This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 22nd Feb 2020
Join us at Southwark Cathedral for a day of talks about the Victorian entertainment.
Victorian Great Britain was a nation of startling contrasts. New building and affluent development went hand in hand with horribly overcrowded slums where people lived in the worst conditions imaginable.
The industrial revolution had increased urban populations, while the expanding middle class was newly rich in both time and money. In addition, the growth of the railways meant that travel to holiday resorts and cultural centres became easier than ever. These developments created an unprecedented appetite for entertainment.
This day of talks will look at different aspects of how the Victorians amused themselves.
From newly created Palaces of Pleasure to the astonishing spectacle of freak shows and the birth of celebrity. We will also discover the elegant 'nonsenses' of Edward Lear and the birth of English Operetta.
If you are interested in the Victorian era then we are sure you will enjoy this day.
Your ticket includes entry to all the talks taking place in the Cathedral Library. There will be a one hour lunch break.
Publications by our speakers will also be available to purchase on the day.
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Reserve tickets at this website2020-02-22 2020-02-22 Europe/London Stories of Victorian Entertainment - Day of Talks This day of talks will look at different aspects of how the Victorians amused themselves. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/02/22/stories-of-victorian-entertainment-day-of-talks-225732 Southwark Cathedral,London Bridge,London,London