Past Event

The Homecoming by Night 2018

The Homecoming by Night 2018
Just can’t get enough circus at this year’s Homecoming? Fear not!

After The Homecoming daytime programme, join us & Newcastle BID for The Homecoming by Night and discover four circus acts as they pop up in Newcastle venues. From world record yo-yo-ing to catapult action, join us for an early evening tipple or meal and experience incredible talent from your bar stool!

The Homecoming by Night is led by Newcastle BID as part of The Philip Astley Project and supported by National Lottery Players through the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

The Line Up:

Merry Maker by Kazzum

6.00pm    Location: Bar Social 
6.45pm    Location: YATES

Lasts:     15 mins

Catch Arji Manuelpillai presenting one-minute bespoke poems and raps. This very merry performer entertains and interacts with guests as he regales them with something personal, on the spot!


Down Up by Arron Sparks

6.15pm   Location: The Kiln 
7.00pm   Location:  Cappello Lounge 

Lasts:     15 mins

Three-time Guinness World Record holder, Arron Sparks, guides you through a world of social outcasts, unappreciated champions and millionaire entrepreneurs, whose lives tangle together in unlikely stories forgotten by society.

Down-Up is a show about Yo-Yos (yes, the kid's toy).


PUB by Molly Orange 

6.45pm    Location: Bar Social 
7.45pm    Location: YATES

Lasts:     15 mins

The PUB is on TOUR!
The most entertaining landlord and land lady duo you've ever seen- Lucy and Owen perform bar room tricks that will make your head spin more than the 10 pints you've had. 


Long Shot by Matt Pang

6.30pm   Location: The Kiln 
7.30pm   Location:  Capello Lounge 

Lasts:     15 mins    

When failure is not an option, what could possibly go wrong?

Join us for a catapultastic evening of clowning, contraptions, comedy and courage, as one man’s belief in the near impossible is put to the test. Part non-verbal circus performance, part behind the scenes ‘making of’, Long Shot will have you on the edge of your seat. Or hiding behind it. Either way, it’s going to be a blast.