Following an extremely popular talk I gave on Eric Ravilious, hearing of the announcement of Art Fund plans to extend its discounted rate for young people, and reading Fiona Reynolds' article that investigates the part we all have to play in our shared heritage, I take a look at ways you can get involved in … Continue reading Get Stuck In! How to Get Involved in the Heritage Sector
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
Recently, I announced the dates and times of a number of upcoming events, which I am either running or speaking at. For easy reference, I've listed them in this blog post. TalksSaturday 19 January 2019: 'A world's-width from Kamakura: Travelling to Japan through the Stereoscope', London Nineteenth Century Graduate Conference, at the Institute of English … Continue reading Upcoming events
In today's blog post I take a quick look back at a very busy year, and look forward to an equally busy and exciting year ahead in 2019. What a year 2018 was! After finishing a term of teaching at the University of Sussex, at the beginning of 2018 I had just started a new … Continue reading May the New Year Shine: 2018 in Review, and welcome to 2019!
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
In this blog post I share the transcript of my Pavilion Tale on 'Visions of Sugar Plums: Victorian Christmas Cards', which took place at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton on Thursday 29 November 2018. If you are interested in seeing any of the cards mentioned in my talk, please do let me know, and I'll … Continue reading Visions of Sugar Plums: Victorian Christmas Cards
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