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LSS: Sandy Leong - History of Nursery Rhymes

Description: ZOOM TALK - Sandy Leong

"Hey Diddle Diddle – the History of Nursery Rhymes"

Passed on down through the generations from parents to children, nursery rhymes have been part of our childhood. Many nursery rhymes are just little ditties to amuse children, but others have more dramatic and hidden meanings or are veiled commentaries on political events and people in power, using subtle references and clever word play.

Some nursery rhymes have it all, like a good film, royal scandal, illicit love affairs and bloodshed. Find out who Old Mother Hubbard really was; and why Mary, Mary was Quite Contrary. You will be surprised and even a little shocked at what you are really saying when you recite nursery rhymes to children.

Sandy Leong is an historian, a professional speaker and published author.

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Location: Online via Zoom
Date: Sunday, 15 November 2020
Time: 18:30 GMT
Access: Public
Category: LSS - Public event (not at Secular Hall)*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Monday, 7 September 2020 15:28 GMT
Attachments: None

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