Last year at Budleigh's Gala Week I thought I'd come under the spell of what I thought was a blue witch. Too late I realised that Sam Cochrane, pictured above, was actually dressed in period costume advertising a medieval dance in Knowle Village Hall to raise funds for In a Heartbeat, Budleigh's own charity.
Kind-hearted volunteers like Sam are among the busy and enthusiastic people of In a Heartbeat who help disabled children and others less fortunate than ourselves, and they'll no doubt be there with their eye-catching activities during the 2010 Budleigh Salterton Gala Week. The charity was formed in October 2007 and aims to make a difference in the local community.
On Saturday 29 May In a Heartbeat will have a beer tent on The Green along with children’s games, sweets and face painting.
Then a week later on Saturday 5 June In a Heartbeat has organised a performance of Circus Berzercus in the Public Hall.
Exeter based juggler Ben Cornish and clown Steve Eldridge, shown above, have toured their comedy circus shows and workshops all over the country and now come to Budleigh Salterton again to perform ‘Funny Business’, a sequel to the hit show ‘A Komedy of Errors’ that they performed last year.
"Gerald, despite misgivings, has decided to take on Wallace, the hapless circus trainee, as a permanent juggling partner," explain the organisers. "Has he made a mistake?"
An enthralled audience in Budleigh Salterton's Public Hall watches Circus Berzercus during the 2009 Gala Week
"Expect a show full of hilarious misunderstandings, a fantastic new illusion and a magical ‘glow in the dark’ section.
Please come and join us for a fun filled evening – kids will love it but beware, so will the adults!"
Tickets priced £2.50 will be sold on or before the day from IMAS, Independent Mortgage Advisory Service, 1 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton. Tel: 01395 446802
The event is organised, sponsored and fully funded by IMAS, Independent Mortgage Advisory Service Ltd. All proceeds are in aid of ‘Goody Boxes’, a part of the ‘In a Heartbeat’ charity.
Photographs of Circus Berzercus supplied courtesy of Randa Creative http://www.randacreative.com/
For more information about Circus Berzercus click on http://www.circusberzercus.co.uk/