Face your fears

Curator: Bridget Nicholls | Sponsor: Wellcome Trust

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf spider

As part of their Miniatures Series, the Wellcome Collection commissioned Pestival founder and creative director, Bridget Nicholls, to curate an evening on the theme of entomophobia. The show featured a projection of Percy Smith’s 1911 documentary on the ‘Strength and Agility of Insects’ with live piano accompaniment, a collection of 100-year-old fleas in Mexican wedding clothing and an actual flea circus. Watch Randall Koral’s video and find out more.