There is always a shift in energy when the paint brushes come out. The new Art Department is coming on leaps and bounds as we fast forward into spring. It is a glorious time of the year with longer days, temperatures in double digits and colour returning to the landscape. And where better than at Fennells Farm.
Why don’t you let your imagination run wild and write a short story? Create a legend from the deep, or a tale of a heroine lost at sea and enter our creative writing competition based on the theme ‘Any Port in a Storm’.
We have our first round of production meetings next week which we are all very excited about. It is when the creative juices really start to flow, the meat is added to the bones and thoughts tumble onto paper.
It happens every year. The clocks go back and the nights draw in. But it still comes as a shock to the system. And being typically British, it becomes a much loved topic of conversation. The US Election? Bah. Brexit? Tosh. Nothing creates a furrowed brow as much as the annual nose dive into the long dark evenings.
We've done London, all three weeks, and it was a blast! We welcomed families, friends, actors, actresses, models, students, comedians, school groups, photographers, disadvantaged youngsters and proud parents.
Our 2016 tour, The Painted Wagon opened at home, Fennells Farm on Friday 13th May 2016. Since then we have performed 72 shows, our burgundy wagons, and troupe have rolled through Sudeley Castle, Daylesford Organic Farm Park, Blenheim Palace and Oxford University Parks and have now arrived in the big city.
Horses have been a constant and integral part of Giffords Circus since we began in 2000. They have dazzled and pleased audiences year after year, and continue to be a much loved part of the show. And our Giffords Circus family.
If anyone has driven past Fennells Farm recently, they will have noticed the Giffords Circus horses having a well-earned break. These lovely geldings and stallions have been out since the 28th September and will be on holiday until the end of the Christmas break when they will start on the preparations for next seasons tour “The Painted Wagon”.