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About the CFA

The Circus Friends Association of Great Britain was formed in 1934.

The objectives of the CFA are to stimulate, foster and promote enthusiasm for Circus and related performances as a popular entertainment and part of British culture.

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Benefits of membership of the Circus Friends Association

Membership of the Circus Friends Association of Great Britain includes:-

  • Circus magazine King Pole – four times a year – published in March, June, September and December.
  • Circus books and programmes for sale.
  • Visits to circuses where you can meet circus artistes and other circus fans.

King Pole March 2019

NFCA

Our friends at the National Fairground and Circus Archive produce an excellent newsletter.

If you would like to subscribe and learn more about the great service they provide, please use the button below.

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CFA News

CFA Rally to Circus Fantasia 2019

Saturday August 24th  - Circus Fantasia in Essex

Model Circus Exhibition 2019

7th and 8th September

Laughton Autumn Show - Show Ground near Lewes, BN8 6BN

 

Shop News

New In:

Circus Photo Magazine No58 February 2019

Circus Model Magazine No 26

The Greatest Posters on Earth

250 Years of Circus Poster Art by Steven B Richley

King Pole Special

The Ringmaster`s Ringmaster - The Life & Times of Norman Barrett

Coming soon:

Book: Charlie Cairoli, "39 Years Under The Tower" by Nigel Male and Steven B Richley (Publication Date 1st November 2019)

Book: Sideshow Showman, The Life and adventures of a Sideshow Showman, Fire-eater and Magician by Jon Gresham

DVD: Circus Mondao 2018

Circus Backstage series Volume 3 Zirkus Charles Knie. Late May/Early June 2019

 

 

 

Now on Sale:

King Pole Special - The Ringmaster`s Ringmaster - The Life & Times of Norman Barrett

Circus Photo Magazine No58

Circus Models Magazine No 26

Circus Models Magazine Volumes 1 to 25

King Pole Back Issues

King Pole Extra Back Issues

Out Now
King Pole 221 March 2019

Out Now
King Pole Extra: 218

Circus Performers

Celebrating 250 years of the Circus

 

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