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july 2019

18jul7:30 pmRomantic Travellers: Touring Britain 1780-1830: A Talk at the LSIWith Dr. Emma Mcevoy

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WHEN DID LARGE-SCALE TOURISM OF THE BRITISH ISLES BEGIN? WHO WERE THE FIRST TOURISTS? WHERE DID THEY GO AND WHAT DID THEY DO?

Drawing on the unpublished journals of a number of Romantic-period travellers, Emma will explore the remarkable variety of things that the first generation of domestic tourists got up to, such as visiting ruins, prisons, mines and ironworks; surveying landscapes; encountering locals; shopping, sea-bathing – and even coming to Bridport.  The talk will feature some of the beautiful images found in the tourists’ journals.

Emma McEvoy lectures in English Literature at the University of Westminster.  She has published widely in the fields of Romantic and Gothic studies, and is the author of Gothic Tourism (Palgrave, 2016).

All donations go towards the development of Bridport LSi Charity No; 1137231

Date & Time: Thursday 18 July 7pm

Venue: The Literary & Scientific Institute, 51 East Street, Bridport DT6 3JX

Tickets: Free/Donations available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre. Tel no. 01308 424901

Also available from LSI and Eventbrite

Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm

Location

Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute

East Street, Bridport

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