AstleyFest 2021 Film

The AstleyFest2021 film produced by Emmy Award winning Junction 15 Productions for Philip Astley Project CIC.

Featuring Van Buren Victorian Wonders Show,  Acrochaps, Daniel Jones Dance, Staffordshire Poet Laureate Mel Wardle Woodend and more.

Click here to watch the AstleyFest 2021 film. 

AstleyFest 2021 was held on Saturday 7th August 2021 in Newcastle under Lyme Town Centre and was managed by the amazing Appetite and Van Buren Organisation on behalf of the Philip Astley Project CIC.

To learn more about:

Philip Astley Project: www.philipastley.org.uk

Appetite: www.appetite.org.uk

Van Buren Organisation: www.vanburen.org.uk

Junction 15 Productions: www.junction15.com

For further updates to future Philip Astley Project CIC shows, events, talks / lectures, exhibitions and news check our social media: www.facebook.com/PhilipAstleyProjects

AstleyFest is an annual event celebrating the military hero, original Ringmaster and creator of the modern circus Newcastle under Lyme born Philip Astley, whose legacy lives on through not just circus but also its influence in cinema, theatre, television, art and literature.

2021 marks 253 years from when Philip Astley with his wife Patty in 1768 started the process of creating the modern circus, set in a 42 ft diameter ring with horses and human performers, including acrobats, jugglers, rope walkers, strong men and magicians, AstleyFest sets out to celebrate aspects of Philip Astley’s life and legacy in a contemporary way.

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