Romance and Revelry: A Galentine and Valentine's Special at Hogarth's House

10feb6:00 pm9:00 pmRomance and Revelry: A Galentine and Valentine's Special at Hogarth's HouseGrab your besties and main squeezes for a jaunty night of Galentine / Valentine crafting and history talks at Hogarth's House!

Event Details

We all love to love love – romantic, platonic, unrequited…

Join us for a jaunty evening of crafts and talks (and maybe a few tipples) as we unbutton the subjects of love, Harlots, and sending Valentines (both nice and… not so nice), all with a historic twist. Who doesn’t love history undressed?

Each participant will be greeted with a drink on entry*, and we will have crafting tables ready for participants to create their own Galentine / Valentine cards for a special someone (… or special someONES), which is bound to produce some amazing custom greetings! Sign up here.

Doors open at 18:00, and the museum and bar will be open from this time. Talks begin at 19:00 (at which point the museum will close), and the bar will remain open until the event wraps up at 21:00 – which will give you plenty of time to continue your weekend merrymaking!

TALK 1: The History of Valentines (and Vinegar Valentines) with Katie Hinchliffe, Senior Visitor Experience Officer with Historic Houses Hounslow

TALK 2: Love in the Time of Hogarth with Angela Platt, Lecturer, Liberal Arts and English Literature at St. Mary’s, Twickenham

TALK 3: Hogarth’s A Harlot’s Progress and Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies with Katie Hinchliffe

** All proceeds go to the running of the museum **


Angela Platt is a Lecturer in Liberal Arts at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. She is completing her PhD at Royal Holloway which look at love in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is broadly interested in cultural and literary history of this era, especially analyses of religion, gender & family, or the emotions. She has published an article on Baptist love, another on pain as a spiritual barometer. She has an chapter coming out with Bloomsbury soon on ‘Divine Love’ in the nineteenth century.

Katie Hinchliffe is the Senior Visitor Experience Officer at Hogarth’s House and Boston Manor with the Historic Houses team at the London Borough of Hounslow. She freelances both as a classically-trained soprano and as a lecturer, focusing on fashion and social history, in particular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Her lecture subjects include Handel’s LondonThe Good Death: Victorian Mourning, and Japonisme and The Mikado, and she will be delivering further lectures on Arts and Crafts, Morris and Co., and Liberty Textiles, as well as Deadly Victorian Textiles for the V&A’s Learning Academy this summer.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the mature nature of the subject matter, this event is for audiences 18+.

* Free drink includes a glass of wine, a beer, or a soft drink. There will also be a Valentine’s-themed prosecco and strawberry drink, however, this is not included in the free drink offer.


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