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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.