Extraordinary Eaters: from giant feasts to stones, cannons and frogs

Dr Ann Featherstone


Region:
East Midlands
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: 50
Category:
History
Updated:
2nd January 2017
Tagged:
History | Entertainment

A light-hearted look at the people who ate and starved for a living. What they consumed – or didn’t. How they performed and where. And what the views of the church, the medical profession and their audiences tells us about the changing attitudes to food.

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About Dr Ann Featherstone

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 2016 with Sir Ian McKellan. I have also appeared on the BBC's A House Through Time.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 lap-top and 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 .


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