DatesFriday, 7 December 2018
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Guildford Institute
Ward St, Guildford
Members - £7.00
Non-members - £8.00
Nick is a former Principal Librarian with the London Borough of Redbridge. He is now a freelance speaker covering a wide range of subjects.
This event will offer an informative, but light-hearted look at Christmas, from its origins as a pre-Christian festival right up to the modern-day commercialised celebration.
We will look at the Victorian era when Christmas was effectively reinvented, partly by Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol, and investigate Christmas during two world wars.
The talk will be illustrated with pictures, readings and carols (so bring your voice)!