Circus

Things NOT to Do When You Are 11¾ - Or Ever Two: Visit a Circus Where Animals Perform

Sue Cross | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

In the spot light, under the big top, a baby elephant balances on a red and white striped ball. He can't take his eyes off the person holding the metal hook - for he performs under threat of punishment. His fear is that the elephant hook will, yet again, be shoved into his sensitive skin.

An Introduction to Gorillia Circus' Trapeze School Ahead of Its Appearance at Wilderness Festival

Ezra Trigg | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Trigg

Attention Wilderness-ers and would-be aerial artists - Gorilla Circus, the UK's only outdoor flying trapeze school (not an actual gorilla circus) is heading to Wilderness this year! We'll be branching out from our current site in Regent's Park.

We Need More Disabled Models in Ad Campaigns

Jack Eyers | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Eyers

We filmed it at Scope's West Hampstead shop and had a great laugh making it. The other stars of the ad - the shop manager Cathy, volunteer Maureen and all the other people in the ad who react to my strip were great.

Belonging - A Night at Circus Fest 2014

Mik Scarlet | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

As a professional actor of 25 years, since being the first disabled actor to appear in a UK soap back in 1991, and the chair of the actor's union Equity's Deaf and Disabled Members Committee I know all too well just how high the standard of talent is within the disabled acting community.

David Cameron Must Deliver Promised Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

Much animal suffering is not immediately obvious and visible. They are forced to suffer long, arduous journeys and extended periods tied up, chained or caged - with no freedom of movement. Housed in temporary, transportable accommodation, it is simply not possible for circuses to provide an appropriate environment for wild animals.

German Tigers' Lives Saved In The Nick Of Time By British Park

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Two mistreated tigers from a German circus who were only hours away from being put down have been rescued by a wildlife park in England. The pair w...

Cirque du Soleil and Express Logistics - Two Pioneers on the World Stage

Ken M Allen | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
Ken M Allen

Cirque du Soleil is just like the business of express logistics. Now hang on, please stay with me. That statement may look like a desperate attempt both to grab your attention and to make a bold and spurious claim that a business that involves shifting packages from A to B can also be fascinating. Well, you could be right, but only partly: there's also quite a bit of truth in there.

Serge The Llama Has a Riotous Night Out With A Gang Of French Teenagers (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An eight-year-old llama named Serge had a riotous night out with five French teenage boys last week. Serge, who is a member of a Bordeaux Circus, ...

Is It Time to Take an iSiesta?

Steph Weller | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Weller

Seriously, Mr Cameron, can this be a law? I'm sure a siesta Bill can be passed. Let's look at the benefits for a moment: power naps = more productive brain activity, it makes us happier, healthier, reduces stress, which in turn is good for our cardiovascular systems - less strain on the NHS.

Indian Elephant Filmed Drowning As Circus Boss Clowns Around On Her Back (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Central European News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK

WARNING: Graphic images, reader discretion advised Shocking footage of a man dancing on the back of a dying circus elephant has provoked calls for ...

A Chat with Illusionist Paul Kieve About His New Show Limbo

Chris Cox | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Chris Cox

The South Bank in London is once again home to the E4 Udderbelly, London Wonderground and brand new headline show 'Limbo' from the team behind last years hit 'Cantina' is running from now through to September.

Circus of the Future

Saadia R. Chevel | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Saadia R. Chevel

Dralion is a celebration of life and the four elements that maintain the natural order: air, water, fire and earth.

Critic on Stage: Umbrellas and Other Props

Clare Wiley | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clare Wiley

This week everyone turns up at my contemporary dance class cheerfully carrying a selection of random objects: keys, a straw hat, knitting needles with reams of colourful purple wool, a giant bamboo stick. Our task is to choreograph a trio using a prop.

Crossing Borders: The Rickshaw Circus - Part Two

Peter Allison | Posted 29.03.2013 | Home
Peter Allison

In the second half of my interview with Peter Gatehouse of the Rickshaw Circus, we discuss his experiences spreading the joy of the circus to some of the most deprived areas of the Middle East.

Crossing Borders: The Rickshaw Circus - Part One

Peter Allison | Posted 29.03.2013 | Home
Peter Allison

Peter is an unfathomably tall and lean individual, so much so that he confounds machines that measure your body-mass index. As an accomplished circus performer, he is one of the best fire-performers and poi-spinners in the UK. He is also exhausted.

Matthew Tucker

Roll Up For The Wheel Of Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 06.02.2013 | Home

Roll up! Roll up! The circus is in town: contortionists with no bones, a uni-cyclist who can spin a woman around his neck and a man in is pants ba...

Circus Elephant Owner Guilty Of Causing Animal Harm

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

A circus owner was found guilty on Friday on three counts of causing unnecessary suffering to an elephant. Bobby Roberts was also convicted of fail...

Essex Police Call Off Search For 'Lion'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK

Police have called off a search for a lion reportedly on the loose in Essex, saying they believed the sightings could be a "large domestic cat" or "wi...

Lion On The Loose! Experts Believe Sighting In Essex Is Genuine

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK

Firearms officers and police helicopters have joined the hunt for a lion that is thought to be roaming loose near Clacton, Essex. Essex Police have...

It's A Dogs Life For Circus Animals Claims Pudsey

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey are Peta's latest recruits in the animal welfare group's campaign against the circus industry. The...

On The Loose! What Happened When An Elephant Escaped From The Circus

Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

This is the moment a two-and-a-half ton elephant escaped from the circus - because he didn't want a shower. Amateur video footage shows 40-year-old...

Inbar Spector | London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Show Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

Having vicariously followed her career via Gabby Young (who frequently wears Inbar Spector ensembles on stage) and Katie Antoniou, and then seeing her...

Tory Deputy Chairman Quits Over Cameron's EU Stance

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics

Mark Pritchard has resigned as deputy chairman of the Conservative Party International Office over David Cameron's approach to the European Union and ...

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Sarah McGiven | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

This weekend I'm tracksuit shopping - old school Adidas tracksuit shopping, to be specific. I'm going all out for the classic three-stripe, totally man-made matching numbers that made such a lasting impression on me when the likes of Run DMC popularised them in the mid-1980s and have been sneaking into my wardrobe ever since.

Wild Animals To Be Banned From Circuses

PA | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK

Circuses will be banned from using wild animals in their shows, the government is expected to announce on Friday. Ministers are to unveil plans in ...