Britain’s ‘newest and coolest circus’ set to wow visitors at Valentines Park

PUBLISHED: 11:00 11 September 2014

Members of Circus Fantasia, who are performing in Valentine's Park this week. [Picture: Circus Fantasia]

Members of Circus Fantasia, who are performing in Valentine's Park this week. [Picture: Circus Fantasia]


Prepare to be astounded by the antics of acrobats and trapeze artists at a family-friendly show.

Circus Fantasia, described by its members as Britain’s “newest and coolest circus,” is coming to Valentines Park, Ilford, this week with an array of acts to entertain audiences.

One of the highlights will be a performance by Simon de Ville, who will attempt a “dental spin” on the trapeze – quite simply spinning while hanging on by his teeth.

For this, he has practised between three and five times a day, for just a few minutes at a time.

Another star of the show will be Anya, who will demonstrate her juggling skills and also perform an aerial silks presentation.

In addition, there will be acrobatic acts, courtesy of the Big Bike Family and Zuma Zuma.

But it wouldn’t be a circus without a clown, so Roman the Crazy Clown will be coming along to entertain families.

More laughs will be provided by the Stefanyuk family, who will perform “crazy antics” on a trampoline.

Circus Fantasia was founded in 2013 and boasts the youngest circus director in Britain.

Katy Wetherby, from the circus, said: “At Circus Fantasia there is something for everyone, whether you are two or 92.

“All of our performers have worked hard to bring you the show, with many hours of practice each day and dedication to their set of skills.”

The circus will be in the park in Cranbrook Road, Ilford, for four days.

The show, lasting one hour and 45 minutes, will start at 6pm today and tomorrow.

On Saturday there will be performances at noon, 3pm and 6pm and on Sunday there will be performances at noon and 3pm.

Bookings can be made by calling 0844 888 9991 or by visiting

For more information on Circus Fantasia, you can visit their Facebook page.

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