Polite and impolite pleasures: entertaining the Georgian city

In the towns and cities of Georgian Britain, urban life offered a dazzling and constantly changing kaleidoscope of entertainments both ‘high’ and ‘low’. From theatrical performances and musical recitals, assemblies and dances, to race meetings, boxing matches, cock fights and hangings, the fourth Fairfax House Symposium in Georgian Studies, explores the theme of Georgian entertainment and the ‘polite and impolite pleasures’ of the long eighteenth century.



Ivan Day (British and European culinary historian, scholar, broadcaster and writer)
‘Crocants, Collops and Codsounds: fashions in dining and food in Georgian provincial towns and cities’

Prof. Murray Pittock (Bradley Professor of English Literature, University of Glasgow)
‘Music, Theatre, innovation and resistance: Edinburgh in the first age of Enlightenment’.

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Friday 21 Oct 2016

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