26th January .6:30pmto7:30pm. Followed by a short Q&A (finishes 8pm)
Free (reservations recommended)
It's amazing just how much we can learn from everyday items discarded long ago. Remains of clay tobacco pipes found under the auditorium and other floors here at Wilton's tell the story of who made them, who smoked them, where and when. This is an extremely rare opportunity to learn more from a true expert.
Chris Jarrett is an archaeological finds specialist working on post-Roman pottery and glass
as well as clay tobacco pipes. He edits Medieval Ceramics, is Chairman of
London Archaeologist and Publicity Officer for The Society of Clay Pipe
Research. He will be sharing the wealth of fascinating information these simple, once ubiquitous, objects tell us about the people who frequented theatres, from those of Shakespeare's day to the Wilton's building dating from c. 1680, using examples discovered here over the last few decades. Places are very limited so don't miss out on this special opportunity - reserve yours quickly!