Dumbo film inspires circus action in Lewes


The circus came to town on Sunday as Lewes Junior Film Club met to show Dumbo at the All Saints Centre.

The classic 1941 Disney film inspired the organisers to dress up in clowns’ costumes and the audience was treated to a painted red nose upon arrival, writes Emma Yeomans.

Circus Pearls, the circus skills group based at the All Saints Centre, showcased some of their young talent with a two part performance involving aerial trapezes, silks and hammocks. Despite the young age of some of their performers, all demonstrated amazing ability, flipping and twirling high in the air.

A troop of clowns taught the audience the Pink Elephant song from the film, accompanied by flute, trombone, guitar and plenty of horns, whistles and bells.

Of course, no circus would be complete without a parade of animals so the children were invited to bring their favourite soft toy for a carnival procession around the hall and in front of the projector beam creating lovely silhouettes on the screen.

We’ve had a wonderful year, but sadly this is the last event of 2013. Lewes Junior Film Club will begin again on February 9 for a showing of the film Thunderbirds Are Go!

For information regarding aerial skills classes contact persephone.pearl@gmail.com or call 07960 794408.