SHARMANKA Travelling Circus

SHARMANKA Travelling Circus with lighting effects.NEW FREE exhibition in the Clocktower's Temporary Exhibition Gallery.

24 March - 23 June 2007


An extraordinary FREE exhibition of moving sculptures at the Museum of Croydon at Croydon Clocktower.

Beautiful while still, once an hour this magical menagerie of recycled metal springs to life to perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, weaving funny and tragic stories about human life.

'Sharmanka' means 'Hurdy-Gurdy' in Russian and these fascinating sculptures are the creation of sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya.

The Museum of Croydon is delighted to be bringing Sharmanka Travelling circus to London for the first time.


Sharmanka Travelling Circus detail of sculpture.

Performance times:
Sharmanka Travelling Circus springs to life at 15 minutes past each hour.
First performance: 11.15am
Last performance: 4.15pm

Individual performances last approximately 15 minutes.
Each individual sculpture is packed with detail and we recommend that you allow at least half an hour for your visit to this gallery.
Why not visit the brand new Museum of Croydon & Riesco Galleries whilst you're here. Entrance to both these galleries is also FREE.