Talk Past event Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Lunchtime Lecture: Laughing Matters

A curatorial talk to accompany Laughing Matters: State of a Nation, a new display exploring the history of British comedy

  • Hochhauser Auditorium

  • Free event

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2019 is a significant year for the history of comedy and the UK. It marks the 40th anniversary of the birth of the alternative comedy scene and 50 years since Monty Python’s first broadcast and the premiere of Carry On Camping. It is also the year the UK will leave the EU . Join Senior Curator Simon Sladen as he introduces a new display in the British Galleries exploring comedy’s impact on society.

Find the display Laughing Matters: State of the Nation in British Galleries, Clore Study Area, Room 55.

Join expert curators and inspiring speakers for our free weekly lunchtime lectures or visit our SoundCloud channel to listen to previous lectures: soundcloud.com/vamuseum/sets/v-a-lunchtime-lecture-series