Pirate Captain Perilous Pete at your service!
“ We had more fun here than we did Benidorm! “
Qualified, Circus Trainers, CRB/DBS, Equity, Full PLI and Fire Insurance. A hat tip and credit to the fabulous whip cracking circus performer Syvia Roast for the profile photo.
Workshops , Shows and Competitions Galore
If you'd like your own slice of Circus Pie in you town, city or County Show please don't hesitate to contact Peter on 07875 826773 or email him at email@example.com
250 years ago this year Philip Astley founded what was to become circus as we know it, with his performance ring the perfect size for performing horses , with his cast of tumblers, high wire walkers and jugglers he developed a popular entertainment media that had world wide appeal and that has now deverloped into the moderm animal free circus that we all know and love these days .
21st February sees another of A Handful of Hats increasingly popular Circus Workshops opening for free events across the UK in the town centre of Llanelli in South Wales, starting at 12pm it will be rounded off by a circus show in the towns' library from 2.30pm - 3pm. Amongst the cast of enertainers during the day will be the famous Thomas Trilby and Steve Chaos as the Dapper Chappies with their glorious stilted bikes and juggling fun, face painters , a fairground, Alf 5 foot of Fun Street Magic and Russell from Pick N Mix Circus offering his fantastic balloon creations. Come along , join in the fun .
Delighted to be able to get back in the saddle and help out at the Western Skills Festival I founded in 2015. I'll be helping run the Whip Cracking Competitions and workshops, with a new organising committee it's moved from Black Hills of Wales to the Plains of Northampton to a larger venue that will provide totally seperate Whip Cracking and Knife Throwing Ranges together with a whole host of fun and workshops in a full range of Western Skills. Thanks to the generosity of old and new whip cracking friends and makers across the world we will be offering a range of quality whips and training DVDs as prizes.
So shake off those winter blues and get yourself down to join in the fun and learn some new skills .
WESTERN SKILLS FESTIVAL 2018 NORTHAMPTON UK ,
10TH AND 11TH FEBRUARY 2018
TWO DAYS OF RIP ROARIING FUN AND INSTRUCTION!
4th year running, bigger and better than ever before with a new larger venue.
• WHIP CRACKING WORKSHOPS, with free to use loaner whips and safety kit, for Beginners and Performance Workshop plus Competition Skills Workshops with the UK's only National and International Performance and Competition Champion.
WHIP CRACKING COMPETITIONS , ACCURACY , FAST DRAW, SKEET SHOOTING, CANDLE SNUFFING CASH PRIZE CHALLENGE. PRIZE WHIPS TO BE WON FROM THE LEADING WHIP MAKERS AROUND THE WORLD. PLUS SIMON MARTIN TUTORIAL DVDS AND RIC BOYD FALLS.
• KNIFE / AXE THROWING WORKSHOPS FOR ALL LEVELS WITH INTERNATIONAL LEVEL INSTRUCTORS .
• COME AND TRY THE BIG BROTHER AXES AND MEET THE TEACHERS.
• KNIFE THROWING COMPETITIONS WITH CASH PRIZES
• LASSO SPINNING AND TRICK ROPING
• GUN SPINNING
• EXPERT BULLRIDING TUTION AND COMPETITIONS.
• ARCHERY workshops for all
• INTRODUCTION TO NYLON WHIP PLAITING & MAKING CRACKERS
• INTRODUCTION TO LEATHERWORK
• ITEMS FOR SALE E.G. WHIPS / KNIVES / LEATHER SHEATHS
• SATURDAY EVENING PARTY WITH LINE DANCING (BRING YOUR OWN DRINK)
• INSTANT WHIP WORKSHOP (+£18 FOR MATERIALS BUT TAKE THE WHIP YOU'VE MADE HOME - LAST TICKET SALE FOR THIS 2nd FEB)
Just £50 for the whole weekend of fun or £68 with fabulous food
Day tickets £30 or £40 with food. Free tea and coffee!!
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR OR ON LINE , for more info please see: http://westernskillsfesti.wixsite.com/westernskillsuk
The visits and appointments are all over for this year, time for us to buckle down and finish off that last minute packing, polish the sleigh and parctice our landing techniques, we'll be in your area very soon now and hope you are all receive what you wish for with good health and happiness for all.
Traced back through the mists and myths of time, from Odin and the Norse Legends , Spirit of Christmas Past , the Dutch Sinterklaas and St Nicholas himself, the Green Santa embodies all the warm friendly elements of this special time of year.
He re-appeared this year at Bryngawr Country Park in a special bower, a real green alternative to the modern red Santa Claus, based on an original interpretation of past Christmases , perfect in this woodland glade or just as at home in a stately home, it was a charming start to Christmas celebrations.
A great honour to be asked to provide a Christmas Circus Workshop again this year for the hundreds of children attending The Royal Mint Christmas Party. It filled the biggest hall in one of the biggest Leisure Centres in Wales (Peter taught some of the centres' managers in his sport lecturing days so it was great to catch up with them as well.)
"Charlie Christmas " spread even more joy over November up in Tonypandy in the Rhondda Valleys, famous as the site of the first International Rugby match between England and Wales this once bustling mining town rang with christmas tunes and giggles galore as Mr Bubbles as " Charlie Christmas", challenged the children and adults alike, to see who could make the most and biggest bubbles while he checked who had been naughty and who had been nice.
Pontypridd Town Centre resounded to the sounds of Christmas tunes and happy laughter this November as Charlie Christmas rode his interactive Musical Christmas Bubble Workshop through the High Street, stopping often to gather a crowd, have a Christmas Quiz, check who's been good, give out prizes and make many many bubbles with the help of his Christmas Elves.
Having seen the media training we did for the launch of new The Kingsman film , The Magnificent Seven and their friend Joel Hicks, their theme was " More Danger!"
So we came up with a melange of circus skills, a ladle full of western skills, a large dollop of zombie apocalypse sauce, a pinch of secret agent skills and just a smidgen of downright silly fun stuff to make sure their weekend away was truly memorable.