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The Victorian World: Life, Death, Work and Leisure in Nineteenth Century England 10 weeks, Wednesday evenings 7pm Start 21 Sept
The Egyptian Influence on Art Deco evening lecture (45m + 15m Q&A) Fri 26 Nov 8pm tbc
The Novel as Social History: Life, Work, Leisure and Love (fortnightly) [GBMET] (Sat) start 15 Jan
The Victorian World 1851-1875 [GBMET] (Mon) start 17 Jan
The Edwardians: A Golden Age (1900-1914) [PM] (Tue) start 25 Jan 11am-1pm
A History of Fashion and Society 1700-2000 [PM] (Tue) start 25 Jan 1.30-3.30pm
Women, Wartime, the Homefront and Post-war Britain [WHI] (Wed) start 19 Jan
Introducing the Victorians [VarnHX] (Mon -start Feb/Mar)
.Looking at Victorian Art – paintings as social history [GBMET] (Sat) 12 March
A Day in the Life of an Edwardian House [PM] (Sat) 26 March
Art Deco and the ‘Moderne’ (1918-1939) [GBMET] (Tue eve) start 26 April
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The History of Brighton – a unique resort [WHI] (Wed) start date tbc
Summer Reading: Books, books and more books! [GBMET] (Sat) 30 April
The Shaping of Early Victorian Britain (1837-1850) [VarnHX] (Mon -start May) tbc
Summer in the City: exploring Brighton’s unique history (incl 3 field trips) [GBMET] (5 Sats) start 7 May
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🍂 AUTUMN 2021 🍂
COURSES WILL BE TAUGHT IN THE CLASSROOM AT ROTTINGDEAN WHITEWAY CENTRE. FURTHER UPDATES ON SAFETY PROCEDURES AND WEARING OF MASKS - IF REQUIRED - WILL BE POSTED HERE.
ROTTINGDEAN WHITEWAY CENTRE, Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean (Brighton) BN2 7HB Buses stop on seafront outside the White Horse Inn and no. 2 in the High Street
The Golden Age of the Edwardians (1900-1914)
We study the short 'Golden Age' before the 'black pit of war' (J.B. Priestley's description) that was to change the idyll of elegant living for the wealthy socialising on a grand scale, but was also a tarnished age for the poor living in slums. We compare domestic, social and cultural life, including how paintings and literature depicted society.
Illustrated with powerpoint slideshows, paintings and texts.
10 weeks Tuesday 1-3pm Start 21 September
Enrolment commences August
The Arts & Crafts Movement, firmly rooted in the Gothic Revival, was energised by a rejection of the uninspired and repetitive design inventory of mid-Victorian Britain.
designers by studying the fascinating social and cultural history of Britain.
We see how life changed in Britain after WWI. There was decline but social and cultural life took on a new aspect reflected in architecture, design, fashion, music, literature and distinctive style of Art Deco and Modernism.
Illustrated with powerpoint slideshows, film and documentary.
10 weeks Wednesday 29 September 1-3pm
Ref CL0418 -1C Fee A £20 B £10 (Benefits)
Enrol - T: 01273 667704 or in person at Brighton Metropolitan College, Pelham Street, Brighton.
Get in the mood for Christmas!
Illustrated with powerpoint slidehows, film and documentary.
6 weeks Tuesday 7-9pm start 26 April Ref: CL0068-1C Fee £76
followed by cocktails or tea at Metropole Hotel
Illustrated with powerpoint slideshow. Please read short novel before the session.
Fee £28 (plus booking fee) (Does not include refreshments at the Metropole for which you pay separately. Cocktails from £9, cup of tea £2.90, full afternoon tea £24 - two can share - Hotel suggests two afternoon teas shared by three - with additional cups of tea) Book via EventBrite:
Tutor and guide is ex-West Pier tour guide
13 Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH
A really exciting and unique event:
You will be welcomed with hot chocolate (or coffee) and plum cake in the kitchen followed by discussion on servant duties and then on to the basement of no. 10 Brunswick Square which is a time capsule, having been left undisturbed for many years, where you will enjoy a guided tour. Regency inspired lunch back at the Town House will be followed by an illustrated talk in the small servant hall on daily life for the wealthy who lived in the main part of the house - which we will then tour. Discussion, questions and answer session with afternoon tea and cake ends our pleasant day.
103-105 King's Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 2FN