February 2020

A Victorian Magic Lantern Experience

Welcome to the Arts Society North Lincolnshire
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 13:30
Oaklands Hotel
Barton St Laceby DN37 7LE

Andrew Gill gives a presentation using an authentic magic lantern.


A one hour presentation using an authentic ‘magic lantern’ slide projector and glass slides that are up to 170 years old. I recreate a magic lantern show that would have been very familiar to our Victorian ancestors. It is informative, moving, funny and thought provoking.


Mr Andrew Gill

I am a professional public speaker and consultant. I work with museums, universities, festivals, TV companies and special interest groups presenting authentic, Victorian ‘magic lantern’ slide shows and giving talks on pre-cinema optical entertainments. I own a commercial photograph library and have published many books on photographic social history.