Escape for Life is a charity event taking place in Slaithwaite Spa Park in Huddersfield on Saturday the 5th of September.
Raising money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, the event is a day of live performances, including magic and music.
Several brave people will undertake a barefoot firewalk; and the day will culminate in a rarely performed, and dangerous escape – being buried alive!
Performer Antony Britton will be buried in a 6ft grave, with over 6 tonnes of soil on top of him. He will have just 10 minutes to escape from the crushing weight, or his team will have to step in and rescue him to save his life.
As promised, here’s the explanation for the lack of posts recently: we got married!
We moved house back in April, and between then and June, we spent most of our time organising the wedding. To say that things were chaotic doesn’t even begin to cover it, but we got everything sorted in the end.
The day itself was amazing, and we had glorious sunshine all day. It was great to be surrounded by family and friends and to share the day with them. And as you can see, Bernie played a vital role as our unique ring bearer.
Of course, there was plenty of entertainment at the reception afterwards, provided courtesy of our friends Dean Raymond, Harley the Clown, and Roslyn Walker.
They all put on extra special performances just for us, including Harley doing a dangerous balancing act that he normally only attempts with small children – except that this time he performed it with Jay sat on his shoulders!
It looked rather precarious, but they both managed to stay balanced and got a huge round of applause.
Jay also couldn’t resist the opportunity to take part too, and show some of his magical routines.
Appropriately, he chose to perform his linking rings routine, and a chain escape with a twist – instead of escaping, we ended up chained together!
We had an incredible day, one that we will always remember. We’re so happy that after eight years together, we’re finally married, and have got everything we’ve been dreaming of for so long.
The weather was extremely hot and sunny all week, and there was an amazing atmosphere on the Eisteddfod field.
But that’s enough talk, time for the photographs!
As you can see, Jay performed close up magic for lots of people, mainly groups of school children. The adults were interested too, and it was very nice to be recognised by some people who had seen us in Seaside Special.
It wasn’t all street magic though. We also performed on all the outside stages; the Lawn Stage, the Amphitheatre, and the S4C Stage.
In fact, the only stage we didn’t perform on was the main Eisteddfod stage…
We took our floating table with us and, as always, it got great reactions from the crowd. Jay also performed a classic magic routine, the linking rings, which was very well received.
Of course, we weren’t the only ones from HTC Entertainment at the Eisteddfodd, and the others were very busy performing too:
Roslyn Walker attempted some dangerous blindfold knife juggling over a volunteer. He also completed a straightjacket escape in less than three minutes.
Lia showed off her agility with her hula hoop routines.
Kaleigh showed us why she’s the world unicycle champion.
Harley the Clown did some crazy balancing stunts, as well as juggling knives and making balloon animals.
In the evenings, we put on a fire show. Kaleigh unicycled as Roslyn and Harley juggled lit torches around her, and Lia used a flaming hula hoop. The most spectacular part of the fire shows was Harley breathing fire.
The weather was amazingly good, in fact it was perhaps a little too hot at times! We were especially grateful to the outside stages team who looked after us so well for the five days.
The Eisteddfod was a brilliant week, and we all had such a great time. We really hope we’ll be back again next year!
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