Tag archive for london (RSS)

Singing Organ-Grinder tweets for April

Posted: May 1st 2018 23:02.

Cranking it up along the River Lea.

Organ-grinding tweets for March 2018

Posted: April 3rd 2018 15:02.

The latest barrel organ news from Hackney, London.

How to perform El retablo de Maese Pedro/de la libertad de Melisendra in Don Quixote with one puppeteer and a narrator

Posted: February 4th 2018 14:49.

Whether Cervantes saw it or not, it is possible as he describes.

How to perform El retablo de Maese Pedro/de la libertad de Melisendra in Don Quixote with one puppeteer and a narrator

Posted: February 4th 2018 14:49.

Whether Cervantes saw it or not, it is possible as he describes.

Organ-grinding tweets for January 2018

Posted: February 1st 2018 15:14.

More sofa-based antics of the Hackney street organist.

The secret life of organ-grinders

Posted: January 31st 2018 15:21.

Speculation in French revolutionary fiduciary currency, the murder of the great British ballad-singer, & a revised date (1802) for the start of the supposedly post-Napoleonic emigration of Italian puppeteers & organ-grinders

Thomas De Quincey on the sewers as a conduit for small boys from Winchester College to the downtown pubs

Posted: January 18th 2018 16:13.

With his guide to the Ziph language, and with the death of a Savoyard organ-grinder's white mouse, of which he was probably not the author in any sense.

What became of Christian Lehmann, pioneering Petersburg Shrovetide zookeeper, Pierrot, and showman?

Posted: January 11th 2018 23:55.

Newly uncovered evidence shows that he and his family pursued a career in London, Europe, the USA, and Australia following the fire which destroyed his Russian theatrical business in 1836. Featuring a very curious copyright case.

Organ-grinder tweets for November 2017

Posted: December 1st 2017 11:23.

More monkey mess from Homerton/Hackney.

London organ-grinder tweets for September 2017

Posted: October 1st 2017 11:54.

The French penchant for inventing things already in existence elsewhere

Posted: September 12th 2017 16:59.

François Dominique Séraphin, Bourbon favourite, began operating 15 years later than is generally thought, and, far from being the father of shadow puppetry/ombres chinoises, may have copied his techniques from an itinerant Italian or a London Alsatian. Featuring the memoirs of the valet to the later Louis XVII, early descriptions of the delights of the renovated Palais Royal (including a pygmy show), and jolly old Baron Grimm on French opera and marionettes.

Organ-grinding tweets for August 2017

Posted: September 1st 2017 09:30.

Cuckoos

Posted: June 5th 2017 16:38.

A new translation of Joan Maragall’s poem about the anarchist bombing of the Barcelona Opera in 1893, and a limerick by the monkey.

Transvestite barrel organ dancers in 1930s Whitechapel and the 1860s London West End

Posted: October 25th 2016 17:06.

With acrobats, clowns, and Doris and Thisbe, goddesses of wind.

The River Lea and Waltham Forest in Drayton’s 1622 Poly-Olbion

Posted: September 21st 2016 23:41.

Now you see 'em, now you don't.

Mechanical musical instrument invented for the Great Exhibition by Henry Mayhew

Posted: March 9th 2016 20:19.

He also coined "flaxen Saxon." With other absurdities.

Is the Cibber piper in the V&A a notorious plague-pit drunkard?

Posted: March 1st 2016 15:00.

Featuring O du lieber Augustin, the Thomases Dekker and Middleton, Daniel Defoe and various disreputable beggars and foreigners.

Attack of the killer pheasant

Posted: October 30th 2012 23:52.

With some folk geography and a would-be eggcorn.

Free walk west from Gatwick to Ockley station, for trains to London and south

Posted: July 9th 2012 10:37.

Here. More photos some other time.

Montilla at LSE

Posted: October 24th 2009 10:53. Last modified: October 24th 2009 11:55

The British establishment doesn't give a rat's arse what he thinks.

Picture-posts

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