A head for show business

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 07 December, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 07 December, 2003, 12:00am

Workers check a giant clown head which will go on display as part of the Great Moscow Circus, now being set up in Wan Chai's Southorn Playground. Its big top, which can seat almost 2,000 spectators, takes 75 people an entire day to put up. It measures 42 metres across, requires four main poles 14 metres long to support it and is fastened down with 3km of rope. The circus will perform from next Friday to December 28, and will then move to seven other spots across the city over the next six months.