Philip Astley Metalwork Memorial Sculpture #MadeByArtworks

Proudly standing at the entrance to Newcastle-under-Lyme. This sculpture is the UK’s first permanent memorial to the first Ringmaster and father of modern circus, Philip Astley.

Influenced by his life and legacy, the steel sculpture features two rearing circus horses and a Ringmaster on circular bases to represent the circus ring he became so associated with.


2018 marked the 250th anniversary of the modern circus.


This sculpture took two months to produce from concept to installation.


The sculpture sits proudly at 5 metres tall in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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