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CIRCUS LIFE: CIRCUS ON SCREEN

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Birkbeck Cinema

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CIRCUS LIFE: CIRCUS ON SCREEN
BIMI: Saturday 10 November: 2pm

The art form of circus was invented by impresario and trick horse rider Philip Astley in London in 1768, and to mark its 250th anniversary Birkbeck will be hosting a number of events celebrating the skills and traditions of the global community of itinerant performers who continue to dedicate their lives to this uniquely accessible form of live entertainment.

This special programme of circus-themed films includes a number of short "back stage" documentary pieces about circus life, followed by a 90th anniversary screening of Charlie Chaplin's 1928 silent classic The Circus, for which he received a Special Academy Award.
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