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Bring Circus250 to Ireland!

Bring Circus250 to Ireland and celebrate with us 250 years of Circus in 2018! 
You have until March to be included in Circus250 official programme but don't miss the printed programme deadline on February 2nd! You can also bring Circus250 to Ireland by booking two Circus250 events on Tour in 2018: Circus250 Caravan – an immersive experience and Women in Circus - the film!

Circus250 official programme Launch

Do you want your project included in Circus250 official programme? 
Become a Circus250 partner and get listed for free! The deadline for the printed programme – out in March, is February 2nd. You can also email bigtop@circus250.org to be listed on the online programme. 

Read more on our 
callout for Circus250 Irish projects.

Circus250 Caravan - an immersive experience

Meet Dea Birkett on the Road with Circus250 Caravan - an immersive experience!

ISACS member Dea Birkett's personal 250th celebration is to return to touring in her circus caravan, a 1970s 11-foot Eldiss with no washing facilities but a built-in bar. Enjoy an immersive experience and a 'tête-à-tête' with a Circus icon!

Dea Birkett never lost her dream of running away with the Circus as a young girl. She lived it! At the age of 36, Dea joined a traditional Italian Circus run by the famous Togni family dynasty - first as a popcorn and candyfloss seller, and then an elephant girl. The Mayo-based former circus artist and award-winning writer and broadcaster is now the head of Circus250, the coordinating body bringing together all forms of circus to celebrate 250 years of circus in 2018 in Ireland and the UK. Dea will be ensuring that the legacy of the anniversary event continues to inspire, educate and engage the audience like it did for the first time in 1768.

'The fishnets may no longer fit, but circus is my family. In 2018, we will appear once again at the end of your street. As we say in the circus: see you on the road.' Dea Birkett 

Women in Circus - Film

Do you want to help Circus250 celebrating strong women in circus this March for International Women’s Day

Circus250 have a short film Women in Circus (8 mins) which you can be used to introduce iconic women in Circus, start a discussion and celebrate women in Circus in style! You can order the film just for the small cost of covering admin. Contact bigtop@circus250.org

The film was made possible thanks to Sheffield University!

Circus250's full programme to be announced in March but you can already read about the first Circus250's UK and Irish projects on www.isacs.ie.

The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network is a proud partner of ISACS member Circus250. You too, support the festivities!

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Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network

Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
00 353 (0)87 0541812 info@isacs.ie
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