Historical pageants were a widespread form of popular entertainment in early twentieth-century Britain. Presenting large-scale theatrical re-creations of scenes from local and national history, they brought the past to life as never before. Thousands of people performed in these vivid extravaganzas of music, dance and drama, and tens of thousands more watched them.
In collaboration with the AHRC-funded project, “The Redress of the Past”, Cecil Sharp House is hosting a day of talks, exhibitions and performances of historical pageantry from local history organisations, museums, theatre groups, and musicians. The event is free, and you can visit for some of all of the day.
For more details, and to book a FREE ticket, please visit the Cecil Sharp House website: https://www.efdss.org/whats-on/59-talks/10287-historical-pageants-day-2
This event will occur a Cecil Sharp House, London.