Dr Ann Featherstone

Details of talks given by Dr Ann Featherstone


Region:
East Midlands
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Biography:

I am a retired university lecturer and teacher as well as a writer. I write non-fiction books and articles and I’m a historical novelist with two novels to my name. My particular interest is the 19th century: popular entertainment, theatre, music hall, circus and literature. I have appeared on The One Show, The World’s Oldest Joke (with Sir Michael Grade) and in documentaries about fairs and circuses on BBC4. I’ve been a guest expert on Who Do You Think You Are twice, once with Sheridan Smith and in the new 2016 series – the identity of that celebrity I’m not at liberty to reveal! My talks are informative, well-researched and well-presented. Someone said to me recently, “I could have listened to you for another hour!” Praise indeed.

All of my talks are illustrated with good quality Powerpoint slides. I bring my own projector. And a screen if necessary.

As well as the East Midlands (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire), I will travel to the West Midlands and South Yorkshire .

To contact Dr Ann Featherstone select a talk listed below.

Listed talks

History Fools and horses: the Victorian circus
Dr Ann Featherstone Tagged: History | Victorian | Circus | Entertainment
East Midlands
History Music hall: the singers and the songs
Dr Ann Featherstone Tagged: Entertainment | History | Victorian | Music Hall
East Midlands
History Music Hall: a few more singers and songs
Dr Ann Featherstone Tagged: Entertainment | History | Music Hall | Victorian
East Midlands
History The Victorian fair: freak shows and fisticuffs
Dr Ann Featherstone Tagged: Entertainment | History | Victorian | Fairs
East Midlands
History Maidens, murderers and monsters: Victorian melodrama revealed
Dr Ann Featherstone Tagged: Entertainment | Victorian | Theatre | Melodrama
East Midlands
History From baby farmer to acid bath murderer: a century of crimes and punishments
Dr Ann Featherstone Tagged: History | Crime
East Midlands
History Extraordinary Eaters: from giant feasts to stones, cannons and frogs
Dr Ann Featherstone Tagged: History | Entertainment
East Midlands
History Sagacious canines and brave brutes: re-discovering the Victorian dog-drama
Dr Ann Featherstone Tagged: Entertainment | History | Theatre | Victorian
East Midlands
History A Storm in a Teashop: the Waitresses' Strike of 1908
Dr Ann Featherstone Tagged: History | Women
East Midlands
History W F Wallett, the Queen's Jester and the Most Famous Man You Have (Probably) Never Heard Of
Dr Ann Featherstone Tagged: Circus | Comedy | History | Victorian
East Midlands
History The baby-killer and the thief: two Victorian crimes and punishments
Dr Ann Featherstone Tagged: Crime | History | Victorian
East Midlands