History Showoff is a comedy cabaret event all about the past, where a cast of historians, archaeologists, museum folk and comedians try to make sense of the olden days. And laugh at them a bit. You'll meet a cast of informative and entertaining experts ready to take you into London's history, bringing weird and wonderful tales to life.
History Showoff comes from the mind of Steve Cross, comedian and Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow.
Jude Cowan Montague is a writer, artist and broadcaster. Her talk is on Peter the Painter, who was the most wanted man in Britain. Who was he really and why did it take so long to find him?
Jessica O'Neill will be talking about the history of Feejee Mermaids, Circus Sideshows, the British Museum's 'Secretum,' and the strange Victorian habit of eating Egyptian mummies.
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