7:45 pm — 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre
Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School
Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom
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Once travel had been the preserve of the wealthy. With the advent of steam, hotels, boarding houses,
seaside resorts and Thomas Cook, travel was no longer an elite experience but an activity for the
middle classes. By the 1920s the social elite not only needed new destinations to get away from the
package holiday maker, but they also needed new, exciting activities and a distinctive air of class and
luxury. They drew on the far reaches of the African Bush, new conrners of the Riviera; they climbed,
tobogganed, skied and they performed the Charleston on the new form of luxury entertainment – the
cruise liner. In all this, Art Deco played a significant role – it was harnessed as the style that would signal
the exclusivity, luxury and modernity of the Glamour Holiday.

Lecturer Dr Claire Walsh
Dr Walsh has worked at the V&A Museum and lectured at the University of Warwick, and now lectures
for the Open University. She has lectured widely in Britain, Europe, the USA and Canada, and has
numerous publications.


June 8, 2016
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
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Dr Claire Walsh