A Strange Season: Festive Folklore and the Darker Side of Victorian Christmas
Christmas as we know it today began in the Victorian period. Before Queen Victoria took to the throne in June 1837 there were no Christmas cards, no crackers and no turkey. But by the end of her reign, the ancient midwinter festivities had been transformed into something we would all recognise.
Inspiration Award Winner: Whirlpool
Whirlpool, which is based on the true story of the American deafblind actvist Helen Keller, and her fight for civil rights, won the Inspiration Award (public category) at this year's Research in Film Awards.
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