Spinning Plate Monsters!

Spinning Plate Monsters!

Leaping Lineout Bubble Catchers!, what do you expect when you provide circus entertainment for a PTA fundraiser at a Rugby Club, but wait, there was more, Spinning Safety Stewards, Mauling Plate Monsters , Bouncing Bubble Catchers and more fun that you could shake a referees whistle at.

Come and join us at the European Juggling Convention 2019 August 3rd to the 11th

Come and join us at the European Juggling Convention 2019 August 3rd to the 11th

Delighted to have been asked to put together a formidable team of trainers for the worlds largest range of workshops for the Western Arts Village at this amazing event , come along for the day or for the whole nine days of workshops and circus shows . Please see www.ejc2019.org for more details.

Have a look at the range of skills you can learn!

Here be Dragons!

Here be Dragons!

Captain Percival Knott partook of a Dragons Quest at a stately park this forenoon, tea was drunk, trenches were dug and Dragons were found! Can you dance like a Dragon? Can you sound the Dragons Horn! much fun and mischief was had all around.

With Dragon Shows and Walkabouts from The Explorer, storytelling of “The Dragons Breathe “ from international story teller Francis Maxey and fantastic family Dragon Balloon Workshops conducted by champion balloon modeler Russell Wells and Andy Horobin!

In your Easter bonnet! With all the frills upon it!

Easter shenanigans with Charlie Bubbles conquering up the magic of Easter with music from the hits , a hand in helping make everyone a bonnet and of course a fun interactive bubble workshop and giant bubble display for everyone.

Dinosaurs! We seek them here! We seek then there! Captain Percival Knott at your service!

Dinosaurs! We seek them here! We seek then there! Captain Percival Knott at your service!

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Oh No! Knott the Explorer had the great pleasure of appearing with Dinomania for a Day with Dinosaurs here in South Wales, the town centre was packed with families, we led a dinosaur hunt in the Indoor Market, did and Explorer Show on how to tell the difference between a Dinosaur and a Dragon! and then went hunting out on the streets looking for those pesky Dinosaurs with Dinosaur quizzes and prizes galore.

The Explorer was enormous fun and the families loved the interaction, the quizzes and the great prizes, Thank you so much .
— Alli Briant. Yllman Llanelli

The Deeply Dangerous Show and Circus Punks

The Deeply Dangerous Show and Circus Punks

Delighted to be able to work with the talented crew and Community Directors and Producers of No Fit State Circus to produce a customised Circus Steam Punk Knife Throwing Act with the talented Mr Francis Maxey for a recent show at the HQ of Circus in Wales. Circus in Barry

The Sizzling Scintillating Angie Sylvia ! Lasso Spinning Star

The Sizzling Scintillating Angie Sylvia ! Lasso Spinning Star

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my workshop with Pete was more than I could ever ask for! I learnt so many different tricks with lasso and the whip in just 2 hours! Definitely recommend to learn from him! The hospitality from him and his wife was so amazing! She made the most amazing dinner and food to bring with me for my journey back to London “
— Angie S , Dancer, Actor, Fire Performer

Angie jumped on the Megabus from London to Cardiff and we wafted her off to the wilds of Barrybados where we trained her not only in how to spin and throw and lasso but to crack a whip too! We can’t wait to see what this talented Dancer , Actress and Fire and Burlesque Performer does with her new found skills.

Getting in a spin !

Getting in a spin !

It appears that the epicentre of lasso training is in South Wales! :-)

The fact that it’s only a couple of hours from London attracted two talented performers, Kate and Sophie who wanted to add lasso spinning to their skill set, so they joined us for an enjoyable afternoon of fun and games!

Hi Pete,
Just wanted to thank you so very much for your generosity, giggles and training today. What a wonderful time and we are thrilled we can now spin a rope. I will be practicing to get it much better and hope to learn more.

The time just flew by and you and the guys couldn’t have been nicer company. You are such a natural and fun teacher. We so hope we can see you all again.

My job involves a lot of smiling but I don’t always feel like it’s a true smile as we all do I guess. Today I laughed so much as well as learnt such a coveted skill (all be it knowing full well that I am very much at the beginning). Laughs are like gold dust so thank you for something I can’t always truly feel.
We love that we have some lovely new pals.
— Kate H Cos Productions

A Cracking Corporate Workshop

A Cracking Corporate Workshop

When one of the UKs’ top training organisations has a Train the Trainer day we were delighted to provide a much needed Energiser Circus Skills workshop in the lovely surrounds of St Pierre Golf Club and Country Hotel

That was exactly what the delegates needed! professional, fun, polished, challenging, engaging, entusiastic aand did I mention the fun they had?
— CW HR Director SmartSol.com

Guided by the light!

Guided by the light!

For the fifth year running we were delighted to provide 4 hours of circus workshops for groups of Guides and Brownies who all achieved their Circus Skills Badges .

With our own especially written approved programme for the Scouts and Guides they had a range of activities to choose from :

object balancing and club swinging

  • diabolo

  • devilstick

  • juggling with three or more items (scarves, rings, balls, clubs)

  • lasso

  • plate spinning

  • stilt walking

  • tumbling

  • unicycling

  • yo-yo

  • balloon modelling

  • cigar boxes etc

  • and all were able to demonstrate three skills and took a part in a show at the end.

Albert Stumblemore steps out ..

The Headmaster of Bogwarts roamed the quadrangles of Llanelli in celebration of his schools’ arch rivals star pupil Harry Potter.

Arriving in a veteran Ford Anglia, Harry was soon joined by a whole host of likely looking characters and made merry with mythical spells and mystery moves.

An incredibly popular day of fun, with hundreds and hundreds of people young and old turning up to be involved in photo shoots and parades.

The Wild Wild Sunset Circus with Citrus Pips / Arts

An innovative, enthusiastic circus company Citrus Arts have founded a youth circus group in Pontypridd called Citrus Pips and we were delighted to be asked to be part of an extraordinary community circus day in partnership with The Bike Shop to put on a day enjoyed by hundreds.

Our Western Skills workshops was just a small part of a full range of activities Citrus Pips provided with all the junior members either facilitating or teaching a whole range of skills culminating in a illuminated bike ride , fire sculpture and circus show,

A Western Skills Master Class

A Western Skills Master Class

Delighted to provide a sell out Western Skills course at Upside Down Circus in Cardiff.

Our lead instructor is an international whip cracking champion , award winning circus performer and European Whip Cracking Association, Master Trainer. He has taught over a thousand circus performers, actors, celebrities, jugglers and western skills fans all over the world, knife throwing, whip cracking, gun spinning and lasso .

Later on this year, look out for a Performance Whip Cracking Master Class back at Upside Down Circus and workshops from Peter and friends at The British Juggling Convention in April and the European Juggling Convention in August where he is co-ordinating and teaching at Europes’ biggest EJC Western Skills Village.

Come on Down!! www.BJC2019.co.uk, wwwEJC2019.org for more details.

The Ty Hafan Big Top Ball

The Ty Hafan Big Top Ball

Delighted to be asked to host, compere and be the auctioneer for the prestigious annual Big Top charity ball for Wales’ Ty Hafan Childrens’ Hospice at the Exchange Hotel in Cardiff, 300+ guests enjoyed fantastic surroundings, glorious food and drink, two kinds of auctions that raised thousands of pounds, finished off with a cabaret show from the Ringmaster and a superb band. A hat tip to Russell Wells from Pick N Mix Circus for a fiery welcome and his famous stilted balloon modelling.