TEA, SILK AND SWEATSHOPS!
An Evening of 18th-Century Junketing, in aid of Dr Johnson's House
Join us for an Evening of 18th-Century junketing, in aid of Dr Johnson’s House: featuring guest speakers Dr. JONATHAN FOYLE, the acclaimed TV architecture historian; and the estimable Antiques Roadshow expert Mr. LARS THARP; with bawdy Georgian ditties supplied by peerless musician Mr. DAVID OWEN NORRIS. Plus: Silent Charity Auction, Charity Raffle, and lashings of fortifying punch, laced with the most excellent HENDRICK’S GIN.
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About HISTORIC PUNCH:
In the 18th century, the SALON was the place for socialites to gather and discuss politics, philosophy, history and literature. They were credited with supporting the French Revolution, invigorating politics, and engendering the age of the Romantics. Headed by charismatic hostesses such as Elizabeth Montagu, Marie von Bruiningk, Clementia Taylor, and the author and playwright Mary Berry, salons quickly became ‘veritable hothouses of political and cultural agitation’, where mixed-gender conversation and lively debate attracted the leading thinkers of the day.
Today, Dr Lindsey Fitzharris, Adrian Teal and Rebecca Rideal evoke that same spirit with their exciting new venture, open to anyone with a passing interest in history. HISTORIC PUNCH is a regular salon for like-minded souls who revel in the glories of our rich and raucous past. While expert speakers offer lively, ten-minute orations on the given theme of the evening, guests guzzle a traditional gin punch (gin being the tipple of choice in the 18th century).
Follow in Johnson's footsteps and explore the courts and alleys off Fleet Street with an experienced City Guide.
1st Wednesday of each month, 3pm
Groups may also book walks at alternative times. For any enquiries please contact us.
Dr Johnson's Fleet Street - Discover Johnson's life and work in and around Fleet Street and his acquaintances in the area.
£5/£4 concessions. No booking required. Meet outside Dr Johnson's House.
This is a joint venture between Dr Johnson's House and the City Guides.
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Customers wishing to pay by cheque should send a cheque payable to 'Dr Johnson's House Trust Ltd' to Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE. Please include your contact details. We will let you know when your cheque arrives.