The Glory of MGM's Musicals
The Fabulous '50s
The Fabulous ’50s. A fun look back at the decade of the 1950s. We take a look at how we lived during this period in the UK including the fashions, wireless, television, films and of course the music – the birth of Rock & Roll which gave us such stars as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Bill Haley.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
The Golden Age of Hollywood
The Roaring 20s
Relive the decade of the five F’s – Fashion, Flappers, Fabulous Inventions, Films and Fun. Learn how the younger generation wanted to forget about past traditions of behaviour and instead wanted to ‘Live for the moment’ following WWI. We see how The Bright Young Things went too far and made themselves unpopular with the general population. Find out who the stars of Hollywood were and the music which defined the era as well as the change in fashion. A light hearted talk with short videos which will have you on the edge of your seat.
ENSA - Every Night Something Awful
The Story of ENSA – “Every Night Something Awful”. When WWII was declared, the government felt entertainment was important to keep up people’s morale. The Entertainments National Service Association was set up and entertainers were encouraged to join; over 50,000 answered the call.
So join me and enjoy a trip down memory lane learning about the artists who would become household names and loved by millions of troops fighting around the world.
The Impact of WW1 on Women
Victorian London Street Life
This is a fascinating insight into how the poor people of London lived and survived in the late nineteenth century. The fear of the Workhouse with personal stories, details of the sorts of food that was popular and the plight of working children are just a few of the topics covered. We follow them throughout a typical day, ending in a Music Hall.