CPL Xtra The Marvellous Craggs.


Saturday 16th May, Live talk at 10am and again at 7pm(Dublin / UK times)

Charlie Holland will tell the true story, illustrated with magic lantern slides, early film, posters and memorabilia of The Marvellous Craggs: the finest acrobatic troupe of the Victorian and Edwardian era.
Saturday 16th is the British Music Hall Society’s #MusicHallVarietyDay. Watch the talk live followed by a Q&A session.

There will be two sessions of this Webinar on Saturday 16th May 2020. The later session is available to view here:

The Marvellous Craggs:
Feted by the Folies Bergere, courted by Barnum and filmed by Edison, the Craggs toured the world for fifty years, from the 1860’s to the end of WW1, astounding and delighting audiences everywhere.

‘Papa’ Cragg was also a King Rat of the Grand Order of Water Rats and played an enormous role in the Music Hall benevolent societies – another area the talk will touch upon.

The talk is free but a donation to support the British Music Hall Society is encouraged by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/209805226975924/10157292798928196/ 

Charlie Holland:

Charlie is a former professional juggler and Programme Director of The Circus Space (Now the National Centre for Circus Arts) and is currently writing a biography of the Marvellous Craggs.

ZooLogical Team:

Sascha Goslin:

Is an independent producer, focusing on outdoor work, circus and accessible shows. When not producing she can be found studying clown, puppetry and… accountancy.

Dave Spathaky:

Is a greybeard circus performer. He produces zoom video webinars. He started performing in The Amazing Mendezies, a comedy double act in Covent Garden, London in 1981. He co-founded circus theatre company Ra-Ra Zoo in 1984. He holds the world record for spinning 108 dinner plates at once and started a new career as a circus community builder in April 2020: he says he’s been training for the role all his life.

Dave also curates the Clown Power discussion group since 2012 on http://facebook.com/groups/clownpower with over 3,000 members.

All previous episodes of Clown Power Live are at the ZooLogical channel at  https://www.youtube.com/c/DaveSpathaky

Please, do support Clown Power Live at patreon.com/zoological. Suggested donation €4. You could think of it as buying Dave and Sascha a coffee, €8 a month might help buy them some cake.

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