X Factor circus in town 

Cirque bijou
One of the stilt-walking performers coming to town this Saturday,

Circus artists with the X-factor will be in Victoria Square this Saturday (January 22).

Cirque Bijou, a Bristol-based circus troupe act, appeared alongside pop star Katy Perry and X Factor semi-finalist Diana Vickers in the last series.

The group has also performed for members of the Royal Family and across Europe.

A pair of stilt-walking artists from the company will be performing the Helter Skelter show – an animated stilt sequence set to music.

The duo will entertain the crowds with 30-minute shows at noon, 1pm and 2pm.

The show is the second of Bolton Council’s town centre 2011 events programme to attract shoppers into town.

Councillor Ismail Ibrahim, Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Development and Regeneration, said: “We have a great line-up of entertainment planned for the next few months and we hope the free entertainment will help to boost town centre footfall and trade. Cirque Bijou’s performances should appeal to all the family and I hope everyone enjoys the shows.”

In the event of heavy rain, the group will perform in the Market Place shopping centre.

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