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We Are Not Amused!
23 November, 2019, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
What would it take to make a Victorian laugh? Join researchers from Edge Hill University as they reveal the forgotten history of nineteenth-century humour. The Atkinson in Southport will host family-friendly workshops on Victorian joke-writing, tours of the ‘We Are Not Amused!’ exhibition, and training to become ‘Joke Detectives.’ In the evening, Greg Jenner (Horrible Histories) will appear in-conversation, and Iszi Lawrence (Radio 4’s Making History) will host a live comedy performance.
Daytime activities (drop-in):
11:30, 14:00, 16:00 – Exhibition Tours
12:00-17:00 – ‘Victorian Cartooning’ for families
12:30-14:00 – ‘The Miseries of Human Life’ joke-writing workshop
14:00-17:00 – ‘Joke Detectives’ – unearth old jokes from our archive
Evening Activities (booking required):
In partnership withThe Atkinson (Southport)
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