Virtual Talk: Dickens and Christmas by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
£8 per person/ device
Duration: Approx. 60 minutes
Join Lucinda Dickens Hawksley and discover what Christmas was really like in the 19th century. Find out how Charles Dickens and his own family celebrated Christmas, and how Dickens’s stories helped to influence the way we celebrate today.
Using the research for her book, Dickens and Christmas, Lucinda will talk about the ways in which the festive season changed during her great-great-great-grandfather's lifetime – from 1812-1870 – and how his Christmas writing captured the public imagination, and began a renewed fervour for all things Christmas.
This is a live event and you can ask questions throughout the tour via a chat window as well as in a Q&A session at the end.
Zoom is required to take part in this tour and discussion. A link to the Zoom session will be emailed to registrants the day before the session.