Circus coming to town for free event in Bassendean

Bassendean Mayor John Gangell with Bizircus artists Beth Sheldon and Ross Vegas. Picture: April Ward Photography
Bassendean Mayor John Gangell with Bizircus artists Beth Sheldon and Ross Vegas. Picture: April Ward Photography

BASSENDEAN’S BIC Reserve will be transformed into a circus village this month.

Circus Town, a free event, will include performances from some of Perth’s highly skilled circus artists including Bizircus, Candy Girls, Mr Ricochet, Magnus Danger Magnus, Kinetica and Little Miss Squeezebox.

Adding to the line-up of performers is female accordionist Nikki Dagostino as Little Miss Squeezebox.

The carnival-style event will also comprise a variety of circus workshops open to all ages to get involved with and join the fun with the folks from Circus Challenge.

Residents can have a go at juggling, stilt walking, plate spinning, unicycle, bumper ball, acrobatics, hula-hoops and circus craft.

Children will be able to get creative with Bassendean’s own Community Art Group, Fibrant where they can make pop-up clowns, tumbling jesters and create circus tents with materials such as bamboo, papasans, trellis and colourful fabrics.

Town of Bassendean Mayor John Gangell said the event was exciting for the area and would add to the vibrancy and colour.

“I am especially excited by the opportunities an event such as this presents for our community to experience something different,” he said.

Hosted by the flamboyant Magnus Danger Magnus, there will be two 30-minute shows. The first show on at 2pm and again at 4pm will showcase the Candy Girls and Mr Ricochet.

The second show on at 3pm and again at 5pm will feature Bizircus.

Circus Town is on Saturday November 21 from 2pm – 6pm at BIC Reserve, near the Civic Gardens off Wilson Street and Guildford Road, Bassendean. Visit www.bas-sendean.wa.gov.au, call 9377 8000 or email events@ bassendean.wa.gov.au.