CIRCUS Joseph Ashton will celebrate its recent wins at the Australian Circus Festival and Australian Circus Industry Awards with shows in Ellenbrook from Friday, May 20, until Monday June 6.
The well-known Perth-based family of performers won the Circus Best Front of House award, judged on the overall atmosphere of the big top, including the set-up of the entrance, the foyer and circus main arena.
The Ashton family was also awarded the Immortal Award for service to the industry, an award that was founded as a tribute to recognise past performers.
Performer Bekki Ashton, whose grandmother Phyllis was the first to receive the tribute, said seeing it come full circle was special. “My mother Nikki and daughter Dante were there to accept the award, which was amazing and very memorable,” she said.
“My grandmother passed in August 2000 and we feel an affinity to her and everything she did for the family business.
“Our love of the circus business is clear in every performance we do.”
The big top will be set up on Bronzewing Avenue, Ellenbrook, for the season that ends on the WA Day holiday.
Visit www.circusjosephashton .com.au/schedule for details of performance dates and times for the season, or call the Circus Hotline on |0411 302 095.