Circus Exhibition - opening night
The following pictures are from our opening ceremony on 31st January 2012 to celebrate the opening of the Circus Showmen exhibition. This exhibition is on display in the Western Bank Library Exhibition Gallery, and runs until 3rd May 2012.
Open to all, daily from 9am to 7pm weekdays and 12pm to 6pm weekends excluding holidays. We have a freely available brochure to document the event - please contact the NFA for further details.
These images are copyright to Ian Spooner photography, and we thank him
for permission to use them on our website.
NFA director Professor Toulmin with Charlie Cairoli and the model of Charlie Cairoli (senior).
Model of Coco the Clown.
Statue of Philip Astley.
Display of Gery Cottle's Circus artefacts.
Billy Smart - trademark hat and cigar.
Model of Charlie Cairoli.
Costume on display.
Entrance to exhibition.
Model of Charlie Cairoli with guests.
Group of entertainers - Jon Marhall, Dangerous Steve, Fred and Andrew Van Buren, Charlie Cairoli (jnr).
Opening speech from Professor Rebecca Hughes (PVC International)
Anna Carter and Gerry Cottle.