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Showmanship and Performance: 250 Years of Circus

Visual Arts
10 Sep 2018 - 03 Nov 2018

Showmanship and performance celebrates 250 yrears of circus history through five legendary names in British circus and its memorable performers.


A celebration of showmanship from Philip Astley to all time household favourites of the 20th century that have played a pivotal role in the development of circus. This exhibition explores the role of Bertram Mills, Billy smarrt, Gerry Cottle and the Blackpool Tower Curcys.


This exhibition showcases material from the National Fairground and Circus Archive (NFCA) at the University of Sheffield Library.


Exhibition Reception: Saturday 29 September