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V&A announces new Europe 1600-1800 galleries

The V&A has unveiled details of the new Europe 1600-1800 galleries, opening to the public December this year. The £12.5m project – that will be free to the public – will see seven galleries transformed for the redisplay of more than 1,100 objects from the Museum’s unrivalled collection of 17th- and 18th-century European art and design.  Europe 1600-1800 will tell …

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Historic Punch

Late last year I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Dr Lindsey Fitzharris and Adrian Teal at Blacks Club in Soho. Along with chatter about eighteenth century mermaids and the number of times a person can die, we hatched a plan to bring a bit of Georgian panache into the 21st century. A few emails later (and with the kind consent of …

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Last Chance – Music Halls Exhibition at V&A

Music Halls at the Victoria and Albert Museum 16 March 2013 – 5 January 2014 The immersive installation celebrating the rise and fall of the Music Hall is coming to an end at the beginning of January. Created by an award-winning creative team of theatre makers, video artists and designers it explores the lost genre of popular entertainment.

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Hot Chocolate: Dr Matthew Green Discovers “The Drink of the Gods”…

Historical media company Unreal City Audio have teamed up with purveyor of luxury flavoured chocolate Cocoa Hernando to produce an immersive whirlwind tour of the decadent chocolate houses of Georgian London over the weekend of the London Chocolate Festival at the South Bank Centre. Set amidst the luxury shops, mighty townhouses and royal palaces of Mayfair and St James’s, this …

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Politics, Patronage and Prostitution: The Experiences of Medieval Women

EVENT – Politics, Patronage and Prostitution: The Experiences of Medieval Women Thursday 3rd April – Sunday 6th April 2014 Christ Church, Oxford is offering a unique chance to explore the experiences of women during the medieval period. Despite the undeniable dominance of a patriarchal view in the medieval world and the lack of an independent legal identity for women, the …

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The British Library hosts the Georgians

GEORGIANS REVEALED AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY Georgians Revealed – 8 November 2013 to 11 March 2014 – British Library It’s fair to say that being sandwiched in the middle of the Tudors and the Victorians has done the Georgians no favours. Like the Stuarts before them, the Georgians suffer the same level of popular neglect when held up against Henry …

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Take a trip to Sutton House to celebrate Black History Month

It is currently Black History Month and if you want an enjoyable day out for the family you could do a lot worse than a visit to historic Sutton House. For the next few weeks (until the 29th November) they are hosting an interactive exhibition exploring the lives of nine influential Black Londoners, including: John Blanke, the Lascars, Ignatius Sancho, …

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