Last Saturday, January 9th, all the way back in 1768 Philip Astley staged the first modern circus in London.
As a mini celebration I spent Saturday night watching circus themed films (Big Fish is a good one) and eating candy floss (yes, I have a candy floss machine, I’m not sure why either)
I love Circus style. It conjurs up images of top hats, corsets, feathers and sequins, but all with a dark and sinister edge. The HBO series Carnivale is the perfect example, if you haven’t seen it you really should.