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Venue details: Tudor Lounge, Mecca Bingo, Brookdale Place, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3DY
Roll up! Roll up! Historian and author Dr John Woolf explores the history of the Victorian freak show through the stories of the 'freak performers' who graced the boards of this popular form of Victorian entertainment.
From the world's first international celebrity, a dwarf performer endorsed by Queen Victoria, to the original 'Siamese Twins' who wowed the medical world-this talk brings centre stage the stars that helped define Queen Victoria's age.
Dr John Woolf is the author of The Wonders: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age.
John will be on hand to sign books straight after the talk and Q&A. Issues of the magazine will also be free to those who attend.
Please note that entry to the venue involves stairs and the venue has no lift. Maximum capacity 60. '
Inside History takes you closer to the past one theme at a time. Each issue is packed with articles dedicated to each theme by some of the finest historians in their field of expertise.
Our first theme focuses on the grisly history of Medicine and Surgery featuring articles from Dr Lindsey Fitzharris, Dr John Woolf, Louise Wyatt and our team.
Our second issue's theme is Crime and the Underworld and will hit our store in January 2020.