Fiendish Fairies and Devilish Dreams: A Victorian Halloween


Saturday 27 October | 10.00-11.30 | Tate Britain


Come on a haunting jaunt with us this Halloween, and explore the themes of fantasy, nightmare, horror and perverse sexuality. The Victorians are often believed to be a virtuous, demure and well-behaved bunch. Spend some time looking at the art created during the 19th century and you’ll find a very different picture. Blake, Fuseli, and Dadd were three extraordinary Victorian artists who broke the mould and created a new kind of art – sometimes exquisitely beautiful, often shockingly disturbing. But always challenging us to re-evaluate the meaning of Victorian art. From fiendish fairies to devilish dreams, you won’t sleep soundly after this tour.

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AL, London law firm (National Portrait Gallery tour)

My son Charlie and I were taken round the National Gallery by Rose Balston, and in three brief hours, we were inspired to levels of wonder. Rose has the gift of allowing you to discover things in the paintings that you would never have noticed before…I’d strongly recommend you join an Art History UK tour.
MH, Editor of Country Life Magazine (National Gallery)



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