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The Arts Society Isle of Man arrange an annual programme of lectures. Speakers from the Isle of Man, the UK and further afield present lectures covering a wide range of subjects including decorative arts, individual artists, art movements, music, architecture and history.

Owing to Coronavirus restrictions on travel, lectures by UK based lecturers will be delivered by Zoom until the Isle of Man Government permits unrestricted travel to and from the UK. The option to attend Zoom lectures at the Manx Museum lecture hall will be kept under review.

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EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF TEA DRINKING

EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF TEA DRINKING

16th February 2021

11.30 a.m.

Speaker: Anne Anderson

Tea drinking has been with us from the 18th century, and Hogarth’s images show how tea was drunk at the time. Tea drinking paraphernalia - infusers, strainers, drip-catchers - mushroomed in the 19th century.

Lyons Corner houses, teashops, tea rooms in large department stores and ocean liners. Seaside tea dances. Hogarth’s paintings. Tea drinking is both a private and public affair and Anne will show us a wonderful selection of images to chart its fascinating story.

Currently a tutor for the V&A Learning Academy, Anne Anderson was a senior lecturer in Art and Design History at Southampton Solent University for 14 years. Her career as an international speaker has taken her all over the world.

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