Lecture: Dickens and Christmas

21 December 2018, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Charles Dickens
by Herbert Watkins
NPG P301(19)

To mark the 175th anniversary of the publication of A Christmas Carol, Lucinda Hawksley reveals how the Dickens family spent their Christmases, what it was really like to be a Victorian at Christmas time, and how Charles Dickens’s writing helped to shape the way the festive season is celebrated all over the world.

Lucinda Hawksley is an author and art historian whose books include biographies of the artists Lizzie Siddal, Princess Louise and Kate Perugini (née Dickens), her other titles include March, Women, March, Bitten By Witch Fever and Dickens and Christmas. She is currently writing a book on Charles Dickens and Travel. Lucinda is also the author of two books for the National Portrait Gallery: Charles Dickens and his Circle and Moustaches, Whiskers and Beards.

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