Carny Ville - alternative circus event
- One Saturday early this October I got an email from a friend who
creates weird & wonderful festival stages and structures. He said if
I was near Bristol that evening to come to the Carny Ville, a kind of
'alt-circus' event being held in an abandoned firestation complex in
the heart of the city.
I was in London but my youngest son's uni accommodation was one block
from there - so I headed down and we both went to the event.
It was - well, spectacular is one word for it. Also weird and cool. I
took loads of shots but I've only just started stitching them
together. Here's the first:
What with the wall-walking girls half-way up the building, the
creeping and stilt-walking 'creatures' wandering through the crowd
(although not in this shot), and the utterly strange ringmaster
directing everything, it felt a little like being in something
Quentin Tarantino or David Lynch might have dreamed up.