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Charlie Cairoli on Philip Astley - Father of the Modern Day Circus

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Newcastle-under-Lyme College

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Andrew Van Buren in conversation with Charlie Cairoli

We are delighted to welcome world famous clown Charlie Cairoli to Newcastle-under-Lyme College's stunning Performing Arts Centre for a lively conversation about Charlie's career, and the life and legacy of Philip Astley - father of the modern day circus.

Charlie Cairoli first performed alongside his father, who was well known to UK audiences for his years topping the bill at Blackpool Tower Circus and through his children's TV show Right Charlie. Charlie has gone on to enjoy his own successful career, performing in circus, appearing on television and starring in theatre shows and pantomimes throughout the country. His family heritage includes two of the most famous clown names in circus – the Cairoli’s & Fratellini’s.

The evening promises to be a truly entertaining & enlightening peek behind the scenes - not only celebrating Astley's legacy but also a fun look at the serious business of clowning, circus & entertainment.

This event is the first of our series of 10 talks about Philip Astley as seen through the eyes of professionals from all aspects of the circus industry. Come along to find out more about Philip Astley - father of the modern day circus, Astley's link to Newcastle-under-Lyme, and our plans to celebrate the 250th anniversary of circus during 2017-2018.

The talks are organised by Staffordshire University, the Van Buren Organisation and hosted by Newcastle-under-Lyme College.

To progress your own career in Performing Arts, check out Staffordshire University's Undergraduate degrees in Drama and Theatre Arts and MA in Theatre Practice or Newcastle-under-Lyme College's HNC in Performings Arts.

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