Exhibition

Grunts and Grapples

13 Apr 2018 – 27 May 2018

Regular hours

Friday
09:30 – 19:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
Sunday
12:00 – 18:00
Monday
09:30 – 19:00
Tuesday
09:30 – 19:00
Wednesday
09:30 – 19:00
Thursday
09:30 – 19:00

Cost of entry

FREE

Attenborough Arts Centre

Leicester
England, United Kingdom

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Grunts and Grapples profiles the golden age of British Wrestling from the 1950s until the 1990s. Wrestling was a central part of British life, with iconic figures such as Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy appearing in hundreds of UK town halls and theatres night after night, as well as featuring on national TV. This exhibition explores how the showmanship of wrestling drew on earlier traditions of public entertainment such as music hall and circus, and how this informed the development of the characters, storylines and audience participation unique to the sport. Curated by design historian Kerry William Purcell.

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