HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
GANDEY’S BRINGS WORLD CIRCUS DAY TO SALFORD
 

Star date: 16th April 2017

GANDEY'S CIRCUS TREATS SALFORD FAMILIES ON WORLD CIRCUS DAY

One Salford family was the special guests of Gandey's Circus yesterday as part of World Circus Day, treated to a pre-show brunch, a backstage tour and VIP ringside seats for the big top spectacular which is currently thrilling audiences in Buile Hill Park.

This morning, the cast also joined in a litter pick with Friends of Buile Hill Park. The Circus has two shows today and two tomorrow before it moves onto Knutsford.

Full details here...


Gandey's Circus in Salford Gandey's Circus in Salford Gandey's Circus in Salford
Gandey's Circus in Salford Gandey's Circus in Salford Gandey's Circus in Salford
Gandey's Circus in Salford Gandey's Circus in Salford Gandey's Circus in Salford
Gandey's Circus in Salford Gandey's Circus in Salford Gandey's Circus in Salford
Gandey's Circus in Salford Gandey's Circus in Salford Gandey's Circus in Salford with Friends of Buile Hill Park
click image to enlarge

Yesterday was World Circus Day, created by Fédération Mondiale du Cirque, under the patronage of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, as an international celebration of circus arts and culture.

To celebrate the occasion, Gandey's Circus, currently thrilling audiences at Buile Hill Park, invited people to write on its Facebook page, saying why they should be special guests at the show.

The winner was the Winnard family, from Salford, and a whole posse of them, including Reece who was celebrating his twentieth birthday, were treated to brunch with Gandey's family-friendly clown, Chico Rico, ringmaster Binky Beaumont and his sidekick, four year old Booboo, said to be the youngest ringmaster in the UK.

As special guests of Gandey's, the Winnards also got a backstage tour, a go at the foyer games and candyfloss machine, VIP ringside seats and a presentation of some giant Easter Eggs.

"I saw that my friend had entered the competition on Facebook, so I thought I would too" Michelle Winnard explained "It was funny because I was driving past and thought 'I really want to go to the circus for Reece's birthday', and when I got home I'd actually won it.

"I just wrote a bit about Reece and the girls" she added "Reece is disabled and my girls miss out on quite a lot of stuff, so I wrote about that. It's made his day..."

Gandey's was so impressed by the entries that four other families also got free tickets for the show. None were disappointed, as the thrills and spills of the circus were exhibited in the midst of stunning costumes and lighting effects...

...The Giant Wheel of Death, starring the awe-inspiring Duo Siffolini...Pablo Garcia and his wife, performing daring feats from a rocket spinning around the big top...the unique hair hanging aerial ballet of Duo Bella... Las Chicas Morales doing wonders on the Rolling Globes... stunning acrobatics and gymnastics from the Serik Brothers and the Tangier Troupe...and the vertical pole agility of the Emilia Sisters...

The all human, non-animal (bar a pantomime camel), spectacular is incredibly artistic, with even the inter-act clowning of Chico Rico having clever mime weaved within. Meanwhile there's Star Wars, Minions and Aladdin appearances too...

Wendy Taylor was one of those who also got free tickets for the show, after becoming addicted to the circus...

"I've been four times; it's just an amazing spectacle as you've got talented performers all doing stuff ordinary people wouldn't attempt" she said "It's a completely different environment that takes you away from normality; a different world...any problems you've got, you leave them at the door and they're forgotten. It's wonderful...fabulous..."

There's four shows left at Buile Hill Park – today, Sunday, at 2pm and 5:30pm, and tomorrow, Monday, 12noon and 3pm. Tickets are available on site at the box office, or book online – click here*


Meanwhile, this morning, Gandey's Circus ringmaster, Binky Beaumont, Booboo and members of the show joined the Friends of Buile Hill Park on a litter pick down at the Seedley Park end of the grounds.

The Circus has a bond with Salford Council to leave the grassed area housing the big top in good condition but went above and beyond this, as seven of the cast braved the cold and wet conditions to help fill over half a dozen refuse sacks.

"We were contacted by the Circus representative and she offered to help us out with any of our events" says Sue Slade, Secretary Friends of Buile Hill Park "We have a litter pick programme but we've organised this one specially. I think they are the first group to have offered to help."

Elaine Hodgson, one of the Friends who joined the litter pick added that the Circus team were good workers... "They were excellent, very friendly, very cheerful..." she says "We welcome help from any other groups who use the Park. It's great when people come along..."

The Friends have had two local councillors help out recently, Paul Wilson and Gina Reynolds, as well as the Friends of Lightoaks Park.

There's also a litter pick in Buile Hill Park next Sunday 23rd April at 1pm, and it has a St George theme, for St George's Day – people are welcome to come dressed as dragons, knights and damsels in distress...

For more details see the Friends of Buile Hill Park Facebook group – click here


*See also previous Salford Star article for a full preview of Gandey's Circus – click here

Photos by Anya Samantha



Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: DEMOLITION TEAM MOVES IN ON SALFORD DIRTY OLD TOWN GASWORKS
No Comment. Rossi's comments are not worth it.... [more]
article: COMMUNITY HAMMERS SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OVER BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING PROPOSALS
This building has tremendous potential. Why is Salford's Registry office not housed in this building rather than at the institutio... [more]
article: DEMOLITION TEAM MOVES IN ON SALFORD DIRTY OLD TOWN GASWORKS
What does it matter, so what if a defunct old gasworks is being bulldozed? Does anybody really care? Is this really heritage tha... [more]
article: COMMUNITY HAMMERS SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OVER BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING PROPOSALS
So, Mary, we can suŕmise because òf ýour reference to Salford Ŕeds,RHS Garďen,etç, you have no solid means to fìn... [more]
article: COMMUNITY HAMMERS SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OVER BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING PROPOSALS
Rayofbullshit, why don’t you just f**k off, all you contrabute is negativity, nothing positive. I’d rather have one mary ferrer, t... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

DEMOLITION TEAM MOVES IN ON SALFORD DIRTY OLD TOWN GASWORKS

Star date: 25th May 2018

MORE HERITAGE TO DISAPPEAR AS EWAN MACCOLL GASWORKS DEMOLITION BEGINS

A demolition team has moved onto the site of Salford's iconic gasworks on Liverpool Street, made world famous by Ewan MacColl's Dirty Old Town anthem.

Ewan MacColl's wife and songwriting partner, Peggy Seeger, slated the 'land grabbing' move and proposed an alternative use that could be "somewhere unlike anywhere in the world" when news first broke of the demolition last year. This has been ignored  and now another slice of Salford's dwindling heritage is set to disappear...

Full details here...

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL SACKS URBAN VISION

Star date: 24th May 2018

SALFORD COUNCIL ENDS CONTROVERSIAL URBAN VISION CONTRACT

Salford Council is to end its controversial contract with joint venture company Urban Vision, after years of accusations that the company was grossly profiteering from public money projects.

Salford Council has a 19.9% stake in Urban Vision but up until recently never even got a dividend from the profits. The Council is set to end the 'joint venture' when the current contract runs out in 2020.

Full details here...

COMMUNITY HAMMERS SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OVER BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING PROPOSALS

Star date: 23rd May 2018

COUNCIL UPS PRICE OF BUILE HILL MANSION PROJECT TO OVER £20MILLION AS PLANS MET WITH SCORN FROM COMMUNITY

Last night, a packed stormy meeting of the Claremont and Weaste Community Committee left Salford City Council in no doubt that any plans to build houses in Buile Hill Park as part of a deal to restore the Grade 2 listed Mansion will be met with fierce opposition.

Salford Council's Assistant Director of the Environment revealed to the meeting that Salford Red Devils Foundation, one of the driving partners of the project, hadn't even signed the controversial Memorandum of Understanding yet – and that the £1.6million cost of restoring the Mansion would have to be met with £1million a year to sustain it, giving a figure of over £20million.

Full details here...

SONGS AND CEREMONIES AS MANCHESTER REMEMBERS ARENA ATTACK

Star date: 22nd May 2018

ONE YEAR ON...

One year on from the Manchester Arena attack, today sees the Manchester Together – With One Voice event this evening in Albert Square from 7pm to 9pm, and Remembering Together, a civic reception this afternoon at Manchester Cathedral.

Meanwhile, local band Prose and the Manchester Survivors Choir have teamed up to raise money for those affected by the Manchester Arena bomb, with the track A City United.

Full details here...

ROLLERBLADING IS TEST OF MANCHESTER AND SALFORD SUCCESS SAYS COUNCIL STRATEGIC DIRECTOR

Star date: 21st May 2018

FORGET ABOUT JOBS, HOMELESSNESS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING – ROLLERBLADERS IS WHERE CITIES' REGENERATION IS AIMED!

'Jobs priority "just doesn't echo in the room any more"...'

Never mind jobs, homelessness and affordable housing, all Manchester and Salford regeneration is, apparently, aimed at attracting rollerbladers, Eddie Smith, Strategic Director at Manchester City Council, told a Built Environment Network conference last week; and that the jobs priority "just doesn't echo in the room any more". At the same conference, the Development Manager for Salford City Council echoed the similar sentiments.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx