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24 March 2023
In 1920’s post war Perth, the Ugly Men’s Association was a very important fundraising organisation raising capital through their much loved Carnivals – Uglieland in Fremantle and White City on the foreshore of Perth. They raised money for all sorts of charities – from war widows to purchasing new hospital equipment. In 1923 they Association gave funds to the Royal Perth Hospital for their new state of the art X-Ray machines.
in 2023 we invite you to come watch our fabulously fearless circus performers as they conjure up Uglieland 1923. Come and experience a sheep shearing competition, stand back from the fearsome Lizard Man, and gasp at our high flying flappers. Join in with a tug of war competition and join the Perth City Band for a dance with the Charleston.
This production has been partly funded by the City of Perth and is a part of the Boorloo Heritage Festival. The Academy will also present this production at the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival.
We are thankful to have our 2023 Level Up Circus Academy funded by Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Impact100 Fremantle supported by the Fremantle Foundation
CircusWA acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation are the spiritual and cultural birdiyangara (custodians) of the land upon which we train, create and perform.
Fremantle is Walyalup, sited on the banks of the Derbal Yerrigan. We recognise this land was never ceded and acknowledge our first people’s continuing connection to boodja (land), kayep (waters) and Noongar culture.
We pay respect to our Elders past and present.