Talk: A History of Georgian Pleasure with Lucy Inglis
November 14 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm£5
A History of Georgian Pleasure
The Georgians were the first British people to have a concept of leisure and personal freedom. Sources tell us about the ways they viewed sexual pleasure and relationships and strived to live in ways true to themselves. This talk addresses these details of leisure, and pleasure in the long eighteenth century.
Lucy Inglis is a historian, novelist, speaker, television presenter and voice in the radio. Her award-winning books include Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium (Macmillan, 2018) and Georgian London: Into the Streets, (Viking, 2013). Between 2009 and 2013 she created the Georgian London blog, the largest body of work on the eighteenth-century city online. On screen, Inglis presented Fight Club: A History of Violence, about female bare-knuckle boxing in gin-soaked Georgian London; and featured on the Great British Bake Off, the History Channel and the BBC’s Georgian Series.
This is a Sydney Gardens Project and Holburne Museum partnership event. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
£5 / £3 concessions (Garden Café open for drinks, 6-7pm)