EDC Annual Lecture 2019: Georgian Style: Waltzing through History

Friday 1st March 2019   7.15 p.m. 

Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH

Our speaker, social historian Mike Rendell, will look at dance in the Georgian era from a social history point of view – its importance, what it was like to go to Bath, to the Pantheon, to Almacks, what people wore, how they travelled, the role of the Master of Ceremonies, the growth of Masquerades – and finally some press reaction to the introduction of that grossly immoral and shocking dance, the waltz.

Mike Rendell is custodian of a vast array of family papers dating back to the early 1700’s. After he retired, he published The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman: The Life and Times of Richard Hall 1729-1801 (2011) about his Georgian ancestor. Currently working on no fewer than three books, Mike is known to 18th Century enthusiasts through his highly varied blogs on life in the Georgian period. He speaks regularly in the UK and abroad.

For further information or to reserve your free place, please contact the EDC Secretary: secretary@earlydancecircle.co.uk or 020 8699 8519

 A suggested donation is £5.00


United Kingdom


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