All posts:

Blog

Our blog contains up-to-date research insights, news, and fresh Box Office Bears media, including posts from BOB TV: the place to watch our animations and our conversations about sixteenth- and seventeenth-century bears, dogs, and humans.

Blog categories:

The history of bear baiting in England extends further back in time to the medieval period. In this blog post, Dr Will Wyeth, Properties Historian at English Heritage, reveals the fascinating history of a certain Spernellus, a bearward from medieval Richmond who appears in official medieval records.

The Case of The Missing Bear Bones was a series of six drama and improvisation workshops for the local community in Rotherhithe, culminating in a bear-tastic showing for an invited audience. This project was a partnership between London Bubble, Box Office Bears and myself – Theatre Maker & Writer Angela Clerkin – in February-March 2024.

In January and February 2024, Angela Clerkin of ClerkinWorks used BOB’s research as a springboard for creative writing workshops for the LGBTQ+ community. Here is how it turned out!

In the last week of September 2023, the Box Office Bears team worked with the fabulous 1623 Theatre Company to explore a multitude of bears in early modern plays. We ran through the texts in the morning, workshopped them in the afternoon and then performed them for the public in the evening. This post offers some reflections on the process.

In July, the Box Office Bears team visited Wildwood Trust in Kent. Wildwood has three rescued captive bears, who are living new lives in a large, wooded enclosure at the Trust.

On Monday, the Box Office Bears team visited Wildwood Trust in Kent. Wildwood has three rescued captive bears, who are living new lives in a large, wooded enclosure at the Trust.