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//Step Right Up for “A Showman’s Life”: A New Documentary about the Cheetham Hill Showmen community

Step Right Up for “A Showman’s Life”: A New Documentary about the Cheetham Hill Showmen community

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Calling all fans of tradition, community, and a touch of the extraordinary! A new documentary, “A Showman’s Life” by Nice Cat Media, is here to whisk you away into the captivating world of the Showmen’s community within Cheetham Hill. The film was produced in conjunction the Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO), in partnership with The Showmen’s Mental Health Awareness Charity and Anglia Ruskin University

This film isn’t your typical big-top spectacle. It delves deeper, exploring the lives of those who keep the magic alive behind the scenes. Through interviews and archival footage, “A Showman’s Life” promises a glimpse into the rich history and vibrant culture of this unique group.

The documentary was borne out of research into the health and wellbeing of Showmen in Manchester. But it seems to offer much more than just statistics. “A Showman’s Life” aims to bridge the gap between the Showmen and the general public, fostering understanding and appreciation for their way of life.

Key themes:

A Look at a Legacy: The film delves into the generations-old traditions of the Showmen community, highlighting the deep roots that bind them.


Community in Focus: “A Showman’s Life” explores the unique social fabric of the Showmen’s yards, showcasing the strong bonds that hold this community together.


More Than Meets the Eye: This documentary promises to go beyond the glitz and glamour of the fairs, revealing the challenges and realities faced by Showmen.


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Where to See It:

While a wide release date hasn’t been announced yet, there was a recent premiere event held at The Yard Manchester on March 19th, 2024. Find out more here

“A Showman’s Life” seems to be a documentary that celebrates a fascinating world, often hidden from the public eye. It’s a chance to peek behind the curtain and discover the heart of the Showmen’s community. So, if you’re looking for a film that’s both heartwarming and thought-provoking, be sure to keep an eye out for “A Showman’s Life”!


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