Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 February
Weekend events from 10am - 6pm

This weekend explore the scientific, cultural and historical themes that changed the political and musical map of Europe. View the Full Weekend Listings for a detailed timetable.

From intimate discussions to films to talks with some of the greatest thinkers of our time; activities throughout the day include...

Noise Bites give you an intense, whistle-stop tour through the need-to-know topics from this weekend.

A return to nature - the world of William Morris.
Did the invention of the recording cylinder bring folk music to the fore or just let composers steal other people's ideas?
Why was this the time right to preserve and protect forever, for everyone? Discuss the founding of the National Trust
Eugenics - the 'self direction of human evolution' or a shady science?

Join top speakers for in-depth discussions of the fundamental questions of early 20th century.

Professor Christopher Clark from Cambridge University outlines the history of this volatile period.
How and why did composers embrace their folk traditions? Tom Service, The Guardian's music critic, tells us.
Virginia Woolf expert Professor Rachel Bowlby discusses the Bloomsbury Group's most iconic member.
A green and pleasant land - what does the idea of England mean? Professor Patrick Wright investigates.
Richard Price and Daniele Pantano consider the indelible effect of the Great War on European poetry.

...Bartók! Curious about the music but scared off by the terminology? Then grab a coffee and come to this fun, informal and practical session lead by Rachel Leach on Sunday.

Don't know where to start? Let our industry experts bring music to life in these beginner's guides. This weekend the session is led by The Telegraph's classical music critic Ivan Hewett.

Activities and events all over the site allowing you to get the full flavour of this exciting time of change.

A weekend pass offers you the best way to plunge into the 20th century head-first.

*concerts are not included in the Day or Weekend Passes

Early Bird Tickets
Special Early Bird price of £12 for any day pass or £20 for any weekend pass if booked before midnight on Thursday 31 January.

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