Saturday 1st September 2018, 2pm:

Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England

Open University History Society Study Day

The vernacular words and unpretentious tunes of sixteenth-century ballads meant that they were accessible to everyone, making them an important resource for the reconstruction of popular attitudes to a variety of subjects. In the absence of a periodical press, these memorable songs used rhyme and melody to sell stories and news. This paper will use live musical examples to demonstrate how the performance of ballads enabled debate about current affairs, despite restrictions on free speech.

 

Tuesday 25th September 2018, 7.30pm:

Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England

Thurnham WI, Lancaster

 

Saturday 6th October 2018, Time TBA:

Tudor Voices

Fun Palaces, Longridge Library, Berry Lane, Lancashire

Come and find out why and how news was spread through songs in Tudor England.  Join in and learn pop songs from the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare.

Wed 30th & Thurs 31th January 2019:

Sovereign Education Study Days, Windsor Castle.

 

Thursday 14th February 2019:

Keynote Education A level Study Day, Manchester.

 

Thursday 28th February 2019, 7.45pm:

Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England

Lancaster Archaeological and Historical Society, St Paul’s Hala Community Centre Hala Square, Scotforth, Lancaster.

 

Monday 4th March 2019:

Keynote Education A level Study Day, Manchester.

Thursday 25th April 2019, 7.30pm:

Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England

Historical Association Bath Branch, Quaker Meeting House, York Street, Bath

 

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