Circus Starr and Chinese State Circus plan visits to Huddersfield
Mar 11 2010 by Barry Gibson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
DANCERS and acrobats will raise money for Kirkwood Hospice next month.
Circus Starr will set up at Huddersfield Rugby Union Club at Lockwood Park on Tuesday April 20, with performances at 4.45pm and 7pm.
Half of the profits generated from the visit will be donated to Kirkwood Hospice in Dalton.
The Cheshire-based circus has given more than £2m to 200 charities since 1983.
The circus will include performances by Argentinean dancer Gaucho and Bulgarian acrobats The Julio Troupe.
For more information visit www.circus-starr.co.uk
Meanwhile, another circus has asked Kirklees Council for permission to return to Huddersfield. The council’s Licensing Panel will decide on Monday if the Chinese State Circus can set up in town.
The circus caused extensive damage two years ago when it used heavy machinery to remove its equipment from Greenhead Park.
The Entertainment Corporation – which represents the Chinese State Circus – has asked Kirklees for permission to set up at the car park off King’s Bridge Road and Commercial Street.
The circus would run from Wednesday May 5 to Sunday May 9.
The performance would include high-wire walkers, trapeze artists, dancers and a live band, but there would not be any animals at the circus.
Alcohol would not be on sale at the event. Audience capacity would be 1,134.
The Licensing Panel has received one objection, from Steven Morley, who lives at the 1535 apartment complex at the corner of Queen Street South and Firth Street.
He said: “There have been previous complaints from residents of Greenhead Park whose peace and quiet was disturbed by noise from speakers and noisy machines.”
Larry de Wit of the Entertainment Corporation wrote back to Mr Morley, saying: “The complaints received from residents of Greenhead Park have not been in connection with any visits to the site by our circuses.”