Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Oll Lewis at the Weird Weekend 2011
Ecologist Oll Lewis is a key member of the CFZ and a fixture at every Weird Weekend. Archivist, cameraman extraordinaire and all-round nice bloke, Oll presented a fascinating talk at this year's WW - The Man Who Humbugged Barnum - about the incorrigible charismatic showman himself, P.T. Barnum.
Barnum loved creating taxidermy gaffes such as the infamous Fejee Mermaid, charging a curious, ignorant and entertainment-seeking public to look at his work. But he wasn't all front, as Oll explains...