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Calendar

Mar
31
Tue
The Lea Valley from Ice Age to Wetlands: the Lea Valley’s return to nature: CANCELLED @ Jubilee Hall
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am

This talk has now been cancelled.

Talk by Dr Jim Lewis. This talk covers 10,000 years of Lea Valley history in one hour and looks at how the valley was formed. Here the opportunity is taken to explore how industrial and domestic growth has brought about unforeseen consequences for our planet. Of course, like many of Jim’s talks, there is always a little bit more!

Apr
28
Tue
Recreating young Queen Victoria’s rooms at Kensington Palace: CANCELLED @ Jubilee Hall
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am

This talk has now been cancelled.

Talk by Lee Prosser. The rooms where Queen Victoria grew up at Kensington Palace were, until recently just a shadow of their former selves. Research has helped to restore them to Regency splendour for the latest exhibition dedicated to her early life and also tells a different story of her childhood. In the talk Lee will trace that story and explore some of the discoveries.

May
26
Tue
Putting on the Ritz: 1920s and 30s fashions @ Jubilee Hall
May 26 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Carol Harris. In the 1920s and ’30s, women shortened their skirts, bobbed their hair and threw away their corsets. Fashion trends for men and women were set by the younger royals and the emerging Hollywood film industry. This talk looks at the fashions of those inter-war years, and what those clothes say about the lives and interests of, especially, the women who wore them. Tutankhamun, smoking, celebrity culture and new textiles are all parts of the story, and the talk is illustrated with items from Carol’s extensive collection.

May
27
Wed
A Spoonful of Sugar @ Jubilee Hall
May 27 @ 2:30 pm

Talk by Joe Studman. From Workhouse infirmary to Royal Free. A history of the hospitals of Enfield and Edmonton.  Doors open 2pm.  £4 per person.

Jun
24
Wed
Charles Lamb in Enfield and Edmonton @ Jubilee Hall
Jun 24 @ 2:30 pm

Talk by Joe Studman. Dear Charles Lamb and his love/hate relationship with our area. Doors open 2pm.  £4 per person.

Jun
30
Tue
Painting the East End @ Jubilee Hall
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Fiona Atkins. Fiona curated the sell-out exhibition at the Townhouse Gallery in June 2016 that first brought the work of East End artist Doreen Fletcher to the attention of a wider public, and is the author of Lost Time, a catalogue published to accompany that exhibition and more recently updated to coincide with the 2019 exhibition of Doreen’s work at the Nunnery Gallery. In this talk Fiona will discuss perceptions of the East End and will illustrate her talk with a selection of Doreen’s work and other post war and current-day artists in the realist tradition.

The East End vernacular: post war and present day artists @ Jubilee Hall
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Fiona Atkins. Fiona curated the sell-out exhibition at the Townhouse Gallery in June 2016 that first brought the work of East End artist Doreen Fletcher to the attention of a wider public, and is the author of ‘Lost Time’, a catalogue published to accompany that exhibition and more recently updated to coincide with the 2019 exhibition of Doreen’s work at the Nunnery Gallery. In this talk Fiona will discuss perceptions of the East End and will illustrate her talk with a selection of Doreen’s work and other post war and current-day artists in the realist tradition.

Nov
18
Wed
The History of Regent’s Canal @ Jubilee Hall
Nov 18 @ 2:30 pm

Talk by Roger Squires. An Edmonton Hundred Historical Society meeting. Doors open 2pm. Visitors welcome, £1 each.

Nov
24
Tue
Swinging London @ Jubilee Hall
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Nick Dobson. The Sixties saw London cast off the gloom of the post-war years and transform into the bright, swinging centre of style and culture. This illustrated timeline will provide a reminder of that groovy, swinging decade!

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