Art & Culture, Story telling

'Wantons & Wits'

Up Next: 28th October 2022, 7:00pm
To Bedern Chapel York November 2020
About

As All Hallows Eve beckons, the Lady Brigante from Death in a Chocolate Box presents an evening of 'Wantons & Wits' at Bedern Hall on Friday October 28 at 7pm.

Nestled in the delightful area of St Andrewgate, the tiny court of Bedern has long enjoyed an illustriously haunting history.

However, during the Victorian era, and as a throng of brothel-keepers, pickpockets, criminals and pleasure-seekers claimed the streets around Bedern as their own – this once respectable area of York would become an urban underworld of vice and crime.

Drawing on exclusive archival material, newspaper reports and an unpublished autobiography – 'Wantons & Wits' will shine a light on the notorious history of this enclave in the 19th century and of our understanding of Victorian morality as the Lady B shares the tales of those long-forgotten folk.

WHO or WHAT is Death in a Chocolate Box?

Inspired by true crime stories from the Victorian era and through the lives of ordinary people whose tales are woven into the rich fabric of an ancient city's social history - Death in a Chocolate Box offers walking tours through the streets of York.

Curious Much?

Tickets available! Treat yourself.

Death in a Chocolate Box Opening Hours
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Curious Deeds. A Curious Death? - Tuesday from 7pm at YO1 8BN
The Ghosts of Walmgate - Wednesday from 7pm at YO1 9TJ

The Ghosts of Micklegate - Thursday from 7pm at YO24 1AJ

The Ghosts of Fulford - Friday from 7pm at YO10 4EX

Time Please! - Sunday from 7pm at YO1 9QL


What Lies Beneath? - Throughout Summer from 7pm at YO1 9WJ

The Ghosts Of Christmas Past - Throughout December from 7pm at YO1 8BN

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