The Age of the Great Gatsby - Symposium
- The Age of the Great Gatsby
- 7 Oct 2012
- The Darwin Suite
- 10:30am - 4pm
- £20.00 per adult (£17.50 concessions & members)
Mr. Eric Knowles will lead the day’s symposium on the 1920’s – the era which has become synonymous with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, ‘The Great Gatsby’. The day promises to be an extravaganza of 1920’s music and dress with a hint of the Prohibition. Speakers will follow the roots of the Jazz age from the horrors of the Great War’s monochrome scenes of mud and khaki to the vivacious lifestyles of gay young things and the prevailing style of Art Deco. Contrasting this international trend with activities at Wedgwood’s Etruria factory and in the Potteries in general, a direct link can be seen between the ultimate fate of Jay Gatsby ,and the potters of Stoke-on-Trent as the Wall Street Crash brings about irrevocable changes throughout the world.