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Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead
Thursday 25th Jul 2019 7:00pm
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Prompt 7.30pm start for a 45mins talk.
  • Gates: 7:00pm
  • End: 9:00pm

Newstead Abbey is excited to host an intimate evening with TV personality, writer and journalist Ian Hislop, and British Museum Curator Tom Huckenhull.

Ahead of the official launch of an exclusive British Museum spotlight loan exhibition this Summer at Newstead Abbey, The golden age of satire? Late-Georgian satirical prints, Ian Hislop will give an illustrated and private insight to the exhibition in an exclusive and special evening of discussion.

Ian Hislop is no stranger to satire, having carved a successful career as editor of Private Eye magazine, panellist on Have I Got News For You and as curator of the recent British Museum exhibition I Object: Ian Hislop’s search for dissent. In conversation with Tom Hockenhull, his British Museum co-curator, Ian will discuss some of his favourite objects from the exhibition, not least British satirical prints by Gillray and Cruikshank, among others, which go on display at Newstead Abbey. Rude, crude and very funny, these works were at the cutting edge of eighteenth-century satire, shaping contemporary views of the Georgian monarchy. Laughter, it transpires, really is the best medicine, ruthlessly exposing society’s injustices and holding a mirror to the worst excesses of its ruling elite.

Image credit:
Richard Newton (1777-98)
Treason!!!
1798
Etching
© The Trustees of the British Museum

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