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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.

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.
  • The chance to purchase the CFA/ACP privilege card giving free admission to selected circuses who are members of the Association of Circus Proprietors of Great Britain.

  • The opportunity to participate in the annual CFA photographic competition.

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