Tag Archive for: Andrew Van Buren

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Season’s Greetings Review

An extended family combined with Christmas chaos, creates comedy gold in Season's Greetings at the New Vic theatre thanks to genius Alan Ayckbourn. As Christmas Eve gets underway finishing touches to the decorations at Neville (Matt Addis)…
Statue of Philip Astley
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Competition to honour Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Philip Astley

An exciting children's competition has been launched to help raise awareness for the father of the modern circus Philip Astley - who was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Staffordshire Poet Laureate Mel Wardle Woodend has teamed up with the Philip…
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Astley Fest Extravaganza Online

This year’s Astley Fest is taking place virtually on Saturday 1 August, with an exciting line-up of online workshops and inspiring performances for families to get stuck into, thanks to The Philip Astley Project.   Astley Fest was due…
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Freedom is magic for the Van Buren’s

Newcastle-under-Lyme's Fred and Connie Van Buren awarded at the highest level... A husband and wife duo who entertained audiences all over the world for more than 40 years with their magnificent magic and illusion performances have achieved…
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Philip Astley – and a continuing legacy

In 2018 Newcastle-under-Lyme was witness to some fascinating and innovative events which focused on the 250 year celebrations of the modern day circus. Those events were all part of the Philip Astley Project, which was managed by Staffordshire…