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How to take a stunning circus photograph

August 3, 2012
Author: Guest

Paul Williams, staff photographer at the St Austell Voice, gives some technical background on how he captured this stunning shot of Sage Cushman of NoFit State Circus as part of the BIANCO show at Eden. Please note that Paul is a professional photographer and, unfortunately, members of the public are not permitted to take photos [...]

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Behind the scenes at the circus rehearsals

July 13, 2012
Author: Tom

We’re getting really excited here at Eden because NoFit State Circus has rolled into town and is now rehearsing for the brand new spectacular, BIANCO, which will be performed over the school summer holidays between 28 July and 2 September 2012. You can browse beautiful photos, book tickets and meet the cast members on the [...]

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How to make your own juggling balls

July 29, 2011
Author: Guest

Recycle unwanted pieces of fabric to create and customise your own juggling balls! Stuff you need: Material – cotton is best because it doesn’t stretch. Use an old item of clothing or bedding – the more colourful the better! Cardboard Ruler Scissors Sewing machine – if you don’t have access to one you can always do it [...]

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How to make your own mini circus costumes

July 19, 2011
Author: Tom

Run away with the circus with these funny costumes. Become an amazing acrobat, a super strongman or a comical clown. You could then let your imagination run riot and design your own costumes! Stuff you need a picture of your face (or someone else’s face) a colour printer to print off the templates (PDF) and [...]

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How to make your own wobbly circus performers

July 14, 2011
Author: Tom

NoFit State Circus will be at Eden this summer performing BIANCO, and you can make your own mini circus at home with these balancing replicas! Amaze your friends and family with these wobbly circus performers that cleverly balance on the tip of your finger, or pretty much anything else. Making one is very simple… Stuff you need [...]

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Circus jargon buster: know your cloud swing from your Chinese pole

June 28, 2011
Author: Tom

There are loads of exciting acts and weird and wonderful equipment at the circus, but they often go under unusual names. With circus season fast approaching at Eden, we thought we’d give you a run down of the kind of lingo used by circus folk. Read the jargon buster below so that you can tell what’s what [...]

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