Christmas 2019 special: Torcheres – Apsley House (with added bonus audio)

Apsley House (also known as No.1 London) is the home of the Dukes of Wellington and for the first time has extended its opening times to the 22nd December 2019 and decorated the house in 1840s style Christmas decorations. Visitors can therefore experience this already beautiful building as it may have looked for a Georgian Christmas. It therefore seemed fitting to feature one of the Christmas special episodes here.

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What I’ve learned from setting up my own podcast

Earlier this year I set up a podcast series, Past Matters, which asks museums, galleries and historic houses what their most underrated items are. Prior to that, I set up a podcast series Millennials Now, where I interviewed millennials on the direction life had taken them now that this ‘snowflake’ generation had grown up.

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Three tapestries – Hever Castle

This episode of Past Matters is for fans of the Tudors, Anne Boleyn and anyone who has ever wanted to learn more about tapestries, royal signifiers of power and historical fashion. Or those who enjoy looking for the comic scenes hidden in art. 

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A regency fan – The Holburne Museum

This episode takes us to the Holburne Museum in Bath, which runs an excellent programme called Pathways to Wellbeing whereby they offer art classes focusing on the objects in the museum to people with mental health issues referred by the local NHS trust. 

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