Tag Archive for: Philip Astley

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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)…
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£23.6 million secured for Newcastle Town Deal Vision

A vision to improve communications, infrastructure and connectivity in Newcastle-under-Lyme has been given the go-ahead by Central Government and awarded £23.6 million to make the plans a reality. The success of the Town Investment Plan (TIP)…
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Have YOUR say on Borough’s momentous Milestone

Residents are being asked for their ideas on how to celebrate a major milestone in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme's long and rich history. The Council is launching an online questionnaire to gather people’s suggestions ahead of the…
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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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Best Selling Author Dedicates Latest Book to Circus Legend

A New York Times best selling author has dedicated his latest book to the Father of the Modern Day Circus - Philip Astley. Astley, who was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1742, has been celebrated worldwide as well as in his birth town via…
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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…
Nicholas Richardson as Philip Astley
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Astley’s Astounding Adventures at the New Vic

Astley’s Astounding Adventures - increase the added emphasis on Astounding by one million per cent and you might just be able to imagine what this sensational show achieves via this review. Unbelievable circus performers combined with passionate…