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19 April 2012

Experience the Georgian Parlour at Dr Johnson's House

It must be no secret to regular readers that your author is a fan of Dr Samuel Johnson, and his former home at Gough Square. Tonight, another of the regular events at the House explores the world of the Georgian Parlour, encouraging us to step into the parlours and drawing rooms of Georgian England, and consider home entertainment, eighteenth-century style.

A talk by Dr Abigail Williams, from one of the universities in Oxfordshire, is followed by a musical performance and readings by singer and violinist duo Alva, drawing on contemporary miscellanies, popular poetry, music and prose to recreate an evening of music and readings as one might have expected in the mid-eighteenth-century, in the heart of the City of London on a weekday evening after work.

For more, see http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/events.htm#parlour

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