Teaching and Educational projects

Promenade Promotions can design and deliver specially tailored projects for a wide range of education institutions.

Upcoming Talks

  • “A treasure trove of joy and rapture – the lost history of pierrots and concert parties rediscovered through postcards” – Picture Postcard Monthly, June 2018

Recent Talks and Lectures


Dates of talks/papers for teaching & research:

  • ‘In the Belly of the Beast: The Itinerant British Showman and the definition of ‘Seer Performance’’. Popular Entertainment Studies, March 2017
  • Paper: for ‘A Million Pictures AHRC project “A Fantastical Phantasmagorical Phenomenon for the Twenty-First Century – ghosts, gauzes and grandiloquence.” (2017)
  • Lecture: ‘“The wonder of all wonders that ever the world has wondered at…”- nineteenth century itinerant peepshows and their re-imagining for a digital age.’ Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University (2017)
  • ‘The History of Commedia costume in popular British performance’ for costume & design BA course at Bournemouth University (2018 & 2015)
  • Keynote speech at ACE’s Arts Fund-raising & Philanthropy Fellowships (2013)
  • ‘Travelling peepshows – past and present’ The Magic Lantern (Autumn 2016)
  • ‘My Pierrot Hero’, Banjo Mandolin Guitar journal(Summer 2015)
  • ‘New Terms for Old Turns’,New Theatre Quarterly Volume III Number 10 (May 1987)

Exeter University – ‘Flea circuses, showmanship & pantomime’

Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network, Cambridge University – ‘19th century peep-shows re-imagined in the digital age’ for the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)

Plymouth Art College – ‘Commedia Costume into the Modern Age’. Bournemouth University – ‘The history, evolution & meaning of the British pierrot tradition’

Bournemouth University – ‘The history, evolution & meaning of the British pierrot tradition’

Recent Projects

  • Exeter University M.A. – (Module 1 and ‘3rd Year Practical Essay’ & ‘Acting & non-Acting’ sections)
  • In association with DAISI (Devon Arts in Schools Initiative) Tony worked on an outdoor arts project with secondary school students from Dawlish & Teignmouth to create an outdoor Mummers play for Autumn 2013
  • Noye’s Fludde (June 2013)
  • Somerset play centres (Summer/Autumn 2013) – English as an Additional Language (EAL) storytelling sessions & workshops for early years & their parents.