DELVE into the age of the Georgians, explore the characters and stories of the age, see rarely-displayed Georgian artwork and beautiful pieces of Georgian costume, plus a first edition of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in a new exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.
The Georgians lived through a time of contrasting shades.
In many ways the age has been seen as one of splendour: the might of Empire, the dominance of the Royal Navy, the extravagances and luxuries of the wealthy, cultural expression, Industrial Revolution, beautiful landscapes, and an exploration of newfound political and religious freedoms.
However, the Georgian way of life was built at the expense of the human cost of Empire, slavery, exploitation and violence – the exhibition will also explore the lives of ordinary individuals who did not prosper like the middle and upper-classes.
There will be family-friendly activities available in the exhibition, and a range of events which will offer different perspectives to the exhibition.
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 11.30am to 12noon – showcase Saturdays. The Wonderful World of Georgian Theatre; £3 for craft materials.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 1pm to 1.30pm – bite size talk: Georgians – The Pride & The Prejudice exhibition; £3, book via 01905 25371 or pay at the art gallery desk.
Monday, March 16, 11.30am Drop-in Curator Tour: A Grand Tour of the exhibition; £3 meet at the art gallery desk.
The museum is on Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT.