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High-wire boost to UK circus school's status

Upgrade for circus industry with performers now able to earn degrees at London venue recognised as centre of excellence.

Last updated: 11 Mar 2014 22:30
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Britain's government is giving tightrope walkers and trapeze artists the same recognition as actors and musicians.

school dedicated to teaching circus skills has been recognised as a centre of excellence and renamed the National Centre for Circus Arts.

It is all part of a campaign to keep performers from leaving the UK.

Al Jazeera's Simon McGregor-Wood reports from London.

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