Kempsey Show: Walter Whip

CRACKING SHOW: Lauren Daley, Walter Le Souef teach Flynn Kerr the ins and outs of whip cracking.
CRACKING SHOW: Lauren Daley, Walter Le Souef teach Flynn Kerr the ins and outs of whip cracking.

Entertainer Walter Le Souef is at the Kempsey Show teaching youngsters the art of whip cracking.

The expert whip cracker, who hails from Spring Creek in rural Queensland, said he was thrilled to be in Kempsey.

“It’s awesome, we haven’t been here before,” he said.

Walter has been cracking whips since he was 10-years-old and touring the show circuit for the last three years.

As well as teaching the kids a few tricks with the whip, Walter and his offsider Lauren, will be performing in the main ring each evening at 7.30pm.

“We do a fire show, I suppose you could call us whip cracking and fire stunt professionals.”

The daring 30 minute performance involves a variety of whips and a ring of fire.

Walter said touring the show circuit can be tiring.

“The entertainment life is a bit different.

“It’s a lot of travel.

“I fly somewhere every week, but I get paid to see Australia.

“I never stay in a motel room too long, I’m always out site seeing.”

Walter told the Argus he particularly enjoys passing on his knowledge and skills to the children.

“It’s really good to see when they pick it up and walk away having learnt a new skill,” he said.

“It can be very rewarding.

“I try to teach them the easiest and safest way.

“Some pick it up quickly and others take a bit longer.”