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"Not Bloody Likely" - The Marketing of Covent Garden 1600-2000 Daniel Snowman Tuesday 14 March 2017

Daniel Snowman describes himself as a professional lecturer on social and cultural history and has written several books on the subject.

He has degrees from Cambridge and Cornell, lectured at the University of Sussex and was a Chief Producer at BBC Radio.

Daniel later became a senior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research at the University  of London and heads frequent music tours to many of the world’s capitals.

This Day of Special Interest takes us to Covent Garden, the first great square in London. It is an Italianate ‘piazza’ with colonnaded arcades, has a Palladian church by Inigo Jones and was a meeting centre for Pepys in the 17th century and Handel, Hogarth and Garrick were celebrated here in the 18th century. J.M.W. Turner was born here and Voltaire resided here yards from where Boswell first met Dr Johnson.

In the 19th century the famous opera house burned down twice.

Over the centuries Covent Garden has embodied all that is characteristic of British cultural life.

This day takes us from the 17th to 20th century looking at architecture, people and music. A lecture not to be missed.

The venue is Kennaway House in Sidmouth and the doors will open at 9.30 am for coffee. A light lunch will be served at 12.30 pm and the day will close at around 3.00 pm.

The cost of the day will be £28.

Booking forms can be found on the docs/forms page here.