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August Festival Roundup

Each month, Circus Talk will scour the globe to report on the hundreds of circus-based festivals and conferences that occur annually worldwide and provide a roundup highlighting the month’s best, most interesting and most exciting events. August has no shortage of circus festivals to round out the summer for everyone, from smaller, emerging events to the mother of all festivals.
What: Stockton International Riverside Festival Where: Stockton, England When: Aug 3-6 Alan Davey, the chief of the executive arts council of England calls it ‘The world’s best international festival of outdoor art’  And where there is street art, there is always circus. Although it is not strictly a circus festival, there will be aerial dance with Newton’s Ladder, Sodade by Cirque Rouages and  a humorous roving piece by the Baina Trampa Fritz Fallen Le Collectif G Bistak to name a few. The  Riverside Festival is following the precedent other street festivals by programming cutting edge art that pushes forward the understanding of what is possible, including large scale pieces, political statements, and circus melding with technology and theater weaved so thoroughly throughout the festival t...
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Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell has written about circus for CircusTalk.News, Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and was a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of CircusTalk.News, American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.