Circus Performers, Politics and Pop Culture

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Circus Performers, Politics and Pop Culture

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Date(s) - 28/04/2018 - 08/07/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The National Centre for Craft & Design
Navigation Wharf,
NG34 7TW.

Event Description

Roll Up! Roll Up! This Spring The National Centre for Craft & Design and artsNK celebrate the 250th anniversary of Circus in Britain with a spectacular new show: Circus: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture. Join us for a balancing act of live performance and aerial acrobatics, film, photography, circus ephemera and design.

The exhibition presents elements of circus design through posters, pop culture and costume. Different viewpoints on the subject are uncovered through thematic exploration including Politics; Women in Circus, Equality and Inclusivity. The impact of circus on pop culture is highlighted through film, literature and music. Static exhibits are complemented by an ongoing programme of live aerial acts with star attraction pieces by performers in residence, Claire Crook aka Madam Mango and Rio Willett.

Free drop-in taster sessions will enable you to have a go at your own performance using aerial hoops led by the artsNK Dance Team!

Acts include:

 Performers in Residence:

Claire Crook (Madam Mango)

Rio Willett

Please see for dates and times


Tina Bicât

Becky Truman

Rhiannon Matthews


Visual arts:

Peter Lavery

Luke Stephenson

Posters from the Richley Archive

Liliana Robins

Event Contact Information

Website Address:
Contact Telephone Number: 01529 308710

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