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
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. Talks 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, … Continue reading Exploring our (Festive?) Heritage
Over on my Twitter page, I've been exploring the sights and horrors of the First World War through the stereoscope (take a look here). 11 November 2018 will mark one hundred years since the signing of Armistice between Allied powers and Germany. Signed in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne it formally ended fighting … Continue reading In Flanders Fields: the Great War through the Stereoscope
I've gathered together some of the things I found useful when I did my art history degree. In fact, I still find all of the below resources useful and interesting.
In the first Chester Bentley novel, The Last Treasure of England, the teacher Mr Briggs describes how “history is all around us and you, my lucky few, are living in some of it." History was certainly all around when I visited Battle Abbey for the Battle of Hastings reenactment on Saturday 13 October. The Battle of Hastings … Continue reading History is all around us: Battle Abbey and the Battle of Hastings reenactment
On Thursday 4 October, I gave my first Pavilion Tale in the Music Room of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. It's not often you get the chance to give a public talk in the Music Room of a Royal Palace, but on Thursday, I did exactly that. My talk was titled 'Beside the Sea-Side: Exploring Brighton … Continue reading ‘… Seasick at Spithead!’