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• 17 April 2021 •

World Circus Day 2021

On Saturday 17th April 2021, Zippos Circus is proud to help celebrate the 11th World Circus Day, organised by the World Circus Federation / Federation Mondiale du Cirque. Here is a video compilation of just some of the wonderful acts and performers who have appeared with Zippos Circus over the past 11 years.

 

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• 31 October 2020 •

Culture Recovery Fund 2020

ZIPPOS CIRCUS SECURES LIFELINE ARTS COUNCIL GRANT

 

THE SHOW WILL GO ON!

 

Zippos Circus, the UK’s favourite touring circus, has been awarded significant funding in the latest allocation of grants from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, administered by The Arts Council England.

The vital funding of over £600,000 will enable the much-loved circus to continue to perform this year and get back on the road across the UK in 2021. Zippos Circus was unable to go out on tour for Easter this year and has been faced with many challenges including having artists from around the world stranded in the UK. The show managed to get back on tour in August, despite huge hurdles, with a critically-acclaimed new production ‘Rebound’ and has since then been touring England with a socially-distanced show and hugely reduced capacity. Zippos biggest annual gig at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will not go ahead as the whole event has been cancelled for winter 2020.

The 2020 tour will end in November and the funds will enable the 2021 production to be created ready for touring and provide much needed monies for the business’ infrastructure. 

Martin Burton, Founder and Director of Zippos Circus, commented, 
“This generous grant is a lifeline for us and gives our immediate future certainty after a devastating year even if social distancing measures remain in place well into next year. The circus is a hugely popular, accessible and affordable art form, appealing to a wide audience and for many children is their first introduction to live performance. We are delighted and hugely relieved to have received this grant which will secure our financial viability and set us up for our 2021 tour.”

Zippos Circus is currently touring England and will be at Blackheath, London from Thursday 22nd October until 1st November 2021. Further details on www.zippos.co.uk.

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For further information contact:
Claire Meal 
Tel: 07808 126 418
E: clairemeal@gmail.com

 

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• 14 July 2019 •

Zippos Circus at Banff Rotary Club

In July, the Rotary Club of Banff welcomed the world's longest-serving circus ringmaster, when the group hosted Norman Barrett MBE who spoke about his varied career in entertainment.

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• 13 April 2018 •

WORLD CIRCUS DAY 2018 PHOTO COMPETITION

WORLD CIRCUS DAY 2018 PHOTO COMPETITION

WIN FIVE RINGSIDE SEATS (WORTH OVER £90)

PLUS A COPY OF 'CIRCUS WORK' BOOK BY RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER PETER LAVERY (WORTH £60)

Submit your best circus photos and win a fabulous prize!

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