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Moira Goff

Georgians Revealed

The British Library opens a major new exhibition to the public tomorrow, November 8, Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain, providing insight into life in 18th- and 19th-century Britain and displaying never before seen artefacts that shed light on today’s popular culture.

Recreating the first ballet

John Weaver’s The Loves of Mars and Venus, performed in London in 1717, was the first work to tell a story solely through dance, mime and music, with no spoken or sung words. Now widely recognised as the first modern ballet, it has not been recreated in its entirety since its last performance in 1724.

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