LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS... welcome to the big top blog of Douglas McPherson, author of CIRCUS MANIA, the book described by Gerry Cottle as "A passionate and up-to-date look at the circus and its people."

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Circus Mania Launch

For Circus Mania Launch Party

Douglas McPherson (centre) with Gerry Cottle (L)
and Dr Haze from the Circus of Horrors
at the launch party for Circus Mania
Peter Owen Publishers have announced that Circus Mania! - The Ultimate Book For Anyone Who Dreamed Of Running Away With The Circus will be launched to press and public at Circus Space in London on World Circus Day, April 17.

Circus Space is, of course, the UK’s foremost circus training and rehearsal space and is situated in an amazingly atmospheric former Victorian electricity generating station in hip and happening Hoxton.

The launch party will be in the foyer, which has huge windows opening onto the towering Combustion Chamber and Generating Chamber training spaces, so expect to be surrounded by people on the trapeze and tightrope. We‘re also expecting a big turnout of circus folk from some of Britain‘s best known circuses.

The event is free to the public, so just roll up, roll up on the day if you’d like to buy a copy of Circus Mania! and have it signed by yours truly, the author, or any number of the people in the book who are likely to be in attendance.

Certificate from Princess Stephanie
for participating in the first World Circus Day
with the launch of Circus Mania
The party will be late afternoon and early evening on April 17, which is a Saturday. The exact time will be announced shortly, so check this space for details nearer the time.

With six weeks of circus events, films and talks running concurrently at the Roundhouse Circus Fest in April and May, London will be buzzing with circus stars and fans, so the launch couldn’t come at a more timely juncture.

I hope to see you there (Clown shoes, red noses, stilts and custard pies strictly optional!)

2014 Update: Click here to read the behind-the-scenes juggling that went into the Circus Mania launch party.