Photo of the day by Brian Anderson

Zippos Circus is back on the road for with a nationwide Big Top 2019 tour – The Magnificent Top Hat – celebrating 21 years since Ringmaster Norman Barrett first appeared at Zippos Circus. Known to be the World’s Greatest Ringmaster, and holder of the Guinness World Record for the longest serving Ringmaster, Norman will present a spectacle like no other as astonishing acrobats and aerialists, amazing contortionists, clever comics and daredevil motorcyclists come together for this year’s magnificent production.

The thrilling Brazilian Lucius Team of five motorcyclists in the famous Globe of Death will take centre stage plus, returning by popular demand, is Paulo Dos Santos– a brilliant 3 foot 6 inches tall showman, acrobat and martial artist. They will be joined by a colourful troupe of artists from all around the world including foot jugglers, Kenyan tumblers, Cuban Springboard acrobats, knife throwers, contortionists and dancers.

Zippos Circus will be on tour across the UK from Thursday 4th April to the end of October 2019. Tickets for the two hour show (with interval) start from just £9 for adults (15 years and over) and £7.50 for children. Kids under 2 go free if they don’t occupy a seat.

Advance booking is recommended – book online and check tour dates at


Dial-a-Seat tel: 0871 210 2100 (calls cost 10p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)

The Photojournalism of Brian Anderson


Queens Park:

Tuesday 11th June – 7.30pm only – Preview Show
Wednesday 12th June – 5pm & 7.30pm  + Free Open House at 11am
Thursday 13th June –  5pm & 7.30pm
Friday 14th June – 5pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 15th June – 3pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 16th June-  12noon & 3pm

Rail: Mount Florida, Crosshill or Queens Park (10 mins)
Buses 34, 28, 38A, 45, 47, 57, 75
Car-parking nearby

Victoria Park:

Tuesday 18th June – 7.30pm only – Preview Show
Wednesday 19th June – 5pm & 7.30pm  + Free Open House at 11am
Thursday 20th June –  5pm & 7.30pm
Friday 21st June – 5pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 22nd June – 3pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 23rd June – 12noon & 3pm

Buses: 9, 42, 44D, 62, 64
Car Parking nearby