The sound of the drums in the heart of the jungle takes on a completely different meaning this week, as the urban forest of Liverpool Street is brought to life by lunchtime performances of a Pas de Deux.

National champions Anna Ross and Ian Cast will be performing in the Broadgate Arena, EC2 for the next three days (until Friday 6 August) from 12pm-2pm, as part of the arena’s summer season.

Viewing is free, and with a huge array of restaurants, shops and cafes at the venue, this is a lunchtime date not to be missed.

Amanda Renuard, who is the inspiration behind the event, is enthusiastic about the success of the concept so far:

“It was the first performance today, and the support was absolutely fantastic – unbelievable in fact.

“Two horses dancing to music in a concrete jungle is somewhat surreal, but what an experience!” she said.

Anna, who is chief instructor at the London Equestrian Centre in Finchley, just eight miles away from Broadgate, and Ian, who is a freelance instructor noted for his cabaret skills – he got down to the last fifty in the first series of pop idol – were winners Grange Hotel Freestyle at the Horse & Hound winter championships in March.

Anna rides De Beer and Ian takes the reins on Brenin Jasmijn.

  • The performances take place from 4-6 August at Broadgate Arena, EC2. Click here to see a map. For more information, call 07939 808551