The Showman’s Show.

The Showman’s Show is a long-established trade show for the outdoor events world organised by the Lance family & team.

I have been going to the Showman’s Show at Newbury Showground for many years as there is always something interesting to see or networking to do.

In 2013, I happened to be sitting next to Johnny Lance, one of the organisers, in the cafe and mentioned to him that we would love to be involved in a possible re-launch of the entertainment zone as a focal point for arena acts, wandering artists and event attractions.

You see, in previous years there has been a huge amount and diverse range of entertainment at the show but it had dwindled quite a bit in recent years and lost its focus to some degree as the show had become more and more overtaken by infrastructure; stages, marquees, toilets, water suppliers, generators, manufacturers and event suppliers etc.   That’s brilliant show content for many attendees seeking production content but may have left a gap for other event and festival organisers looking for creative event enhancements.

We don’t operate as an agency, so we didn’t want to simply try to replicate what had gone on in the past.  Hence a collaboration became the order of the day.  A mutually beneficial arrangement evolved whereby we would supply the focal point colourful big top and the organisers would populate it with a variety of acts and attractions suitable for outdoor events.  We would exhibit too to share our wares!

Hence the birth of the;

The Showman’s Show “ACTS & ATTRACTIONS TENT”.

the showman's show  shaman's show acts & attractions tent

Wow!  Did it work?  We think so!  What a show!  It was fabulous to team up with so many great entertainers and attractions.  You may have sent the report in Standout magazine.

This was the plan of exhibitors in 2014 ; A fabulously eclectic bunch!   Big Top Puppets, Jez Avery, Titan The Ropbot, The Sheep Show, Hawkwalk, The Welsh  Horse Yeomanry, Circus Whiz, Eight Ray Music, Ferret World, Rockwoood Dog Display Team, Josephs Amazing Camels, Simply The Best Events,  Gary Lee Entertainments, Vertical Trix, Joseph Pearce Stunt Team and of Course… Bigtopmania!  .. not to mention the ever-present stilt walking  Professor Crump and roving  Steve Apelt with his Magical Musical Bike.

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Inside the Acts and Attractions Tent.
Photo from StandOut Magazine

There was a great range of entertainers and acts inside and outside, with human, mechanical and plenty of animal power providing static and roving displays… Titan the Robot and the various animals stole the show!

So good we are doing it again in 2015.

Date for your Diary;

Acts & Attractions Tent 2015,

The Showman’s Show, Newbury Showground.

21 & 22 October 2015.

We will be putting in an even bigger tent but space will be limited so if you want to exhibit it would be a good idea to get in soon.

 Acts, artists, attractions; BOOK YOUR SPACE NOW!

Here are some more images from the Showman’s Show  Acts and Attractions tent area 2014.

titan the robot Cyr wheel circus act Josephs amazing Camels Josephs amazing Camels unicyclist at show titan robot fortune tellers tent josephs amazing camels hawkwalk birds of prey

 

If you want to come and talk to us, see the show, browse the event… book the date;  its free!

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We hope to see you there at the Bigtopmania Showman’s Show Acts & Attractions Tent 2015.