Thu, 15 Oct | Online via Zoom

Gillian Waines-Perry: The Social History of English Afternoon Tea

The Social History of English Afternoon Tea “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea”, Henry James, Novelist.
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Gillian Waines-Perry: The Social History of English Afternoon Tea

Time & Location

15 Oct 2020, 14:00
Online via Zoom

About the Event

This fascinating and mouth-watering illustrated talk covers how tea drinking was first introduced into England, how it was popularised and how afternoon tea became a social institution. Using vibrant on-screen displays, it will include the introduction of delicious tea menu ideas, the customs and etiquette surrounding afternoon tea; examples of the finest silver and porcelain tea ware; the surprisingly risqué connotation of afternoon tea gowns; the rise of public tea rooms and tea dances; the ancient symbolism of birthday celebrations and the current nostalgic popularity of vintage afternoon teas.

Please note: this event is exclusively for WI members from any Federation

Tickets and non-refundable and non-transferable

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