Saturday, 28 April 2018

ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN SUSSEX UK - FUN AS WELL AS FACTUAL - 
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ADULT EDUCATION COURSES, WORKSHOPS, TALKS, TOURS, EVENTS 2018 
   

R  SUMMER 2018  R

JUNE - AUGUST
Preston Manor
 (End of Preston Park, Brighton -entry off Preston Drove) 
Free parking, buses stop nearby, Preston Park railway station nearby 
Behind the Scenes: garden tour
Friday 1 June
11.15a.m-12.45pm 
A rare chance to see Preston Manor’s walled kitchen garden. Not open to the public the space contains evidence of former gardener’s and chauffeur’s cottages, an ancient orchard, vegetable plots and a recent archaeological dig. Discover the personalities behind outdoor life in service at a grand Edwardian house and be surprised by what lies below the topsoil.
£15 book in advance (starts with tea/coffee & biscuits)
Only few tickets left  Tel: 03000 290902

BEHIND THE SCENES
Thursdays 28 June & 19 July, Friday 24 August
11.15a.m-12.45pm 
Explore parts of Preston Manor not on the public route. From cosy private rooms inhabited by the first curator and family, in 1930s, to a secret wartime operations room in the cellar, this tour reveals hidden spaces and shows Preston Manor in a fascinating new light.
£15 book in advance (starts with tea/coffee & biscuits)
Early booking advised as places limited Tel: 03000 290902
Guided by Sarah Tobias and Paula Wrightson Admission  £15 (includes tea and biscuits) 
Book in advance - spaces are limitedBook: 03000 290902 

Regency Town House
13 Brunswick Square, Hove
A peek into the Edwardian wardrobe - a fashion extravaganza
Sunday 17 June 2-4pm
includes afternoon tea 
The Town House welcomes you to an afternoon of Edwardian fashion.   
Marian May presents dresses worn by Edwardian debutantes as they were presented at court or attended the Summer Season events to places such as Royal Ascot. This will be followed by an Edwardian afternoon tea and then a talk by Sarah Tobias on what was involved for getting ready for the Season and all it entailed including dining and visiting the seaside.
JULY-AUGUST:   
THE GRAND CEMETERY TOUR 


A Guided tour of Woodvale and the Extra Mural Cemetery
Sunday 1 July 11am (ends 12.30-1pm)

Guided by Sarah Tobias      
Advance booking only. £8 or £5 for current students on guide’s courses
                                                         



International Summer School
For students 18-24 years from non-UK countries

COOL BRITANNIA: HOW FASHION SHAPED BRITISH CULTURE  (1800-2018)
Session 2: 4 weeks 23 July-16 August
Field trips include: Brighton Museum Fashion Gallery, V&A Fashion Galleries, National Portrait Gallery, Museum of London
Tutor Sarah Tobias 

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/iss/modules/directory/2016/63449
        (2017 fee £1,558 for 15 credit module plus housing £158 per week & field trips fee £65)


                                        Courses currently running:                                         
Whitehawk Inn Community Centre                                                                                                Wealth & Poverty in Late Victorian & Edwardian Britain 1885-1910
A new and exciting vision of domestic history as revealed in literature, art and the moving image: interpretations of late-Victorian cultural and social developments.  We observe the visual experience of change in architecture, technology, domestic life, working conditions, farming, poverty, medicine, women’s status, leisure activities, fashion, and the arts; including the novel, (and film) Esther Waters by George Moore.  
Illustrated with slides, video, books and paintings.
Wednesday 10 weeks 1-3pm (3 weeks 2-4pm) Start 25 April  
Contact tutor direct to enrol 

   
RSummer in the City: exploring Brighton’s unique historyR
2 classroom sessions & 3 Brighton field trips
We study the fascinating history of Brighton in two classroom sessions giving a brief historical overview and looking at early maps. This will be followed by three field trips, getting to know our unique city, discovering lots of hidden gems and understanding how Brighton evolved from a small Georgian fishing town to the vibrant seaside resort of today.
11am-1pm  start Saturday 5 May (end 9 June)
FULL

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Hot off the press(further details to follow - watch this space) 
2018-19

AUTUMN 2018
Elegance and Enlightenment: English Society in the Eighteenth Century
10 weeks Monday 1.30-3.30pm start September Pelham Street campus. Ref No:

Conflict and Revolution: The Stuart Age 1603-1702
10 weeks Tuesday 7-9pm. start September Pelham Street campus. Ref No:

The Novel as Social History: London
5 weeks fortnightly Saturday 11am-1pm starting 22 September (end 17 Nov) Pelham. Ref:

The Edwardians- A Golden Age (1900-1910)
8 weeks Tuesday 1-3pm Start 02 October  Preston Manor, Preston Drove (free parking, buses stop almost outside, train station nearby). Ref No:

Autumn SATURDAYS
A House in Mourning
Two rooms of the house will be dressed for mourning as it would have been in Edwardian times. There will be illustrated lectures in panelled Macquoid room, plus a rare opportunity to view short b&w film  on Victorian Rituals of Death and Mourning”, which was partly shot at Preston Manor in 2014 
Saturday 8 October 2018 11am-3pm   Preston Manor, Preston. Drove.  Ref No:

Keep the Homefires Burning – Women in the First World War
Saturday 10 November 2018 11am-3pm   Pelham St campus. Ref No:

A Sussex Christmas: customs, myths and legends of winter in the festive season
Saturday 01 December 2018 11am-3pm  Pelham St campus. Ref No: 

An Edwardian Christmas
Saturday 8 December 11am-3pm Preston Manor, Preston Drove (free parking, buses stop almost outside, train station nearby). Ref No:

SPRING 2019
Gorgeous Georgians; Life in eighteenth century England
10 weeks Monday 1.30-3.30pm starting January 2019  Pelham St. Ref No:

Culture and Society Between the Wars 1918-1939
8 weeks Tuesday 1-3pm Start 22 January 2019  Preston Manor, Preston Drove. Ref:

The Novel as Social History: London-second impressions
5 weeks fortnightly Saturday 11am-1pm starting 26 January 2019  Pelham St. Ref:

Spring SATURDAY
Women, Work and Wartime (WWII)
Saturday 16 March 11am-3pm  Pelham St. Ref No: 

SUMMER 2019
Space, Light & Speed: Art Deco and Modernism 1918-1939
5 weeks Tuesday 7-9pm. Start Tue 23? April 2019 Pelham St. Ref No:

A Grand Tour of Georgian and Regency Indulgence
5 weeks Monday 1.30-3.30pm starting 29 April 2019 (end 10 June) Pelham St. Ref :  
                   
Summer Reading: Books, books and more books!
Saturday 27 April 10am-4pm   Pelham St. Ref No: 

Summer in the City: exploring Brighton’s unique history
Two classroom sessions and 3 field trips in Brighton
5 weeks Saturday 11am-1pm starting 04 May 2019 (end 01 June)  Ref: 

TEL 01273 667788

Sarah Tobias MA, BA Hons, Dip Eur Hum
Entertaining lecturer in social, cultural and local (Brighton, Sussex, UK) history
Contact me for talks/guided walks/visits for groups, clubs, societies.
Current list of 30+ topics
Also contact me for poetry readings and narrations.


More information about me, my subjects, research and contact:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-tobias-0318943a?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile 
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Courses -Venue Addresses, transport and refreshments

Brighton Metroplitan College MET (formerly City College)
Pelham Street, Brighton BN1 4FA
Location:
Behind York Place & London Road, turn up Cheapside – Aldi supermarket on corner. Or, turn left in Trafalgar St walking down from Station.
Transport & Parking:
Lots of buses nearby.
Nearby car park, about 5 minutes walk.
Railway station few minutes walk
Refreshments and further information:
College canteen. Tea and coffee bar on balcony of Main Building. Vending machine. 
Coffee shops, small cafés and public houses in nearby London Road 
London Road and Trafalgar Street: many shops, some banks and supermarkets

Whitehawk Inn Community Centre
Whitehawk Road Brighton, BN2 3NS
Transport & Parking:
Buses stop nearby and some outside venue
Metered street car parking
Refreshments:
Café and garden area
Further information:
Shops, Co-op, public library in same road.
Few minutes walk to sea, beach and Marina or East Brighton Park

Woodingdean Library
Warren Road, Brighton, BN2 6BA
Transport & Parking:
Car park outside Library. Bus nos 2, 22 stop nearby.
Refreshments:
Tea-making facilities in room. Small cafes nearby. Downs Hotel across the road serves tea, coffee and refreshments at bar and has outside area. 
Further information:
Shops, Co-op, dry cleaners nearby

Preston Manor
Preston Drove, Brighton BN1 6SD
Location:
Situated at end of Preston Park.
Transport & Parking:
Buses and rail nearby
Free parking outside and in adjacent street.
Refreshments:
No cafe. Refreshments provided by staff 
Delicatessen cafe and public houses opposite and in Preston Drove. Chalet restaurant in park.


Sussex University
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH
Location:
Campus located in the South Downs National Park
Transport & Parking:
Buses and rail nearby
Car parks
Refreshments:
Cafes and restaurants on campus. 
Co-op, pharmacy, books and stationery shops

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