On fire at Luddenham Show

The 110th Luddenham Show will heat up on Saturday night with a fire based circus act.

Circaholics Anonymous was founded in 2009 with three members performing at birthday parties and weddings.

It has since expanded to eight, with plans to make it a full-time operation in the future.

Fiery tricks involve hula hoops, a skipping rope and a whipcracker, which features a fireball up that goes seven feet into the air.

‘‘There are no other acts in Sydney like us,’’ founder Calvin Grant said.

‘‘What separates us from other groups is that many use fire as the finale, while our whole show is based around fire. Everyone loves what we do and kids come up to us afterwards to get photos.’’

This is the third time Circaholics Anonymous has performed at Luddenham Show.

‘‘It’s a nice working environment where the crowd is warm and energetic,’’ Mr Grant said.

‘‘It’s why we prefer the country shows, compared to bigger festivals.’’

Mr Grant admitted what the group does is dangerous.

‘‘We recommend people to not try these tricks on their own at home,’’ he said.

Circaholics Anonymous will perform this Saturday night, 8pm in the main arena.

The Luddenham Show runs Saturday and Sunday at Luddenham Showground.

Details: luddenhamshow.com.au.

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