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30 November 2021, 10.30am– 12noon

A special festive lecture. Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for an exploration of the 19th century Christmas through antique objects, many from her own collection which inspire her intricate etchings. Explore the history of delicate glass Christmas tree birds, original Victorian crackers, Christmas cards, and ephemera and how they reflect the spirit of Christmas Past.


All our lecture mornings cost £9 and include a friendly lecture where you can meet our guest lecturer, have coffee and cakes and get a special tour. Take advantage of our special offer, book 10 lectures for £80 when you book in person or over the phone.

Book online by clicking 'book here'.

By phone - 0131 529 3993 (Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm)

In person - City Art Centre Reception, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh (Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm)

Lecture: Tokens of Festive Magic: The Victorian Christmas