Sunday night period drama withdrawals. Gentleman Jack has finished and Sundays have become mundane, you know, like when you were at school and Monday morning loomed and Sundays were the ultimate enemy. One of my favourite Sunday night dramas was ITV’s Victoria which I now know is on a long break between series. It’s so sad.
However to fill my Queen Victoria drama void is a Yorkshire delight! During the drama’s first series Harewood House in Leeds, which was a major set for the programme, held an exhibition of one of my favourite things – dresses! A selection of dresses used on the show were display in the beautiful period rooms of the country estate.
I took these photos a very* long time ago and found them recently! I never got round to writing a post surrounding my visit to this exhibition at the time.
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Anyone who remotely knows me in real life (or on Twitter) is aware of my frustration and existential rants about job hunting and the point. I’m at a stage where I am considering turning my attention to a new career sector. Except I don’t know what I want to do.
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This post is inspired by a subject I studied during university. I really enjoyed this research and thought it would be a shame to not revisit it! Here is a summary of my thoughts and findings on 18th century patchwork.
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I adore historic houses; there is nothing I love more than having a spare couple of hours to delve into the histories of unique country manors, town houses or the small yet powerful dwellings of previous earthly occupants. I’ve visited a variety of houses around Yorkshire – a lot on numerous occasions – yet I was ashamed to have not visited Castle Howard in my adult memory. I had a spare weekend and decided to take the rural and scenic route to the Howardian Hills to visit Castle Howard at Christmas. The overall theme of the house and grounds is The Twelve Days of Christmas, with each room of the spacious, yet intimate, building representing each day of festivities.
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The title for this post is an amalgamation of one of my favourite novels (a text set in York, it’s by Kate Atkinson, you need to read it) and one of my recent museum projects. The purpose of this post is fundamentally the latter; I just needed to use the pun…
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In connection with an upcoming historical redevelopment, the history team at York Castle Museum recently hosted a series of object “speed dating” events, which introduced the public to a range of unique pieces within the museum’s extensive collection – and only having four minutes to connect the public with the object. I was quick to accept an invitation to help out at one of these events – it was such great fun and full of really enthusiastic attendees with brilliant ideas for redevelopment.
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