Venue: St Nicolas Church, Bury Street, Guildford GU2 4AW Date: Saturday 28th March 2020 Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm - 8.30pm finish for the performance . Drinks reception after for relevant ticket holders Tickets: £10.00 [Performance only] £15.00 [Performance and reception] Buy 5 tickets and get the 6th ticket free! Please select 6 tickets in order to receive 1 free ticket.
Charles Dickens is renowned for his child characters, for their vibrancy, pathos and often their surprising veracity. For Dickens childhood was a time when ‘everything was happy, when there was no distance and no time,’ it was a period of life which provided for him ‘the best link between this world and a better.’
But what led to this fascination with the world of the child? What of Dickens’s own childhood experiences and those of his own children? And, why did Dickens focus so heavily on the effects of social evil on children in his campaigning for a fairer, more humane society?
In this performance, Surrey Care Trust trustee and Dickens’ expert, Ron Searle will answer some of these questions and introduce Dickens the novelist, the child, the parent and the social reformer. There will also be a post performance reception – join us after for a glass of wine and nibbles, and the chance to see some rare Dickens editions and artefacts close up. All proceeds will go to the Surrey Care Trust, a local charity which works to tackle disadvantage, social exclusion and hardship in local communities.
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