Restaging Bartholomew Fair on the ground and online

Update April 2023: The City Corporation are planning a spectacular City-wide Bartholomew Fair in September.

Next year Barts Hospital and St Bartholomew the Great celebrate 900 years of service. The Fair that was started to help fund their work became a huge success – but was eventually closed down for encouraging debauchery and public disorder. Can we we restaged a Fair suitable for today, both traditionally in Smithfield and using the online media we now have? Matthew Bell and David Wilcox floated the idea in the EC1 Echo.

Read the articles here.

Originally published on the Connections blog

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