The next Day of Culture
will consist of a visit to Brighton
to explore a number of themes
related to the Social and Cultural Research Group.
We will meet at the The Royal Pavilion Gardens
and visit the Brighton Museum
to consider issues such as:
health, housing, religion
civic pride, sport and other social activities
through a range of objects and printed ephemera.
The exhibition will help contextualise
the second activity of the day
raising questions that we might like to contemplate
as we move beyond the museum space.
Next we will visit
the historic ‘Lanes’ area of Brighton
which has a vibrant café culture
and is characterised by
second-hand and antique emporiums
as well as flea markets
making it an ideal place to pause
and consider a number of themes
the histories of objects
and material culture.
Finally, we will visit the Pier, promenade and beach
to consider the role of tourism
in the creation of Brighton, past and present.
You may wish to read the following
as an introduction to some of the themes
that might arise during the day:
Shields R (1991)
‘Ritual pleasures of a seaside resort
liminality, carnivalesque and dirty weekends’
from Places on the Margin: Routledge: London
Miller D (1998)
Theory of Shopping
Polity Press: Cambridge
MrsM admits to adding the illustrations.
Needless to say, MrsM must remain in the office
to ensure that the administrative wheels
of the Department run smoothly...