GEORGIAN DELIGHTS - From Sheridan to Sense and Sensibility, and Soup to Syllabub

Friday, May 17, 2019 (All day)

Time:      10.30 for 10.45– 3:30
Venue:    Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, WC1N 3AT 
Tutor:     Jane Tapley
Cost:       £36 (inc. coffee & biscuits)
This day looks at three aspects of Georgian life.  First of all the theatre which became a major form of entertainment both in London and the provinces introducing the first celebrities such as Sheridan and Siddons to the social scene.  Out of the theatre came the novel, a new way of telling stories and it was Jane Austen who was a pioneer of this genre. Austen’s Arcadia tells her own story of how a country vicar’s daughter became admired by a wide audience including Royalty.  Finally Soup to Syllabub looks at the origins of the dining room and how guests behaved there. Some of the habits will shock and surprise you but without doubt will entertain you…