The Travelling Circus is on its way to Elephant & Castle for the winter, and it promises a non-stop party.
Transforming Mercato Metropolitano from November 14, this festival takeover has been coordinated by Rob and Josie da Bank, the brains behind Bestival and Camp Bestival. If you know anything about Bestival, this will be pretty big news – and you’ll also understand that this can only mean one thing: an outrageous party. The difference is, this one will last almost three months rather than just a weekend (camping not included).
You can expect circus-themed decor and props, including waltzer seats and festoon lighting, as well as stages hosting live performers from all over the world. Most notably, Circus Raj from Jaipur in India, who are a group of elite street circus performers. There’ll be acrobats, sword swallowers, contortionists, comics and live music – and plenty of oohs and ahhs.
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Of course Mercato Metropolitano’s usual food and drink offerings won’t be going anywhere, so you can scoff on all your favourite street food dishes as you immersive yourself in the circus vibes.
The Travelling Circus will be at Mercato Metropolitano from November 14 until February 1, 2020.
Also published on Medium.