‘My pictures are for the people’: Burne-Jones at Tate Britain

Recently, I went to see the fabulous Edward Burne-Jones exhibition at Tate Britain. In today's blog post I write about some of the background to the exhibition, and offer some of my thoughts about the exhibition. The exhibition is a celebration of the artist's work across different mediums: from oil painting and book illustration to piano … Continue reading ‘My pictures are for the people’: Burne-Jones at Tate Britain

Festive Feasts: A Regency Christmas Extravaganza

On Thursday 20 December, I gave a 'Pavilion Tale' talk at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, on 'Festive Feasts: A Regency Christmas Extravaganza'. In this talk I explored Christmas food in the Regency period, with a special focus on Christmas dinner. Below, you'll find a transcript of my talk. Welcome to today’s Pavilion Tale, called … Continue reading Festive Feasts: A Regency Christmas Extravaganza

A Riot of Colour: The Saloon at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton

On 8 September 2018, the Saloon at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton re-opened to the public after an extensive restoration project which began in 2002. In this blog post I look at some of the history of the room, and pick out the three parts of the room I find most interesting: the carpet, the … Continue reading A Riot of Colour: The Saloon at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton