A Handful of Hats is the circus company founded by Pete Gamble, who’s experience and credentials span the hospitality, education, circus and arts industries.
Based in sunny Barrybados in the Vale of Glamorgan, UK, this former chef-hotelier and lecturer has performed across the UK, Europe and the USA in circus, film and TV .
With over 25 years experience and a specialism in character acts with custom costumes, comedy circus acts, whip cracking and a charming line in repartee, he’s achieved international performer status and competition awards along the way.
With a training base in Wales. (It’s a church hall but he likes to call it that !) he provides stunt, western skills and performance training at all levels, organises international skills conventions and workshops and will travel anywhere to spread the love of circus and whip cracking and knife throwing and axe throwing and he does a bit of gun spinning and lasso too…
Testimonials, Quotes and Client lists
Some of the People we've worked for :
Indiana Show Grand Award Winner, European Whip Cracking Championship Czech Republic
International Freestyle Performance Whip Cracking Champion
( International Whip Cracking Championship Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas USA )
International Silver Medalist Whip Target Satnd Accuracy , ( as above )
Bronze Medalist " Whip Cracking Target Accuracy Skeet Shooting" ( as above)
European Cabaret Act Challenge Winners ( Charlotte Church Show ) London.
Western Arts Club certified "Expert Whip Trainer"
Resident Trainer No Fit State Circus
UK National Whip Cracking Champion
International Western Skills Festival Fast Draw Target Champion
Professional Qualifications past and present
Cert. Ed. CMIOSH, FISRM ( Hons) MIH, MIIRSM,
TV and Film Appearances.
I've trained and appeared with the following
Ben Elton (The One Show) McFly, Steve Backshall, ( Deadly Dinosaurs ) Mike Bushell,( BBC News) Marty Jopson, ( The One Show) the cast of Mackintosh's Barnum!, Terry Wogan, the cast of Lexicon for No Fit State Circus, Cameron Diaz (doubled for the Graham Norton Show), Lee Mack and Danny Baker for Duck Quacks Don't Echo, Sky TV. numerous studio execs and media influencers for the UK launch of The Magnificent Seven and global launch of Kingsman The Golden Circle . James Bell for Billy the Kid and Annette Chu for The Grass is Greener.
See link for filmography.
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