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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 September 2019

sept 2019


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.


Click below to download a sample copy of King Pole magazine

CFA News


CFA Autumn Visit to Circus Mondeo

Saturday 26th October 2019

Booking form included in the September issus of The King Pole.

Closing date for bookings Tuesday 15th October

CFA Photographic Competion 2019

Entries should be submitted by October 13th 2019

Contact details in September King Pole


Shop News

New In:

Circus Models Magazine No.28

Circus Photo Magazine No.60

Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth 2018 on DVD & BluRay 

Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth 40th Anniversary Ceramic Mug

Circus Backstage Series No.3 - Zirkus Charles Knie

Circus Special No.8 - Monte Carlo 2019

Softback Book: Jon Gresham - The Life and Adventures of a Sideshow Showman

Circus Mondao DVD Season 2018

King Pole Special

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

Coming soon:

The First Showman: The Extraordinary Mr Astley by Karl Shaw

100 Posters of Gerry Cottle`s Circus Volume 3 1970-2019

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





Now on Sale:

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

Circus Models Magazine Volumes 1 to 28

King Pole Back Issues

King Pole Extra Back Issues

Out Now
King Pole No.223 September 2019

Out Now
King Pole Extra: 218

Circus Performers

Celebrating 250 years of the Circus



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