Currency 2014

Currency festival-anything but common

Posted on: 4 Nov 2014

If you are making your way along the Euston Road from the west, on your way to The Place, you might be distracted by the extraordinary spectacle of four caryatids, staring in epic if vacant fashion out from the side of a church (St Pancras New Church, if you were wondering). Given what happens at The Place, one of…

Updating Circus Timeline

Posted on: 4 Nov 2014

Taking its starting point in the community and social circus movements of the late 1960s, Crying Out Loud’s visual timeline marks a selection of the pivotal companies and events from four decades of UK contemporary circus.

Circus Timeline starts in 1968 with Welfare State International and currently ends in 2012 with Piccadilly Circus Circus. It needs updating. We would like…

Focus Cirque

Posted on: 27 Oct 2014

Once every four years the French Institute focuses on contemporary circus during Circa-festival du cirque actual which takes place in Auch, France. This year, eighty delegates from all over the world saw twenty one shows in five days in both Auch and Toulouse including Compagnie XY, Compagnie AOC, Buren Cirque and Circa Tsuica.

Find out more about Circa here.


Sideshow Magazine

Sideshow Magazine

Sideshow is a magazine and news point with a vigilant eye on the rising tide of contemporary circus. Through its event and festival listings, research initiatives and features coverage, the site aims to map the development of the art and to introduce audiences to the freshest and most exciting work while experimenting with new forms of digital media and storytelling.