Archive | May, 2013

The Versatile Blogger Award

9 May

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I’ve been nominated by Bonne Vivante Life for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please have a look at her blog it’s really awesome. Thank you very much Bonne Vivante Life I truly appreciate your recognition of my blog and I feel honoured as your writing is beautiful and has moved me.

I strongly recommend that you follow Bonne Vivante Life. In her own words the blog  is about “… About living life married to amazement. To embracing the world in your arms. To not letting fear dictate your fate. To living life out loud. To experiencing, with every pore of our beings, every joy and pain and celebration and tear and confusion and ambivalence and fear and love–fully.’

Regarding my The Circus Girl Blog, I started it because I wanted an outlet to share my passion for circus arts with not just other enthusiasts but people everywhere. When I first started my circus training I was (and continue to be) hungry for knowledge about all things circus and I wish for my blog to be a place that can help to quench this thirst in others.

I like to think that I’ve been nominated for a Versatile Bloger Award because although the focus of my writing is circus I cover a range of different themes under this umbrella. I write book reviews, include training tips, post reviews of performances I’ve seen, take a look back at circus artists from years gone by and feature many other different threads.

So I’m about to nominate other bloggers who I believe are also versatile. So here’s the deal for them:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog
  2. Thank and link back to the blog who nominated you
  3. State 7 things about yourself
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award
  5. Notify these bloggers of their nomination by linking back to their blog

1. I love all things circus – ok I know that’s pretty obvious!

2. I once had to jump onto a moving train in India. It was just like in the movies. Maybe I should have been a stunt woman…

3. I’m a green tea addict

4. I love aloe vera plants for their healing properties

5. Summer isn’t Summer for me without Pimms, ice and a slice

6. I won a national newspaper competition when I was 9 years old

7. I love dogs but have never owned one

Other Versatile Bloggers:

Bonne Vivante Life

Aerial Hymns

Marcelino Guerrero

Taminas Turn



First Night Design

From My Insides Out

Paper Cut Illustrations

Amethyst Rose’s Muses


Free Range Cow

Effra Blog

Wonderful Cinema

Harbin 77


Airealism – The Circus Company Like No Other

9 May

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Circus company Airealism will be taking audiences on an aerial adventure when they appear at London’s Hoxton Hall on May 30, May 31 and June 1, 2013 with The Bleeding Hearts Circus, an intimate cabaret dedicated to love in all it’s many forms.

As with all affairs of the heart, there will be displays of raw twisted passions, soaring highs and crushingly heartbreaking lows as performers take a heady journey along the well-trodden path of romance. Stories will unfold on the ground and high up in the air on trapezes, silks, corde lisses, aerial hoops and on the muscular backs of others.

Airealism have been successful in capturing the public’s attention with their creative and imaginative performances, which have seen them play to packed audiences at The Albany theatre, Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Shunt nightclub and Hoxton Hall.

Previous performances, which include ‘Sand and Steam’, ‘Tales of the Apocalypse’ and aerial theatrical piece ‘Noir’, have received rave reviews:“Fluid and engaging” (Sideshow Magazine), “Unfeigned avant-gardism” (Time Out) and “Noir simply and quite magically distils one art form into another” (The Guardian).

Since it’s birth seven years ago, Airealism has grown to become a fully-fledged circus company – unlike any other. Their uniqueness stems from the fact that they are comprised of dynamic new breeds of circus performers who have managed to run away with the circus, whilst continuing to hold down full-time jobs as lawyers, dentists, decorators and engineers.

This 20-person strong band of vibrant artists, encompass all manner of performance skills including aerial arts, acrobalancing, contortion, roller-skating and aerial and physical theatre. With their diverse backgrounds, age ranges and hard earned abilities, Airealism continue to inspire audiences throughout the UK .

The Bleeding Hearts Circus will take place at Hoxton Hall – 130 Hoxton Street, London N1 6SH. Closest tubes are Hoxton, Old Street

Dates/Times are Thursday May 30, Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1, 2013 at 7:00pm.  There will be an additional matinee performance on June 1, 2013 at 3:00pm

Tickets for The Bleeding Hearts Circus are £12 General Admission / £8 Concessions. There is an Early Bird price of £10 General Admission until 23 May.

Tickets can be purchased at or