Sunday, 10 August 2008

Gifford Circus

We took a break from packing today to go to Gifford Circus, out in the wilds of Gloucestershire. The circus tours the west country each summer, bringing a mix of traditional circus (jugglers, acrobats, clowns), brass band (rescued from a street corner in Paris), fairytale (general air of Eastern mystery) and pantomime (a man in a bear costume - or possibly a real bear if you're Al, who actually seemed quite concerned). The acrobats in particular were superb, playing a violin on a tightrope and juggling their children with their feet (you had to be there). We had a great time, and rounded it off with an excellent pub lunch at the Ragged Cot Inn.

I've posted some more photos up on 23.

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