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A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS US EVERYONE

December 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Monday 12th December

A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS US EVERYONE

A lecture by Bertie Pearce

Charles Dickens has often been proclaimed as “The Man Who Invented Christmas” and indeed on hearing that Dickens had died, a cockney barrow-girl said: “Dickens dead? Then will Father Christmas die too?” Dickens revived the Christmas traditions with his warm portrayal of Christmas in the domestic setting; with plum pudding, piping hot turkey, games, dancing and family cheer by the hearth. Although he celebrated Christmas in numerous works it is his enduring master piece, ‘A Christmas Carol’ published on 19th December 1843 which immortalises the spirit of Christmas Cheer. Dickens was a man of extraordinary energy and talent: literary genius, reformer, public speaker, actor and amateur magician. In his lecture Bertie Pearce reveals a Dickensian Christmas with readings, biographical details and conjuring tricks.

Details

Date:
December 12
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Organiser

The Arts Society New Forest

Venue

Brockenhurst Village Hall
Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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Phone:
01590 622580