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A bit modern really.... [Apr. 6th, 2005|04:46 pm]
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Wallace Collection 18th Century Day

A Day in the 18th Century at the Wallace Collection

From making your own tricorn hat to seeing the Covent Garden Minuet company dance in their wonderful costume.


Saturday 9 April 2005, 10.30am - 4.30pm
£1 suggested donation per person
Boucher exhibition free
No need to book
http://www.wallacecollection.org/

Our famous Day in the 18th Century is back for the tenth year running!
Catch a glimpse of what French aristocratic life was like over 200 years ago. Attend fascinating lectures, try your hand at family craft activities and interact with our entertaining costumed interpreters. Gamble, flirt and carouse in our sumptuous galleries and witness period dances led by the Covent Garden Minuet Company.




10.30-4.30
Living History: soak up the atmosphere of French 18th-century aristocratic life with our costumed interpreters
18th century soldiers will instruct you in the art of war and enable you to brush up in your musket drill. Meet the Female Dragoon...fact or fiction?!
Join 18th-century aristocrats at the Gaming Table.
Find out about the taking of tea and genteel life in the 18th century with HISTRIONIX.

11-11.45am
Lecture: 18th-century France at the Wallace Collection
ROSALIND SAVILL, DIRECTOR

10.30am-1pm & 1.30-4.30pm
Family Activity
Make your own Tricorn Hat!
Dress Madame de Pompadour!
CATHERINE CHASTNEY, EDUCATION OFFICER

11.30am-12.30pm
Music from the 18th-century Home
MIKE PARKER AND KATHLEEN MCGRATH of MUSICA DOMESTICA will play spinet, harp and flute and hsing soprano while giving an insight into 18th century music at home.


Gallery Talks:

11.00-11.30 & 1.00-1.30 Boucher and 18th century French Painting - Jo HEDLEY,

12.00-12.30 & 12.30-1.00 Huntin’ and Shootin - DAVID EDGE, HEAD OF CONSERVATION

12.00-12.30 & 1.00-1.30 Courtly Splendour: Furniture from the Apartments of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette - ELEANOR TOLLFREE, CURATOR

12.30-1.00 The Art of Reynolds (Sign-Supported English) - SERENA CANT : MAXIMUM 20 PEOPLE. BOOKING REQUIRED ON ARRIVAL.

2, 2.45 & 3.30pm (half-hour sessions)

Dance 18th Century Style!
Witness period dances by the COVENT GARDEN MINUET COMPANY and music by MUSICA DOMESTICA
http://www.ghall.demon.co.uk/cgmc/cg_home.htm

10.30am-1pm & 1.30-4.30pm
Family Activity
Make your own Tricorn Hat!
Dress Madame de Pompadour!
CATHERINE CHASTNEY, EDUCATION OFFICER
Enquiries: 020 7563 9551


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