An Evening with Alice Loxton
Spend an evening with writer, presenter, and one of the UK’s most exciting young historians, Alice Loxton, as she celebrates the paperback launch of Uproar!, a brilliant new history of Georgian London through the eyes of the artists who immortalised it.
Set against the backdrop of royal madness, political intrigue, the birth of modern celebrity, the French Revolution, and American independence, Alice’s book Uproar!, is an endlessly engaging look into a slice of British history that profoundly altered British humour, setting the stage for everything from Private Eye to Spitting Image.
Alice will be joined by a special guest host to discuss turning satire into an art form, the way printmakers took on the British establishment, and how razor-sharp wit has changed the way we view power.
With a chance to ask the author your own burning questions and get your book SIGNED after the show, this promises to be an enlightening and entertaining evening, encouraging us all to reassess what we think we know about genteel Georgian London, and see it for what it was – a time of Uproar!