Phare wins three international awards for their record-setting marathon circus performance

Publication date 09 May 2021 | 19:33 | ICT

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famed Battambang circus with its attached circus arts and art school and community programmes, has just won three international awards – two Stevie Awards and one from the Hermes Creative Awards.



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