talk, as a result of Tim's ongoing research into the history and
techniques of the genuine flea circus.
archive footage of real fleas performing in a fairground sideshow,
along with material from Tim's collection and new material from
archives around the world, on display to the public for the first time.
Find out just how fleas could be trained to perform incredible stunts,
and why modern flea circuses are not exactly what they seem.
Title postcard from a set sold at Torp's Flea Circus in Copenhagen, mid 20th century.
(Tim Cockerill Collection)
talk is booked to premiere at the Natural History Museum, London
in autum 2009, as part of their ongoing series of 'Nature Live' events. For
further details of the talk, or for more information about flea
circuses, contact us.