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Wellcome Collection Presents High Society: Drugs in Victorian Britain

The Wellcome Collection is to present High Society: Drugs in Victorian Britain on February 11-12 2011.

This event will open with a Friday evening of traditional Victorian entertainment, a performance of the extraordinary Magic Lantern- which fascinated 19th century audiences.

Two poor opium smokers Unknown artist, gouache on rice paper, 19th century, Wellcome Library / Wellcome Images

On the Saturday a host of experts, writers and historians including Mike Jay; the curator of High Society will talk on variety of aspects of Victorian drug culture including the Victorian Pharmacy, the beginnings of addiction, self-experimentation and drugs in Victorian literature.

Tickets are £30 or £20 for concessions, this includes entrance to the Friday evening and Saturday, lunch, refreshments and free drinks on Friday evening. Also until Friday 21 January there is an early-bird £5 discount on full price tickets.

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK
Phone: +44 (0)20 7611 2222

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