How our Ancestors Celebrated Christmas

DETAILS


Availability

Available


Dates

29th Nov - 29th Nov, 2019
(Fridays)


Times

1pm-4pm

Location

The Guildford Institute
Ward Street, Guildford
GU1 4LH


Cost

£16.50£19.80


Tutor

Lorraine Spindler BA (Hons), Dip Euro Hum

Reference

GI 19 580

Hendrick Avercamp. 1608. Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters. Oil on Canvas. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

“Enthusiastic & well researched”

Course Participant

Christmas was a time when the poor would go to the houses of the rich and demand their best food and drink. If owners failed to comply, their visitors would most likely terrorize them with mischief. The upper classes could repay their real or imagined “debt” to society by entertaining less fortunate citizens. Join Lorraine Spindler for this one-off workshop to look together at how Christmas has differed across the ages.


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