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Jean Simmons: Cricklewood, Hollywood and Beyond

Thursday 20 January 2022 £5Book now

Online Talk by Pamela Hutchinson

The luminous English actress Jean Simmons made her name in some of the best British films of the 1940s, before transferring to Hollywood in grand style in the 1950s, aged only 21. There she starred in such classics as Spartacus, Guys and Dolls, The Big Country and the great film noir, Angel Face. Although she will always be remembered for these youthful roles, she continued working right up until her death in 2010 – one of her final roles was providing voicework for Studio Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle. This talk will examine the life, career and celebrity of an actress of remarkable, versatile talent.

Starts at 7pm, Tickets £5

The Victorian Funeral

Tuesday 15 February 2022 £5Book now

An online talk by Dr Julian Litten

So many people believe that the Victorian funeral was one of a multitude of sable plumes and a cavalcade of horse-drawn vehicles when, in actuality, the majority were very simple affairs. This talk, by the funerary historian Dr Julian Litten, will explain how that myth came to be and what the real Victorian funeral comprised of.

Starts at 7pm, Tickets £5