Circus: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture

28th April 2018 to 8th July 2018

Claire Crook Aerial Rope

The National Centre for Craft & Design and artsNK are celebrating the 250th anniversary of Circus in Britain through a major exhibition of live performances, aerial, film, photography and design. 

Pushing the boundaries of design and performing arts; traditional and contemporary, the exhibition explores circus design including posters, pop culture and costume. A programme of live aerial performances including Performers in Residence Claire Crook, and Rio Willett will form a major part of the exhibition uniting static and live exhibits in NCCD’s Main Gallery for the first time.

The exhibition will discuss Politics; Women in Circus, Equality and Inclusivity. The impact of Circus on pop-culture will be explored through film, literature and pop acts inspired by Circus over the decades.

The gallery will be transformed into a space dedicated to participatory performing arts for the duration of the exhibition. Look out for free Aerial taster sessions!

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Start: 28th April 2018

End: 8th July 2018

Time: 10:00am

Venue: National Centre for Craft and Design

National Centre for Craft and DesignNavigation Wharf, Carre StSleafordNG34 7TW52.998674-0.407798