Carnival

The Professor Will See You Now…

Professor Vanessa’s Wondershow is on at London’s Roundhouse, and currently touring. The show comprises an insect circus (giant bug-suited acrobats), trapeze artists, a hoop-girl, rope-walkers, Ringmistress Miss Behave, and best of all a set of vintage sideshow illusions dating back to the 1930s and saved from old funfairs that include The Headless Lady, The Girl […]

Getting The Horn

What’s going on here then? This is Cuckold’s Point, Rotherhithe, at a sharp bend on the Thames near the church of St Mary and the Angel pub. The name came from a post with a paid of horns on it that marked the starting point of the riotous Horn Fair, a carnival that end from […]