In conversation with Ian Hislop and Tom Hockenhull: The Golden Age of Satire?

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In conversation with Ian Hislop and Tom Hockenhull: The Golden Age of Satire? Late-Georgian satirical prints

Saturday 11 May, 4.30 – 6.30pm

Tickets £5

Pontefract Town Hall (WF8 1PG) followed by a private view of the exhibition at Pontefract Museum.

Ian Hislop is no stranger to satire, having carved a successful career as editor of Private Eye magazine, panellist on Have I Got News For You and as curator of the recent British Museum exhibition I Object: Ian Hislop’s search for dissent. In conversation with Tom Hockenhull, his British Museum co-curator, Ian discusses some of his favourite objects from the exhibition, not least British satirical prints by Gillray and Cruikshank, among others, which go on display at Pontefract Museum. Rude, crude and very funny, these works were at the cutting edge of eighteenth-century satire, shaping contemporary views of the Georgian monarchy. Laughter, it transpires, really is the best medicine, ruthlessly exposing society’s injustices and holding a mirror to the worst excesses of its ruling elite.

The event will take place in the Nelson Room at Pontefract Town Hall 4.30 – 5.30pm, followed by a private view of the exhibition at Pontefract Museum 5.30 -6.30pm.

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Please email museumslearning@wakefield.gov.uk

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No, we will have your name on the door

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