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Edward Gosling


Personal Brief

Edward fell into circus while studying a literature degree in 2006, as a way to pay for his education. It was a love affair that lasted, and after a brief sojourn as a fiction editor he co-founded Chivaree Circus with his partner in life and crime, fellow performer Lily Raptor. They now produce circus entertainment for events, cabarets, festivals and club nights in the UK and internationally. A particular emphasis is placed on words, stories and ideas within performance.

Despite moving away from literature, he never gave up writing. First working on a radio show called the Culture Circus, then going on to write for a number of publications specifically for circus and cabaret.

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Artists on your radar, shout them out!

This changes every week, but right now these guys: El Doctorow, Tom Waits, Yann Tierson.

Which is your number one location - and what's it best for?

London: the centre of everywhere... if you can afford it!

'Getting creative', what's it all about?

Living in a wonderful community of artists, musicians and circus folk. Shame our local council is trying to evict us all so they can make more profit on our homes.

Your Life, Right Now - what's the soundtrack?

Anything by Parov Stelar.

What is your idea of a jolly good time?

Some of the club nights we get to work on.
The Carousel parties for sure.
Live music, DJs, dressing up and lots and lots of circus.

What happened the last time you were a complete disgrace?

In the words of Bette Midler: 'I try not to drink too much because when I'm drunk, I bite.'

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