Virtual Britsburgh Live: Beatrix Potter - The Tale of a Most Remarkable Woman

06/10/2020 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET


Literary Society Event


  • Free


[No City], PA
United States of America


Virtual Britsburgh Live presents.... 

Beatrix Potter - The Tale of a Most Remarkable Woman


A delightful and fascinating presentation by the Beatrix Potter Society's Ann Troxell on the life and varied "careers" of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943).  Although Potter is best known as the author and illustrator of 23 “little books” - including The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classics of children's literature - she was also an extremely astute business woman, a farmer who championed the Herdwick sheep breed, protector and conservationist of Lake District farms and properties, took an avid interest in natural history and mycology (the scientific study of mushrooms, toadstools and other fungi), and engaged in other “careers” that will be explored in the talk and slide presentation.  Ann will also include an introduction to the Beatrix Potter Society, for which she organizes its Introducing Beatrix Potter and Reading Beatrix Potter programs in the US and Canada, and which is now celebrating its 40th anniversary year.  The Beatrix Potter Society exists to promote the study and appreciation of Potter's life and works while upholding and protecting the integrity of her inimitable and unique work, her aims and bequests.


The program will consist of three parts:


  1. A brief introduction to  The Beatrix Potter Society and its Introducing Beatrix Potter and Reading Beatrix Potter programs.
  2. A live, narrated slide presentation about Beatrix Potter's life and her many interests and talents.
  3. Live Question and Answer period with the presenter.


About Virtual Britsburgh

Starved of theatre, literature, cultural activities? Yes? Good then this is for you. Britsburgh is talking its activities into the virtual realm! In a series of live events in the coming weeks streamed online using the Zoom Video Conference App, you will experience aspects of theatre, readings, history, literature, interviews and more. Once you log on, your Virtual Host will make sure you can see and hear us, but we can’t hear or see you. The events are live and the experience is remarkable!


How to watch Virtual Britsburgh?

  1. Register for the event - It's free!
  2. Donate what you can. We suggest $10 per person. Donations received during registration will be contributed 100% to the Pittsburgh Food Bank.  Registered and forgot to donate? No worries click here. Thanks.
  3. During this difficult time Britsburgh will give all money collected to those in need. However, if you like what we are doing we ask you to consider becoming a Britsburgh member that will help us through the next year.
  4. You will receive a registration confirmation with a link to the event and a password.
  5. We suggest you join the event 10 minutes before the event start time. You will be placed into a waiting room where you event host will check you against your registration. If you have not registered you won't be allowed into the event.
  6. The audience will be able to watch but your event host will make sure we can't see or hear you. If you wish to ask a question you can do so by using the chat function or in the Q&A section you can raise your hand and the host will unmute you.
  7. Adjust your Zoom settings. To fully enjoy the performance you will need to adjust the settings on the Zoom app so you can only see the performers, and not the whole audience. Here are the instructions on how to do it. But don’t worry, we’ll make sure everyone is ready before starting the event! 
  8. Important: Please make sure your Zoom name is your full name so that you can be ticked off the registration list. If the host cannot identify you, you will be ejected from the event.


This presentation is open to everyone.


Explore fascinating British-themed topics with the guidance of experts and enjoy the company and conversation of fellow enthusiasts as a member of the Britsburgh Society. Society members enjoy our Britsburgh Arts Society, the Britsburgh Beer Society, the Britsburgh History Society, the Britsburgh Literary Society and the Britsburgh Tea Society. If you are not already a member, I would like to invite you to consider becoming a Britsburgh Society member. To become a member, visit the Britsburgh membership page.




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