national circus

“Do you have any idea what my home life was like? Growing up with six sisters who looked *exactly* like me? It was like I didn’t even have my own name. I joined the circus because I was scared of spending the rest of my life as part of a matched set. At least I’m different now. Circus freak is a compliment!”

I loved Ty Lee with her chi-blocking fighting style! 

the beautiful special edition of The Night Circus with the beautiful Mafra Library!


11 years ago I visited this beautiful place, the Palace of Mafra but back then we weren’t allowed to take any sort of photos. I was a sad 14 year old because it was amazing, especially that library, and I couldn’t take pictures! This year I went back there and this time I could take pics! :D So yeah, I killed my thirst for pics :P AND OF COURSE I COULDN’T MISS A CHANCE TO TAKE PHOTOS OF MY COPY OF THE NIGHT CIRCUS WITH THE LIBRARY AS A BACKDROP! 

Everyone needs a pick-me-up on a Monday.

#circusartsdegree graduates @leeroybmt @berendamico @dan_handstand @barelymethodical_troupe 🎥: @ellarobsonguilfoyle

Remember Handstand Conditioning is at 1pm on Tuesdays and the class is £7 if you’re on one of our courses. Come on down 🤸🏾‍♀️🤸🏼‍♂️nationalcircus.org.uk/fitness

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“Keep rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ uggg!”
Not gonna lie, this hurt after a break… see story for the bruise 😜 (at National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA))

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Circus vocabulary in Finnish

Originally posted by yodiscrepo

Based on @talen-en-regendagen‘s vocabulary list.

Sirkus - circus
Kiertävä sirkus - travelling circus
Sirkus Finlandia - the national circus of Finland
Teltta - tent
Maneesi, areena - manege, arena
Kiertue - tour
Näytös - show
Ohjelma - program
Numero - act
Vetonaula, nähtävyys - attraction
Lippu - ticket
(Istuma)paikka - seat
Popkorni - popcorn
Yleisö, katsojat - audience
Esiintyjä - performer
Sirkustirehtööri - circus director
Orkesteri - orchestra
Sirkustaiteilija - circus artist
Akrobaatti - acrobat
Klovni, pelle - clown
Tulennielijä - fire eater
Tulenpuhaltaja - fire spitter
Taikuri - magician
Kesyttäjä - animal trainer, tamer
Eläin - animal
Nuorallakävelijä - tight rope walker
Jonglööri - juggler
Trapetsitaiteilija - the trapeze artist
Puku - costume
Jonglöörata - to juggle
Kesyttää - to train (an animal)
Katsoa - to watch
Ihailla - to admire
Nauraa - to laugh
Taputtaa, antaa aploodit - to applaud
Buuata - to boo
Hauska - funny
Vaarallinen - dangerous
Vakuuttava - impressive
Henkeäsalpaava - breathtaking

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These beautiful advertisements for ‘Portraits Of An Icon’ at National Portrait Gallery have been spotted in tube stations around London.

The top photo was taken by me at Piccadilly Circus. The bottom shot was taken by Terence Pepper at Charing Cross.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits Of An Icon is showing at National Portrait Gallery until 18th October. Don’t miss it!

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More straps! Some @pirilee in the background… I told him to look pretty for the video… 🤡 #splits #legday (at National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA))

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Contortion handstand - split into double stag 🦌
#handstand #contortion #cirqueway (at National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA))

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Tunis:

146 BCE - Romans sack Tunis. 

698 CE - Al-Zaytuna Mosque founded.

737 - Ez-Zitouna Madrassa founded.

902 - City becomes capital of Ifriqiya.

945 - Kharijite insurgents occupy city.

1159 - Almohads in power; Tunis becomes capital city.

1229 - Hafsids in power.

1230 - Kasbah Mosque built.

1252 - Al Haoua Mosque built.

1270 - Louis IX of France takes power.

1320 - Bab el Khadra built./1350 - Bab Saadoun built.

1534 - Conquest of Tunis by Hayreddin Barbarossa; Ottomans in power.

1535 - Conquest of Tunis by Spanish Empire. Fortress built at La Goulette.

1574 - Conquest of Tunis by Ottoman Empire.

1624 - Soubhan Allah Mosque built. 

1631 - Youssef Dey Mosque established.

1655 - Hammouda Pacha Mosque built.

1692 - Sidi Mahrez Mosque built.

1710 - Bab Jazira Mosque built.

1726 - El Jedid Mosque built.

1756 - Algerians capture Tunis.

1811 - Rebellion.

1813 - Sabkha Mosque restored.

1814 - Saheb Ettabaâ Mosque built.

1860 - Old city walls demolished.

1872 - Tunis-Goulette-Marsa railway begins operating.

1875 - Sadiki College founded.

1881 - City occupied by French.

1882 - Alaoui Museum dedicated.

1885 - Bibliotheque Francaise established.

1892 - Consulate of France building constructed.

1893 - Canal opens.

1897 - Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul opens.

1900 - Lycée de la Rue du Pacha founded.

1901 - Palais de Justice built.

1906 - Population: 227,519.

1908 - Omnia Pathé opens.

1910 - Belvedère Park opens.

1911 - Tramway riots.

1914 - Hotel Majestic built.

1919 - Espérance Sportive de Tunis founded.

1920 - Club Africain Sport Club founded. Municipal Theatre built.

1923 - Tunis Institute of Fine Arts founded.

1924 - National Library opens.

1931 - Coliseum built. Hajjamine Mosque restored.

1932 - Hotel Claridge built.

1935 - El Omrane Mosque built.

1936 - Population: 219,578.

1942 - November - Occupation of city by Axis powers begins.

1943 - May - Allies oust Axis forces.

1944 - Tunis–Carthage International Airport developed.

1946 - Population: 364,593.

1948 - Stade Tunisien football club founded.

1956 - Zitouna University formed. Lycée Francais de Mutuelleville and National Library of Tunisia established.

1958 - Central Bank of Tunisia headquartered in Tunis.

1959 - City designated capital of Tunisian Republic.

1963 - Parc Zoologique de la Ville de Tunis set up.

1964 - Carthage International Festival begins.

1966 - Population: 468,997.

1967 - Stade El Menzah built.

1969 - Bourse de Tunis founded. Tunisian Symphony Orchestra established.

1973 - Tunisia Private University founded.

1978 - Museum of Popular Arts and Tradition inaugurated.

1979 - Arab League headquartered in Tunis.

1983 - National Theater of Tunisia established.

1985 - Métro léger de Tunis begins operating.

1988 - University of Carthage founded.

1992 - Maison des arts “Dar el founoun” in operation.

1993 - Palace Theatre opens.

1996 - Theâtre de l'Étoile du Nord established.

1998 - National School of Circus Arts established. Population: 702,330.

2000 - Tunis El Manar University founded.

2003 - Société des transports de Tunis formed.

2004 - Population: 728,453. City hosts African Judo Championships.

2007 - Islamist militants clash with security forces. Grand Prix de la Ville de Tunis begins.

2008 - Tunis Sports City construction begins.

2009 - Stade Chedli Zouiten renovated.

2010 - December - Protests.

2011 - Protests.

2012 - June - Salafists riot against art exhibit. August - Protests against reduction of women’s rights.