Pirates of the Carabina

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I’ve been so bad at updating my blog recently. The last couple of months have, as you would expect, been really busy, but I just wanted to share what we got up to last night as it was one of the occasions where I realised just how insanely lucky I am to live in this fair city.

As the last few weeks have been a bit manic, Boom decided it was time for a date night. He popped onto Yplan (my favourite app for booking London stuff) and booked us in for an evening of entertainment. I knew nothing, other than to meet him at St Paul’s at 6pm, which I duly did. We then found ourselves at The Bowler Hat – a temporary theatre, shaped like a massive bowler hat, obviously – for a show by acrobatic troupe Pirates of the Carabina called Flown.

We spent quite a lot of time at the Cabaret and Circus tent when we were at Glastonbury last month, and both of us were completely transfixed by a couple of the trapeze, silk and aerial performers we saw, so I was incredibly excited to see what Flown had to offer. And I can tell you for certain, it did not disappoint.

Showing off a range of old fashioned circus skills with a live band, the Pirates of the Carabina put on a spine-tinglingly good show, complete with gasps, laughter and pure awe. I spent a large part of the hour-long show completely agog at the feats of balance, skill and wonder I was witnessing. It was captivating, hilarious, inspiring and completely magical. Though the build up was insanely good, the finale really took the show to another level.

I didn’t want to take my eyes off the action for too long, so I only took a couple of snaps, but check out their website, like them on Facebook and keep an eye out for their next show near you. I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Take a look at the video below for a little taster of the show’s magnificence.

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