This years visit to Giffords

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Giffords Circus has become for us a bit of an annual pilgrimage, we first went a couple of years ago for our friend’s Zoe’s birthday and from that moment on we were hooked. This year we insisted on dragging Fi and Alex (who had never been to Giffords before) along with us and as always we weren’t disappointed. This was the set:

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The story behind the performance came from space/the galaxy (the show was called Moon Songs) mixed in with the story of Giffords two awesome brother jugglers Bibi and Bichu who dreamed as little boys of joining the circus. All the old favourites such as Tweedy made an appearance:

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And new ones like Odoroff the Great Maximilliano Stia whos blend of magic combined with playing the baddy he pulled off brilliantly

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There was also a moon (played by Tweedy) and fortune telling gypsy in a box Magda (also played by Tweedy)

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Then there were horses

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Nell Gifford – Amazing horsewoman and general legend

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Bears (not real) and dogs (definitely real) riding horses:

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Acts in hats

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Who were also very bendy

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Tweedy in a cannon

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A lady in a net

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And juggling in the dark

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All of this was before the epic finally given by the Abyssinian Aeronauts (formerly seen in hats – they were incredible)

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So all that was left was for Alex and Fi to have a boogy in the traditional end of show dance

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And we waved a fond farewell, thank you Giffords for another amazing show & see you next year.

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