A Fine City
Why was a bear roaming Gentleman's Walk?
What made the river run red?
And was there really a resident magical counting pig?
Tracing the story of Norwich from pre-Roman times to today, Christina sheds light on the intriguing, unusual and sometimes simply bizarre history of the Fine City, in this informative but light-hearted look at the Norwich's past.
Bussels and Beauty Spots
One for the women!
From the Ancient Egyptians to the Romans, and from the Tudors to the Victorians, the task of 'being beautiful' has concerned women throughout history.
In this interactive and enjoyable evening, you will see how the concept of beauty has changed and evolved, and get to try out some of history's top tips to 'keep young and beautiful'.
A Brief History of Thyme
Can you learn your true love's identity using nothing but a bay leaf and a freshly-laundered nightgown? And can do you cure hysteria with a burdock leaf?
Tour the gardens of history and explore the world of home-made remedies and cottage garden cooking. Engage your senses as you concoct lotions and potions from the past.
Victorian Finishing School
An evening of participation and moral instruction awaits those who enrol at the Norwich Victorian Finishing School. While men learn how to get on in the world of business and how to help ladies off omnibuses, women will learn the etiquette of calling, how to plan a lavish dinner party and how to keep the home fit for their husband.
Highly interactive, this session includes a workbook and sepia photograph for each participant.
*Please note that this session requires at least 10 participants, and a mix of men and women. The session can be adapted to suit an audience of just men or women though; please contact to discuss.