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Interview with Cirque du Soleil's Artistic Director, Tim Bennett
Photo and video by Patrick Trollope.

A colourful celebration of nature and co-existence, Cirque du Soleil's 'OVO' will bring its fun filled production for the whole family to arenas across the country and what a show it is... The team's UK 2018 Tour started performing in the Liverpool ACC on 16 August 2018 and will be running until Sunday, 19 August 2018. 'OVO' is a bug themed story, which invokes the imagination of the audience via amazing lighting, props, costumes and gravity defying gymnastics, tumbling, trampolining and more... If you have not seen a show by this group, you really must go!

Cirque du Soleil kindly gave us special access to see the cast of 50 performing artists, from 17 countries, including the Alanna Baker, who is from the UK and is the Gymnastics 2011 European Champion and 2012 World Championship Bronze Medal holder, as they prepared for the opening night, at the Liverpool ACC. We will be bringing you all the video interviews, photos and a review of the star studded premiere within next week's issue, but for now, this is our interview with Cirque du Soleil's Artistic Director, Tim Bennett.

For more information about the show and all the tour dates and locations, go to:- CirqueDuSoleil.Com to find out more! 

To book tickets for 'OVO' at the Liverpool ACC, visit:- EchoArena.Com.

Did you know who Cirque du Soleil are? It's a professional circus that is based in Quebec, Canada, with cast members who come from all over the world. Also you can find out more about Tim Bennett via his profile on LinkedIn profile.

Royal Birkdale Golf Club member to captain England Ladies at World Amateur Golf Championships

Janet Melville at the Lancashire Senior Championships held this year at Hesketh Golf Course, Southport.

AINSDALE resident Janet Melville, 60, has this week been appointed as Captain of the England Ladies Golf Team at the prestigious World Amateur Golf Championships to be held in Dublin, at the end of August 2018.

Janet, a member of The Royal Birkdale Golf Club for 42 years, has played amateur golf at the highest possible level winning many championships including the Ladies British Open Championship (1978), the Ladies British Stroke Play Championships (1978) and the Ladies British Amateur Championship (1987).

Janet has played golf for England at junior, adult and senior age groups and last year was approached by England Golf to pass on her wealth of knowledge and experience as a captain, team manager and selector to the England Girls Teams. Following her success with the England Girls Janet is thrilled to now be asked to captain the England Ladies team.

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