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LOST SOULS FOUND AT KIDS' BOOT CAMP

Young nextgen circus protégés showed off their potential as future wild things at a leading British family festival.

Area 51's celebrated Caravan Of Lost Souls rocked up at Camp Bestival but produced a light-hearted and family-friendly spectacle instead of its usual adult themed madness. And the kids ended up stealing the show

Putting Mother Nature front and centre, the festival organisers had opted for a theme of "Camp Bestival Goes Wild!" and established performers and their talented offspring responded brilliantly.

Igor Rasputin's pop-up caravan of quirky cabaret kooks was expertly rebranded for a young audience at the event in Dorset with crew members unveiling their own children as the stars of the rip-roaring show.

As in previous years, the festi-holiday was held in the opulent surroundings of Lulworth Castle on the Jurassic coastline of southern England and the Caravan Of Lost Souls was given a rave reception by the family orientated spectators who delighted in a wide range of circus skills on show ranging from fire performances to magic and mime and from contortion, juggling to hula hoop, music and more.

Among the crew were Matt Lemon, Amy "Hoop Lovin'" Guernier, Klas Tacer, Beth Sykess, Bill Brookman and Luke da Silva. Matt's son Charlie performed a superb six metre vertical pole climb while other of the children became a tribe of lost children

With the expert Caravan crew in tip top form the show was further boosted when performers introduced their own young children who joined in the fun to demonstrate their own fledgling talents.

The chimp-powered Caravan was once again one of the main attractions at the festival which promotes the healthy joy of getting back to nature.

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