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Georgians Revealed Exhibition at the British Library

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When most people think about the Georgians, the first thing that springs to mind is a mad monarch and silly wigs. But the eighteenth century was far more than a judge's costume party. From the 8th November - 11th March, the British museum will explore what life during the Georgian period was really like.

As well as looking at the royal courts, it will also delve into the history of the common people. Learn about what the middle classes did in their leisure time, such as shopping, reading, and gardening. Discover the culture through their art galleries, museums, and charitable foundations.

There will be a showcase of rare collections from the British Library's archival material, including illustrations, books, magazines, newspapers, and artefacts. You will also be able to attend special events; for example, on the 8th November, you can join celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal on a historic culinary adventure. Alternatively, you could attend a lecture on slavery, which puts a spotlight on Britain's First American Man of Letters. Experience a night of Georgian Pleasure on the 6th December. Vice and Virtue will be a decadent part with DJs, circus acts, and other live performances. Special events cost between 3-12.50, while tickets to the exhibit itself are 9 for adults, 7 seniors, 5 students, and free for under 18s.
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When: 8th Nov - 11th March 2014
Phone: 44 (0)1937 546546.
Where: British Library
Cost: 9 adult, 7 seniors, 5 students, free for under 18s
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