Maritime Lecture Series: The Dark Side of the Seaside

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21 June | 11am- 12.30pm
£8 | Concessions: £6
National Maritime Museum, Lecture Theatre
The Great British Seaside

Arwa Haider takes you on a tour of the darker side of the Great British Seaside and examines how this edgy border land has inspired artists from Martin Parr to Morrissey to Graham Greene.

Arwa Haider is a journalist and writer specialising in culture and music. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and sites, from BBC Culture to The Financial Times, The Face, and contemporary art magazine Elephant, where she is Music Editor.

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Maritime Lecture Series: The Great British Seaside

From the history of fish and chips to innuendo-ridden postcards, discover why the British seaside is the way it is with these expert lectures.

28 June: The North, the East End and the Seaside: The Origins and History of Fish and Chips

5 July: England-on-Sea: Wish You Were Here

12 July: The Changing Faces of the Seaside

19 July: ‘Walking on Water’: a social history of seaside piers

26 July: British Seaside Postcards and Censorship: How Far Do You Go?