London Talk: Lord Sangster & Beginnings of the Circus
- London, SE26 4PR
- (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Snuggle up with Chris Green for a family chat about “Lord” George Sanger (1825 – 1911), the grandfather of modern circus.
The British are brilliant inventors. We invented football, the light bulb, the world wide web and hip replacements. We also invented the circus (yes, not the French - surprised?) For this we have “Lord” George Sanger to thank.
Nicknamed Lord George because he was a natty dresser, young George’s first show used performing canaries and mice. At 18, he was on the road with his own van and by 26 entered the circus world building his circus empire into a British institution known throughout the world. He married a lion tamer and was murdered.
Reclaim your circus heritage, learn about the fascinating world of this pioneering showman and enter a discussion about modern circus. Is there is anything new under the sun?
Christopher Green was the curator of There Will Be Fun! Popular Victorian Entertainment at the British Library which featured Lord George Sanger. He is a performer and writer and will be happy to answer your questions about plundering showbiz history to make modern entertainment.
Warning: contains pigs that can do maths!
Fun, funny and interactive - a unique talk followed by Q&A.Read Less
- One free soft drink or glass of wine per person if booked through Funzing
- Unique talk
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