Circus Friends Association visit Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Philip Astley Project is delighted to welcome the Circus Friends Association to Newcastle-under-Lyme for a special talk about Philip Astley and his link to the town. Hosted by Andrew Van Buren and the New Vic Theatre, local audiences and invited guests will have the chance to hear from a speaker who is passionate about Astley’s life and legacy.

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Homecoming by Night

Just can’t get enough circus at this year’s Homecoming? Fear not! After The Homecoming daytime programme, join us and Newcastle BID for Homecoming by Night and discover four circus acts as they pop up in Newcastle venues. From world record yo-yo-ing to catapult ...

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Exhibition: Philip Astley’s Life and Legacy – The Philip Astley Project

The free 12-week exhibition will educate and excite adults and young people alike. By viewing circus prints, posters and costumes, visitors will learn about Astley's life and how his career influenced later developments in the performing arts up to the ...

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AstleyFest 2018

Inspired by the astonishing acts, activities and acrobats that made Astley’s original circus so famous across the globe, AstleyFest brings the circus home to Newcastle-under-Lyme to celebrate the man who first made it happen over 250 years ago. Astley Fest ...

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