Giffords Circus at Daylesford Organic Farm in Kingham – June 2013

Giffords Circus

Definitely the greatest show on Earth – friends have been recommending Giffords Circus to me for years. It’s traditional, it’s funny, it’s entertaining and musical – and it’s also amazingly impressive on all fronts.

Giffords Circus

This year their very highbrow circus was hijacked by a troupe of Serbian and Ukranian performers who definitely lowered the tone and caused plenty of trouble, leaving chaos in their wake. The opera singer was nearly killed by a snake and the show was almost over when their clumsy magician outed the power.

Giffords Circus

The circus tent is beautifully decorated with intricate hand-sewn applique panels all the way around the interior. The costumes were beautifully made, lavish and very very proper. The music was wonderfully done – a mixture of classical, opera and gypsy all-night party.

Giffords Circus

We were amazed by the acrobatics and horsemanship, the dancing and singing and the incredible energy that just pumped out of the performers. The girls did not once complain, or moan, or want to go home or to the toilet. In fact they didn’t stop clapping, laughing, watching and having a great time in their spots in the front row.

Giffords Circus

Giffords Circus was every bit as amazing as my friends had said and more. It was traditional, beautiful, funny, entertaining and very impressively done. The best show we have ever been to and most heartily recommended!

Giffords Circus

Top tip: Order your £6 pizza in advance so it’s ready at the start of intermission. Arrive an hour early to get in the queue. Sit front row centre, opposite the stage (although you might be plucked from the audience if you sit here).






8 responses to “Giffords Circus at Daylesford Organic Farm in Kingham – June 2013”

  1. Happy Interior Blog (@IgorJosif) avatar

    This looks so fun! Circuses remind me of my childhood! So lovely! Happy weekend!

    1. Charlotte | Anknel and Burblets avatar

      It’s a proper childhood circus – so glad my friends all told me to go!!

  2. alena avatar

    This really much reminds me of these old pictures when circus was curious and strange and had all these special people and amazing tricks.
    I would love to see this one!

    1. Charlotte | Anknel and Burblets avatar

      Alena – it is definitely worth making the effort to see it if you can. Perhaps one day a visit to The Cotswolds!!

  3. victoria avatar

    Fantastic photos – you really have found so much to get involved with around your new home!

    1. Charlotte | Anknel and Burblets avatar

      Hi Victoria – yes, it’s certainly an amazing place out here. And quite a lot of things I have just quietly enjoyed without posting them 🙂

  4. Gudy Herder avatar

    I am amazed by the quality and colors of the pics! What camera are you using? They should go into a magazine straight away!

    1. Charlotte | Anknel and Burblets avatar

      Thanks Gudy 🙂 I use a Canon 5d Mark ii with a 10 year old 28-105mm Canon EF lens.

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