VQ Leeds Celebrates 20 Years

Picture of aerialist Nichole Pearson performing high up in the VQ shopping centre, Leeds.

This last week the Victoria Quarter here in Leeds celebrated its 20th anniversary since opening. On Thursday evening they held a special event at the VQ, with a singer, dancers, a formula 1 car to name but a few of the things on offer.

The highlight of the evening was a performance by award winning aerialist Nicole Pearson, who performed her act high up near the roof of the building. Nicole trained at the Ecole Nationale de Cirque, Montreal in Canada and is a professional aerial artist specialising in corde lisse.

When Nicole finished her performance and returned to the floor of the VQ I had a few words with her about what she does for a living and for some info for the blog. I also asked Nicole if she would mind getting up in front of the metal VQ sculpture near the entrance for a photo. Being the trooper that she is she asked if I wanted a handstand… So here in the above picture is Nichole in front of the VQ sign, I should have been a little further back for this shot, but she just went straight for it even though she was rather tired from hanging near the ceiling a few minutes earlier.

Thanks Nicole, you were great.