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Tea & Talk: Courtly Life in the Elizabethan Era
Event Information

Saturday 23rd May 2020

When: 10am   
Where: Abbey House

The talk will focus on the importance of the correct dress for men women and children for any courtly function, correct etiquette and rules and regulations suitable for the queen’s court.
There may even be a bit of court gossip!

This is a family friendly talk with a little bit of audience participation, if you feel inclined to do so, however not compulsory.

Music, games and dancing were very popular at court and there will be chance to join in with an Elizabethan game, watch a short display of social and court dances, and learn a simple dance if you would like to take part (not compulsory) finishing off with a short live repertoire of Elizabethan music.

Please note this talk will take place ‘in the round’ with chairs set out around the outside of the room with a space in the middle for games and performances.

Free entry - donation for tea and biscuits.

(Soya milk, vegan and gluten free biscuits will be available as well as cow’s milk and vegetarian biscuits.)

The talk is suitable for families and home school children.

All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the talk.

This tea and talk takes place on Saturday 23rd May 10am-11.30am at Abbey House.

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