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Life changed after the First World War with the decline of high living for the wealthy as the supply of servants dramatically dropped. Cultural life took on a particular aspect reflected in architecture, design, fashion, music, literature, cinema and distinctive styles of Art Deco and Modernism. Further changes altered everyday living and perceptions, especially how women viewed their role, although little was being done to change their status even though they had contributed so greatly to the war effort and workforce.
Illustrated with powerpoint slideshows, film and documentary.
10 Weeks Wednesday 1-3pm start 13 January Ref CL0618 Fee A £20 B £10 (Benefits)
T: 01273 667704 or in person at Brighton Metropolitan College, Pelham Street, Brighton
Maximum 5 places re distancing
Within every piece of fiction is a wealth of information on culture and social life which can lead us into a deeper understanding of a subject, time or place, period in history, genre, working conditions, habits, style or social trend that we might pursue further, or deepen our knowledge and intensify our interest. You are expected to participate in group discussion and this term’s novels include: “North and South” by Elizabeth Gaskell, “Cider with Rosie” by Laurie Lee and “The Dreaming Suburb” by R.F. Delderfield. Full reading list from tutor: SARAH.TOBIAS@gbmc.ac.uk and you are expected to participate in group discussion.
Illustrated with powerpoint slides.
The Modern Movement or ‘moderne’ style, later known as ‘Art Deco’, was brought to prominence by the Paris Exposition of Decorative Art in 1925 and lasted approximately twenty years. It was based on classical and other styles, including Egyptian, Arts & Crafts, Chinoiserie, Art Nouveau, Jazz Age, Cubism, Aztec, and Futurism. It was a style which reflected the machine age, utilising period innovations, such as plastics, chrome and aluminium. Motifs were based on forms of nature: trees, flowers and insects.
The smoothly distinctive ‘Modernist’ style dominated all aspects of domestic and cultural life and was notable for its architectural and design features. The iconic, elegant style was used to furnish homes in a new and exciting fashion, utilizing modern technology and materials, and electrical devices.
Illustrated with powerpoint slidehows, film and documentary.
6 weeks Tuesday 7-9pm start 20 April Ref: CL0068-1C Fee £76
One day Saturday 24 April 10am-4pm Ref: CL0067-1C Fee: £32
followed by cocktails or tea at Metropole Hotel
Illustrated with powerpoint slideshow.
Fee £28 (plus booking fee)
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.
Saturday October 3rd
103-105 King's Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 2FN