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Over the past twelve months, our magazine and website have been brimming with super-talented, creative souls. We asked a few of them to tell us about their year. Reminiscing about 2019 with us is Hannah Thompson director, producer and clown at Geordie circus Circ Motif.

So, how was your 2019?
Un-real. I felt like I’ve had 3 years in this one year! So much has happened that absolutely blew me away.

What was your best moment?
Such a hard question but I think it will have to be when my partner took me to the lake district, got me slightly tipsy and then proceeded to propose to me under a full moon next to the stillest lake I’ve ever seen. Another great one was closing our show “The Art of Cuddling & Other Things…” on the last night as the lights came up and I was looking out in the audience and I felt the moment of “and that’s it” that’s why I do what I do. MAGIC.

And your worst moment?
Seeing my Grandmother slowly deteriorate from cancer.

Your favourite band/artist of the year?
HOLY MOLY AND THE CRACKERS!!!! They are amazing and bring all the good vibes you ever need ever from a night out! They have a brand new album “Take a Bite” which features a song inspired by me “Upside Down” which when I hear it really reminds me of the incredible underground arts scene here in Newcastle.

Your favourite song of the year?
Under the Pressure – WAR ON DRUGS

Favourite TV show of the year?
The Office “the American one” although I’m about to watch “Kidding” which I think will become the one.

Your favourite film?
Hmmmmmmm…? Oh, The Joker was pretty epic.

Best book you read?
I’ve been too busy to read books this year 🙁

Favourite venue of the year?
Alphabetti Theatre of course!! They hosted us for a whole week! Plus they have Rex the dog for when you need cuddles and to forget about everything for a while.

What was your favourite gig/show of the year?
Seeing White Denim live at Newcastle Uni Student Union! Absolutely rock my docs off! YOU NEED TO SEE THIS BAND LIVE.

Any upcoming artists we should keep an eye out for in 2020?
MARTHA HILL – shes gunna rule the world one day.

And finally, what has next year got in store for you?

1. We are taking our show “The art of cuddling & other things…” to VAULT festival London! The first time we are taking our work outside the NE.

2. Collaborating with Hexham Book Festival and making a brand new show “Where dust gathers” to be performed in a Spiegeltent!

3. ANOTHER CONFETTI CABARET!!! at the above festival in the spiegeltent too!!

And that’s all before April. WOAH, come join us for the ride guys. keep updated via our website www.circmotif.co.uk and our insta @circmotif.

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