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Fun acts - the circus Fantasia is in Rochford

Fun acts - the circus Fantasia is in Rochford

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A NEW circus is heading into south Essex next week.

Circus Fantasia will be in the field opposite the Anne Boleyn Pub in Southend Road, Rochford, from Tuesday until Sunday.

Acts include juggler Anya and a crazy clown called Roman.

The Big Bike Family from Ukraine will give an acrobatic performance while high in the roof of the Big Top, Simon Deville will perform his death defying trapeze act.

The circus, which doesn’t feature animals, is suitable for all the family.

For more information on times and ticket prices go to www.facebook.com/circus fantasia and book at www.ticketline. co.uk or call the box office on 0844 ýý Fun acts – the Circus Fantasia is in Rochford 8889991.

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8:06am Mon 11 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Yup, we all seen the fly posters stuck up on empty shop windows and various other spots.
Yup, we all seen the fly posters stuck up on empty shop windows and various other spots. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 8

8:39am Mon 11 Aug 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Already negitive stupid comments Good luck to the circus and hope everybody has a good time
Already negitive stupid comments Good luck to the circus and hope everybody has a good time CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 0

9:49am Mon 11 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

Whats a circus without animals ?
Whats a circus without animals ? Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: 4

9:52am Mon 11 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Already negitive stupid comments Good luck to the circus and hope everybody has a good time
Maybe you would like all the posters stuck up near you, then left to make the area unsightly where do you live and i will send all the people round that post these up in empty shops, phone boxes, telegraph poles and anywhere they like.
Most businesses pay good money to advertise through correct channels, why do circuses and stunt shows feel they deserve freebies and deface to the towns they are appearing in ?
[quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Already negitive stupid comments Good luck to the circus and hope everybody has a good time[/p][/quote]Maybe you would like all the posters stuck up near you, then left to make the area unsightly where do you live and i will send all the people round that post these up in empty shops, phone boxes, telegraph poles and anywhere they like. Most businesses pay good money to advertise through correct channels, why do circuses and stunt shows feel they deserve freebies and deface to the towns they are appearing in ? Robin Reliant
  • Score: 18

11:07am Mon 11 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

Oh. Thought it was talking about Basildon Council after a quick look at the headline on the 'front' page.

As you were.....
Oh. Thought it was talking about Basildon Council after a quick look at the headline on the 'front' page. As you were..... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 5

12:23pm Mon 11 Aug 14

emcee says...

Absolutely love the circus and what it stands for. Bare roots entertainment at its best. Not exactly cheap these days, though, and the circus will never have the atmosphere it once did. I've seen them all come and go (or shrink) over the years, Billy Smarts, Robert Brothers, Gerry Cottles, Chipperfields... Is it me or are the "big tops" not so big any more. In those days you had a group of clowns, not just one, and a whole troupe of 6 or 8 acrobats and trapeze artistes, not just singles or pairs. Oh, and there was always you obligatory "little" person.
Still, even though this article is a blatent advert, I will forgive the Echo this time because any tradition like the circus should be supported.
Absolutely love the circus and what it stands for. Bare roots entertainment at its best. Not exactly cheap these days, though, and the circus will never have the atmosphere it once did. I've seen them all come and go (or shrink) over the years, Billy Smarts, Robert Brothers, Gerry Cottles, Chipperfields... Is it me or are the "big tops" not so big any more. In those days you had a group of clowns, not just one, and a whole troupe of 6 or 8 acrobats and trapeze artistes, not just singles or pairs. Oh, and there was always you obligatory "little" person. Still, even though this article is a blatent advert, I will forgive the Echo this time because any tradition like the circus should be supported. emcee
  • Score: 4

12:59pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Purplepaulajane says...

The previous one has only just left, who is going to want to go twice in a matter if weeks ????
The previous one has only just left, who is going to want to go twice in a matter if weeks ???? Purplepaulajane
  • Score: -1

1:09pm Mon 11 Aug 14

emcee says...

Purplepaulajane wrote:
The previous one has only just left, who is going to want to go twice in a matter if weeks ????
Different acts, maybe?
Foe example, it is no different to the days of variety theatre when people used to go every week, sometimes more often.
Another example, just because you watched TV today, does it mean you will not want to watch tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]Purplepaulajane[/bold] wrote: The previous one has only just left, who is going to want to go twice in a matter if weeks ????[/p][/quote]Different acts, maybe? Foe example, it is no different to the days of variety theatre when people used to go every week, sometimes more often. Another example, just because you watched TV today, does it mean you will not want to watch tomorrow. emcee
  • Score: 4

2:53pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

Not surprised there are no animals, baring in mind where it is located - the noise of the planes taking off to Groningen will cause a stampede
Not surprised there are no animals, baring in mind where it is located - the noise of the planes taking off to Groningen will cause a stampede Controversial1
  • Score: 0

3:16pm Mon 11 Aug 14

heartbeat says...

Now listen for I have something to say wrote:
Whats a circus without animals ?
The only sort of circus I'd want to support is without animals! After reading horror stories about the awful lives lots of circus animals are subjected to, including the Echo article/seeing the photos of the elephants being badly beaten while they were at Rochford a few years ago I will never again part with money for circus tickets if there are animals involved.
[quote][p][bold]Now listen for I have something to say[/bold] wrote: Whats a circus without animals ?[/p][/quote]The only sort of circus I'd want to support is without animals! After reading horror stories about the awful lives lots of circus animals are subjected to, including the Echo article/seeing the photos of the elephants being badly beaten while they were at Rochford a few years ago I will never again part with money for circus tickets if there are animals involved. heartbeat
  • Score: 52

5:39pm Mon 11 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

heartbeat wrote:
Now listen for I have something to say wrote:
Whats a circus without animals ?
The only sort of circus I'd want to support is without animals! After reading horror stories about the awful lives lots of circus animals are subjected to, including the Echo article/seeing the photos of the elephants being badly beaten while they were at Rochford a few years ago I will never again part with money for circus tickets if there are animals involved.
You should visit some Essex slaughterhouses, if your worried by the treatment of animals, there are daily horrors, nice piece of meat...
[quote][p][bold]heartbeat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Now listen for I have something to say[/bold] wrote: Whats a circus without animals ?[/p][/quote]The only sort of circus I'd want to support is without animals! After reading horror stories about the awful lives lots of circus animals are subjected to, including the Echo article/seeing the photos of the elephants being badly beaten while they were at Rochford a few years ago I will never again part with money for circus tickets if there are animals involved.[/p][/quote]You should visit some Essex slaughterhouses, if your worried by the treatment of animals, there are daily horrors, nice piece of meat... sesibollox
  • Score: -2

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