Sunday, July 14, 2013
July 14. Day 195. Well I never
I've been a Brisbane girl most of my life (apart from stints living in the UK and on the Sunshine Coast).
Thus I thought I knew a lot about the city but until today I never knew that circus skills was something we did well here.
It took a Swedish visitor called Oscar to set me straight.
I met Oscar at Count White Park at the base of the Kangaroo Point cliffs this afternoon.
He's studying graphic design in the Valley and told me that while he dabbled in circus arts in Sweden he didn't get serious about it until moving to Brisbane.
There's a much bigger, friendlier and more organised circus art community in Australia, he told me.
And on the second Sunday of the month they gather at the Kangaroo Point cliffs to practice and socialise together with a Facebook group to keep everyone on track. I didn't know that until today we either. Just another reason to love this place.