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Unlocking the Lock – 3 hour Masterclass

Give yourself three hours to connect with your creative and intuitive side and let your imagination do the talking as we attempt to read under the lines of the patient histories and unearth aspects of these real women’s lives…

London in the eighteenth century was a city of stark extremes of wealth and poverty, religious fervour and enthusiastic sin. Prostitution was rife. Syphilis commonplace.

The discovery of a handwritten register describing the backgrounds and stories of over 200 inmates of the city’s Lock Asylum in the 1780s and 1790s gives us a unique insight into the lives of these young women.

Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

Workshop is £5, women only.