Events

Blue Plaques and Circus Skills: Pablo Fanque

Friday 08 October 2010 (7pm - 8pm)

St. Georges Field

 

A Secret History...

Explore the University after dark and discover, at the heart of its campus, the hidden park with a long and sombre history....

During the course of just over 100 years, nearly 100,000 people were interred in what is now a quiet and peaceful park. Most of the tombstones and monuments have been cleared away but some remain, and they can tell us the most interesting stories...

For one night only, the path through St George’s Fields will be lit to lead visitors to the Chapel at its centre. Once there, our guides will help you discover the secret history of St George’s Fields and of one of its most famous residents…Pablo Fanque, the first black circus proprietor in Britain.

Join us at St. Georges' Field as part of light night for the unveiling of a blue plaque for Pablo Fanque, Britain's first black circus proprietor as well as a circus skills session by LUU's Circus Society and mark this historic moment!