Press For Gin

Brockmans Gin recently hosted their international “Press For Gin” campaign, a secret and highly exclusive series of events with world class entertainment and top shelf cocktails.

 

Johnny Strange and his Theatre of Wonder entertained audiences at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse; Katie Trickett the amazing rubber girl, The Great Baldini and The Human Jukebox were among the line up of headlining entertainers.

 

Johnny put together a customised stunt on the request of Brockmans, the brief was to incorporate his record breaking sword swallowing with the theme of handcuffs. He did this by performing a unique escape act; swallowing a sword before being securely handcuffed in place with his hands behind his back using a set of police issue handcuffs, in a race against time he then had to pick the handcuffs, using his sense of touch alone, with just a regular hair pin. He had to escape the cuffs before he was able to remove the sword from his throat.

 


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Cursed Scare Park 2017

This Halloween season Johnny Strange is bringing back his Fright Night Freakshow to Cursed, Essex’s number 1 scare attraction.

 

For 9 nights, Wat Tyler Country Park will be transformed into a adrenaline fuelled award-winnging Halloween fright night experience for the fifth year running. The Fright Night Freakshow will be home to sword swallowers, snake charmers, contortionists, knife throwers, fire eaters and pain proof fakirs.

 

Holding host to some the finest sideshow performers from around the world this event is not one to be missed, so, step on up and have the fright of your life.

 
 
 


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Montreux Tattoo Convention 2017

Johnny Strange made his Switzerland debut this weekend by performing at the Montreux Tattoo Convention 2017.

 

This weekend the city of Montreux will be visited by 160+ tattoo artists, 1000’s of spectators and a whole host of live entertainment including; El Nikito the Pyro Clown, Luke Hilly and The Cavalry, Worry Blast, Rocking Class, The Brains, Cellar Darling and WTFunk.

 

The Weekend will also hold several contests including Miss Pin-Up, Mister Bearded and a live Lottery Draw.

 


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Tat Con Blackpool 2017

Back for the 4th year at Tat Con Blackpool, Johnny Strange brought some of his performer friends to create a sideshow by the seashore. Fire eaters, a contortionist, the pain-proof man, Madam Electra and her electric chair, burlesque performers, stilt walkers, a face painter, a walkabout magician and more.

 

Once again, held at Norbreck Castle on Queen’s Promenade this year featured live music from Sin Circus, Montagu, Eye The Bomb and Daybreaker.

 

 
 

 

 

 


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Liverpool Tattoo Convention 2017

The Theatre of Wonder headed over to the Liverpool Tattoo Convention this year, bringing all kinds of weird and wacky stunts with them.

 

Johnny Strange was back at the Liverpool Tattoo Convention this year and this time he brought some friends. Eve Elle brought her bed of nails and ladder of swords, Charlie & Rachel Atlas performed their death defying knife throwing routine, Bloody Bones brought his unique flavour of humour to the stage along with his mouse trap of doom, and the Fuel Girls heated things up with a host of cosplay themed fire stunts.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Benidorm Tattoo Convention 2017

Double trouble Guinness World Record breaking duo head to Spain for the first Benidorm Tattoo Convention.

 

Johnny Strange, “the man with ears of steel” and Elaine Davidson, “The most pierced woman in history”, flew out to sunny Spain to show off their Guinness World Record breaking piercings. Johnny Strange is known for lifting heavy weights and pulling vehicles with his ear piercings while Eline Davidson is known for being the most pierced woman in the world. Incase you are wondering, Elaine currently has over 11,000 piercings covering her face, arms, legs, chest and back and is the undisputed Guinness World Record holder for the “most pierced woman”.

 

A great weekend was had by all, with people enjoying everything from live bands to body painters, burlesque performers to fashion shows.

 


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Budapest Tattoo Convention 2017

Last month Johnny Strange returned to Hungary to perform at the 2017 International Budapest Tattoo Convention.

 

Once again, returning for the 4th time in as many years, Johnny Strange entertained audiences with death defying acts – even enlisting the help of an audience member to pull a swallowed sword out of his throat.

 

The audience member who joined him on stage, coincidentally happened to have a tattoo of a sword swallower on her left shoulder!

 

 

 


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International Sword Swallowers Day 2017

It’s International Sword Swallowers Day; yes, believe it or not we actually have a day dedicated to it!

 

Once again, every year like clockwork, sword swallowers around the world flock to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museums to demonstrate the ancient art of sword swallowing.

 

This daring feat has been around for hundreds of years, being mentioned as far back as 410AD, however as it is so dangerous there are currently less than 60 active sword swallowers alive in the world today, making it a very rare art form.

 

Johnny Strange spent the afternoon speaking with James Whale live on BBC Radio Kent about this amazing feat and what exactly International Sword Swallowers Day is all about.


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