The Circus (U)

29 Jan 2011

Regular hours

11:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£6.50/£5 Conc & Bristol Silents Members


England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Most city centre bus services stop within walking distance of Arnolfini. The nearest stops are at The Centre and Queen Square.
  • Arnolfini is a 15 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. A taxi rank can be found outside the station.

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Slapstick Festival 2011 Fri 28 - Sun 30 Jan


Bristol's silent comedy festival returns for its seventh edition, bringing hilarity to Bristol in the first few weeks of the New Year. Arnolfini in partnership with Slapstick festival present three major events with live musical accompaniment and special guest hosts. Too often overshadowed by his more legendary comedies, The Circus boasts Chaplin's most brilliant gags - playing a side-show dummy, a frantic chase in a hall of mirrors, a hairraising scene in a lion's cage, the spectacular climax on the high-wire, assaulted and de-trousered by a pack of vicious monkeys. Comedy never came better than this. Plus Circus Drawings (2010, 9m), triple Oscar© winning Richard Williams' short film in which drawings of a small Spanish circus in the 1950s spring into animated life. Dir. Charlie Chaplin USA 1928 1h 9m

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