Wednesday, 8 September 2010

giffords circus

its a difficult phenomenon to describe, but the visual beauty of the circus coming to town is something that warms the cockles, and this isn't just any circus!!
i have tried to describe the magical nature of this small group of entertainers who turn up on village greens across the cotswolds every year or two, but it is impossible to describe.......a mixture of old fashioned music hall, vaudeville, gypsy,travelling circus, I don't know...............

its old fashioned, and beautiful and intelligent and there are no special effects (its all the better for it).

if you happen to be visiting the cotswolds (or hay on wye during literary festival) during the summer I urge you to visit this truely delightful circus, whether you are 8 or 88 it will make you smile for months.

fabulous x


  1. Yes - we've been twice. Magical.

  2. We went twice to see this show during the summer ~ I loved it so much the first time I had to go again ~ luckily I have the excuse of taking a 4 year old, but I could quite happily sit through the performance on my own, it is so fabulous! The costumes, music and mix of entertainment is just right ~ my favourite has to be the 'recorder' man....
    Ali x