2 hours ago
Happy Mothering Sunday!
In celebration of this special day, we take a look at some of the early nineteenth-century parenting books on our shelves. These include such pearls of wisdom as 'knives are improper playthings' among others!
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1 day ago
Haywood scholar Patrick Spedding has written a lovely blogpost about our current exhibition, all the way from Australia: patrickspedding.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/first-exhibition-to-focus-on-eliza.html ... See moreSee less
Jamie Andrew Hayward
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Last night’s recital "Jane’s History: A Theatrical Concert of Pincushion Wit" was a riotous success, thanks to the stunning and playful performances of the musicians (pictured).
The programme wove together a context of Georgian vocal works, from Faustina Hasse Hodges’ hilarious "The Indignant Spinster" to selections of Haydn from Lady Emma Hamilton’s songbook. The performance culminated in an operatic rendition of Jane Austen’s childhood work "A History of England", complete with costumes and a gleefully villainous Queen Elizabeth I. ... See moreSee less