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Art What’s On

Circus! Show of Shows

Venue: Discovery Museum

Dates: Oct 20th 2018 - Jun 2nd 2019

  • Every Sunday and Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
  • Every Monday-Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Price: Free


This exhibition will feature the fabulous Arthur Fenwick Collection of circus art and memorabilia, a collection of national importance spanning the 1770s up to the 1950s. A spotlight will also be shone on the fascinating life and career of Tyneside’s nineteenth century clown and entertainer extraordinaire Billy Purvis, as well as exploring the history and development of clowns in the circus ring.