This week I have been researching freakshows, sideshows and onstage performance in the nineteenth century. I have read a fascinating article by Nadja Durbach that investigates John Merrick's life.(1) It specifically looks at the relationship between freakshows and science/medicine. Although I initially did not consider that there was a relationship between the pair, by the… Continue reading John Merrick.
Another busy couple of weeks! I am struggling with the pace of keeping all my plates spinning and working to those deadlines! Anyway, I had to opportunity to attend the opening of Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity at the Liverpool Walker Art Gallery. It has prided itself on bringing together a diverse collection of… Continue reading Coming Out Exhibtion