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IN PERSON- Happy Christmas at Home: Celebrating the Holiday, UK Style

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Lectures

Age Group:

Adults
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Program Description

Event Details

This program will be delivered via Zoom and will be streamed to our Kingsley Room. If you want to watch the program from home, register here

Join former UK resident and lifelong Anglophile Claire Evans for a cultural tour of Christmas in Great Britain.  She’ll be your culinary travel guide to what special food and drink appears at the holiday table, with authentic recipes to try at home.  And it wouldn’t be a British Christmas without pantos, crackers, and the Christmas number one, so she’ll also talk about the traditions and cultural quirks essential to a proper British holiday.  You’ll be fully prepared to eat, drink, and be merry, UK-style!

Claire Evans is a former journalist, attorney, and college lecturer who started her love of most things British as she and her mother watched countless episodes of "Are You Being Served," "Fawlty Towers," and "The Vicar of Dibley" on PBS.  She went on to study abroad in London and, against the odds, she married a Brit she met in Peoria, Illinois.  They moved to England, where they lived for a number of years.  Outside of her work for a legal advice charity, Claire became a student of historical sights, pub dining, and tea shops.  Her business, Tea with Claire, grew from friends asking for travel and relocation advice.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.  For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at rrandall@biblio.org or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.

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