A History of Circus in Sheffield – Professor Vanessa Toulmin
Sat 6th October 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Tickets for this event have gone off sale at SIV but are available on the door at the venue from 5.15pm Sat 6 October
The history of circus in Sheffield has never been revealed. This illustrated talk starts in the 1830s with the purpose built amphitheatre originally situated on the Cattle Market before moving to Duke Street, The Moor and Fargate. In the 19th century the city welcomed legendary performers including Pablo Fanque, the Franconis and The Young Hernandez. The talk also features Buffalo Bill, Barnum and Bailey, Billy Smart’s, Bertram Mills and, in the 21st century, Zippos Circus.