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Showmen’s Guild’s breakthrough DCMS meeting with Heritage Minister, Nigel Huddleston

The Showmen's Guild managed to secure a meetingwith theHeritage Minister, Nigel Huddleston from the Dept of Culture, Media & Sport  on 13th January. This  followed...

Memories of Gerry Cottle’s lifetime of unparalleled showmanship

Gerry Cottle, international circus impresario, producer of variety shows, owner of Wookey Hole heritage leisure attraction and on occasions fairground owner / operator passed away...

Good news on finances for Showmen from the Scottish Parliament

Following the discussions and negotiations between the Scottish Section of the Showmen's Guild and the Scottish Parliament, £1.5 million of funding was announced this...

The Showmen’s Guild is looking forward to operating within the government’s...

All we need is a level playing field, literally and metaphorically, from local authorities – then we’re ‘Good to go’. The Showmen’s Guild of Great...

Showmen tell their own story of the difficulties they continue to...

ITV Tyne Tees series Lockdown Lookback features ‘the struggles of travelling Funfairs’ Aired on the news programmes on Wednesday 25 November 2020. This is a sad...

The Showmen’s Guild and Show people’s voices are heard again in...

David Linden MP, Secretary & Treasurer of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fairs and Showgrounds and Member for the Glasgow EastConstituency,  addresses the...

The Showmen’s Guild raises the profile of the Fairground and Show...

The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain, representing the majority of the UK’s  2500 Showmen and women has been raising,  significantly, the profile of the...

News for Showmen on Business Grants from the government via Local...

Showmen should contact their local authority about these now. The government are providing additional funding to allow Local Authorities (LAs) to support businesses in...

Blackheath Bank Holiday Funfair is back! And it’s both bigger &...

London’s favourite funfair is back, in time for families to make the most of the summer in the  fresh air! It returnedjust before last weekend ...
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