Updating Circus Timeline

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 your suggestions.

Thanks to a tweet from @CircusGeeks the conversation has already started with @JaneCircus, @DaisyDrury, @SeaChangeArts and @BustingFree suggesting the following landmark events from 2013 and 2014:

Circus named as a category at the Edinburgh Fringe; the launch of a second degree programme by Circomedia; the re-naming of Circus Space as part of its 25th anniversary to the National Centre for Circus Arts; NICE2014 hosted by No Fit State and CircusWorks in Cardiff; the development of the Unpack the Arts programme and the launch of the Circus Research Network.

What do you think? Tweet us with your suggestions @CryingOut_Loud using #CircusTimeline or send us an email.

John Ellingsworth will be writing the entries for 2013 and 2014 in December.

See the current timeline here.