Exhibition runs from 29 January 2020.
You are warmly invited to the opening of our new exhibition ‘Pageant Fever! Historical Pageants and the British Past’ at Cecil Sharp House on Tuesday 28 January.
Historical pageants were a widespread form of popular entertainment in early twentieth-century Britain.
Presenting large-scale theatrical re-creations of scenes from local and national history, they brought the past to life as never before. Thousands of people performed in these vivid extravaganzas of music, dance and drama, and tens of thousands more watched them. Yet pageants are largely forgotten today. This exhibition tells their story in images and text, with a special focus on the folk music and dance that were performed in them.
| Book your place below by Friday 10 January. |
Tuesday 28 January, 6.30–8.30pm
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY
Free entry by invitation