LAMAS 52nd Local History Conference

Saturday 18 November 2017 10.30am – 6.00pm

Weston Theatre, Museum of London

Pastimes in Times Past: Entertainment in London

10.30 Doors open: registration, and displays by societies

11.00 Opening by Taryn Nixon, President of LAMAS

11.10 Session 1: Places and spaces in fact and fiction

London Roadhouses in Fact and Fiction
Michael John Law, University of Westminster

”Cultural Capital”: London and Making of Modern Public Entertainment
Michael Peplar, Boston University

12.20 Keynote Lecture: Casinos and Commercial Dancing
Lee Jackson, writer and Victorian London obsessive

1.20 LAMAS Publication Awards – introduced by John Price

1.30 – 2.30pm Lunch break (and opportunity to browse local society displays)

2.30 Session 2: All the World’s a Stage

Elizabethan Entertainments
Julian Bowsher, Museum of London Archaeology

Victorian Leisure: the organisation of recreation in Victorian London
Ian Bevan, City of London Guide and Lecturer

3.45 – 4.15pm Refreshment break (tea and coffee provided)

4.15 Session 3: Working with children and animals

Stealing children in 1600: Stocking the London Stage with Actors
Julie Ackroyd, Open University

Sapient Pigs and Rascal Tigers: Animal Curiosities on the Streets and Stages of London, c.1750-c.1850
Alexander Clayton, Victoria & Albert Museum

5.30 Closing remarks