International Art Historian and lecturer Tim Stimson will be in Lincoln on 29th November to launch a new series of talks and workshops beginning with “A Dickens of a Christmas” at the Old Palace, Lincoln.
Tim provides similar events throughout the UK, Scandinavia and Australia for organisations such as Cambridge University and the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS).
Tim Stimson said:
In this lecture we will invoke the authentic Spirit of Christmas.
Still for most people the best way to celebrate this grand old institution is the traditional way; turkey dinner, presents under the Tree…….. yet this tradition is in fact, a recent one, for the Christmas we celebrate is largely Victorian.
The one person most responsible for its new popularity was Charles Dickens – and in this half-day workshop we shall be exploring the links between our modern ideas of the Christmas tradition and its Victorian context by looking closely at some of the marvellous images from those days.
Full details are available on Tim’s website www.timstimsonarts.co.uk.