Welcome to One Last Dance, the University of Edinburgh’s Library and Special Collections blog showcasing our Festival of Museums events.
During the weekend events (May 16-18, 2014) we will be recreating the feel of life in Edinburgh during the 1940s with a series of events inspired by the history of St Cecilia’s Hall, which was The Excelsior Ballroom at the time. The events will encompass many of our museum collections and will offer a unique opportunity to engage with the University in a new way.
Join us in some of our exciting events that range from a workshop on the explosion of popular printing during the era to the hair and make-up styles from the 1940s; from a “make-do-and-mend” vintage sale to a “victory kitchen” tea party; hear about advancements in medicine and find out how electrifying instruments changed the course of popular music forever. Finally, put on your dancing shoes and step back in time at our Saturday evening dance where St Cecilia’s Hall will be returned to the glory of the Excelsior Ballroom for one last dance.