seen...Gerry Cottle's Circus. This continental Euro-style show incorporates the old style big top with newer acts. The line-up features acrobats, high wire experts, jugglers and an illusionist who is the grand-daughter of Coco the Clown. The circus is currently based at Acton Park, W3. For details call 0113-232 8998. the Munich Beer Festival. The world's most famous and frequented beer festival, Munich boasts the biggest beer halls and the largest beer gardens and some of the best know breweries in the world. Call the German National Tourist Office for details on 0171-493 0080.

visited...the Seurat exhibition at the National Gallery. It's the last few weeks of this biggie - remember his grand "The Bathers" canvas and get along there. Information line: 0171-747 2885. Mon-Sun. pounds 6-pounds 4.