Diary: Media circus

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it in focus? In order, yes (but only in a non-PC context), no and no, silly - it's arty. It's actually Leanne Bell flying through the air with the greatest of ease, new C&IT reporter on the flying trapeze, on her first assignment for the magazine. The occasion was a Red Letter Days press event at London's Circus Space, a venue, which, as well as training the circus folk of tomorrow, offers team-building days and incentives for jaded corporate types. Activities on offer include the high trapeze, tightwire walking, juggling and an entire array of acrobatic skills, among them the very curious-sounding "hat manipulation". Fortunately for C&IT, Leanne found the trapeze so traumatising that she has shelved any plans she had to run away and join the circus.

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