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Wednesday 15 May 2013
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A festival with a fancy dress theme isn’t too hand to come by these days, but Hertfordshire’s Standon Calling has taken having Running Away From The Circus to a whole new level this year.

This year not only gives opportunity for a sea or bearded ladies, clowns, tigers and ringmasters, but for an actual on-site circus with the Standon Calling big top showcasing live circus acts. Want to run away with the circus but not accustom to the skills of fire juggling, rope walking or illusion? Never fear as they’ll be work shops to teach you the art of becoming a fully fledged circus performer!

There’s also an on-site pub, The Strongman’s Arms, which will host sessions including the Science of Building a Human Pyramid, the Art of Whipping, Conquer Your Fear of Clowns, Art Macabre Life Drawing and a Circus Smell Safari.

But as the night creeps in take a trip to the forest freaks where the dark underbelly of the circus is revealed as the lunatics that entertain during the day let their collective hair down, indulge in their dreams and offer a variety of nocturnal entertainment.

The Line-up this year’s shaping up to be a good one too with the likes of De La Soul, AlunaGeorge, The Skints, Gentlemen’s Dub Club, The Correspondents, London Afrobeat Collective and DJ Yoda featuring the Trans Siberian Marching Band!

Check it all out here!

STANDON CALLING FESTIVAL // HERETFORDSHIRE // 2nd – 4th AUGUST 2013 //TICKETS FROM £99 (This one’s selling out fast though so be quick t’be sure)