Exploring our (Festive?) Heritage

While I’m working on a more extensive blog post, here’s a quick update of the events you can join me, The Heritage Girl, at over the next few weeks.


In the run up to Christmas I’ll be giving two talks at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton as part of their series of Pavilion Tales. Next week, on Thursday 29 November, I’ll be giving a talk called ‘Visions of Sugar Plums: Victorian Christmas Cards’. Here, I explore how the establishment of the Penny Post in 1840 enabled more people to send more post – including Christmas Cards! Come along to explore the often weird and surprisingly wonderful world of festive felicitations.

Then on Thursday 20 December, I’ll be making a foray into the world of food history, with a festive twist (and a healthy dose of Mrs Beeton!). At ‘Festive Feasts: A Regency Christmas Extravagance’, you can find out more about Regency and Victorian Christmas Banquets. This particular talk is family friendly and suitable for children (of all ages!).

Both talks take place at 12pm and the whole event usually lasts for about 45 minutes, including questions. Free with entry to the Royal Pavilion.

Heritage Meet-up

Once a month, I help run a Heritage Meet-up for anyone with an interest, or working in, the heritage sector, to meet and connect. The next Heritage Meet-up takes place on Saturday 1 December at 6.30pm at The Walrus in Brighton. Please do come along for friendly discussion, and of course, the chance to meet other people with an interest in heritage.

And a friendly reminder…

For those of you on Facebook, you may be interested in joining The Heritage Hoot. The Heritage Hoot was formed in the summer of 2018 after our first Heritage Meet-up, where we realized that we would like to continue discussions, share news stories with each other, and invite friends and colleagues into our network. The group has over 200 members (and growing!) so please do join here.

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