Got some downtime? Have some clown time
ROLL up, roll up – the circus is in town. A new exhibition has opened at Bristol Museum celebrating 250 years of circus.
The display features costumes and fascinating archives over the years as well as an intriguing display of Clown Eggs.
Clowns International has been painting the faces of its members on eggs for over 70 years.
Each one is a record of a clown’s unique identity, preserving the unwritten rule that no clown should copy another’s look.
The exhibition is at the museum courtesy of Clowns International and the London Clown Gallery-Museum.
Visitors to the gallery will be able to discover the origins of clowning and find out more about the hilarious and often bizarre stories of the people beneath the colourful exterior.
The exhibition is part of Circus 250 – a national celebration of 250 years of circus in 2018 and runs until January 6.