Circus Comes to Town
Sirkus Finlandia, billed as the World’s Biggest Finnish Circus, will be performing in Oulu every evening this week.
According to Sirkus Finlandia’s website, circuses have been in operation in Finland for 210 years, having begun its life in Turku when a French ring master and his entourage arrived there from Stockholm.
Sirkus Finlandia developed out of a ‘youth circus’ in 1976. Various restrictions of the use of animal performers in the 1980s led to a slump in people visiting the circus, but, since 1996, audiences have been on the rise.
Sirkus Finlandia’s programme includes juggling, a human cannon ball, and trapeze artist and various acts aimed at children.
More information can be found here: http://www.sirkusfinlandia.fi