- DURATION 60 mins
Join me to discover the wonderful colours of Newstead Abbey's grounds and gardens, and to find out more about the life and exploits of Lord Byron. It's a colourful tour in every way! Lord Byron was one of the great characters of English literary history, and was once described as "Mad, bad and dangerous to know". His family home was at Newstead Abbey just to the north of Nottingham. From the atmospheric ruins of the medieval abbey to the beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds of the estate, we will - in the words of the poet himself - walk in beauty and see all that's best of dark and bright. And along the way we will discover much more about Byron's life, adventures and his many eccentricities.
The event will be in the form of an “as live tour” – with live presentation over pre-recorded video footage of the relevant locations.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Ian Braisby
Ian has a degree in Commerce and German and worked for several years as a project manager and translator before deciding on a complete career change and qualifying as a tourist guide. He holds the Blue Badge, which is the UK’s highest tour guiding qualification and is a member of the Institute of Tourist Guides.
With a passion for sharing places and stories with people from around the world, he offers a combination of in-person tours, virtual tours, and presentations, in both English and German. He has a friendly and informal style and a flair for bringing history to life with anecdotes about people and events.
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!
What if I can’t make the event?
If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.
Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?
Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.
How do I watch the live event?
Rest Less events are hosted on Zoom, a computer application that allows you to attend online events just by clicking a link. For detailed instructions, please go to our "FAQ" page, which you can find a link to in the nav bar at the top of the page.
How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)
Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.