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Philip Astley, Son of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Father of the Modern Day Circus

Philip Astley, Son of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Father of the Modern Day Circus

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Friends of Keele Mini Lecture Series

Philip Astley, Son of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Father of the Modern Day Circus

Tuesday 20th February 2018, 6.30pm for 7pm

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall

Philip Astley was born in Newcastle under Lyme on 8th January 1742, the son of a cabinet maker who went on to become a war hero, a pioneer and a showman. He is written about in the works of Charles Dickens & Jane Austen, and his influence has shaped not only the world of entertainment but his legacy is still popular in art & literature worldwide. This talk by the Philip Astley Project focuses on Astley’s relationship with Newcastle-under-Lyme and celebrates the 250th Anniversary of the first circus ring.

Tickets: £5 for Members; £10 for Guests. Light Refreshments Provided


Philip Astley Member Ticket

£5.00


Philip Astley Guest Ticket

£10.00