   Its architecture is not typical of Cheshire.  Why?  Due to the influence of a local entrepreneur  Richard Harding Watt .  On his   travels around Europe and Asia in the late 18th and early 19th century, he was inspired by the architecture he viewed. ( We bet it took him longer than 80 minutes to travel around the world!)   On his return to Knu