Who was Philip Astley?

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Thanks to Andrew Van Buren for help in compiling this website

Circus250 an introduction

The Philip Astley Tribute opening on Gandeys Circus 2016

The circus celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2018

The circus celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2018 from The Economist

Circus: 250 Years Young Documentary

Circus: 250 Years Young is a 9-month long project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots programme. Members of our Youth Circus have been on a creative exploration of circus history looking at the development of circus over the past 250 years; scouring the archives, talks from circus experts and experiencing practical workshops in forgotten circus skills. Culminating with performances of Circus: 250 Years Young, as part of the UK-wide celebrations for the 250th anniversary of circus. 

Circus250 Pre-Show & Behind-the-Scenes

Circus250 Media-Pack & Rate-Card

Circus250 media (pdf)