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Show Me the Money – Political Economy from 1700 to Present

Show Me the Money – Political Economy from 1700 to Present

A five week Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) course linking to our Show Me the Money exhibition

2 October 2015

25 September & 2 October 2015, WEA Course - Show Me the Money - Political Economy from 1700 to Present @ People's History Museum, image Credit Crunch Lexicon © Simon Roberts

Time 13:00 - 15:30

Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

Cost £40.30 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits

From Hogarth’s 1721 painting of the South Sea Bubble which depicts the ‘market’ as an evil wheel of fortune, to the Credit Crunch Lexicon by Simon Roberts which lists the vocabulary of the post 2008 economic crash; art has shaped the way we ‘imagine’ finance.

Artists often depict financial markets by focussing on people – greedy people, sad people, conniving people.  Some have created images of markets driven by the ‘animal spirits’ of bankers, or speculators who act like ‘bulls’ or ‘bears’.  Other artists have depicted the financial system as a ‘zombie’ system with markets that become nervous or are spooked.  Some see the financial market akin to an omnipotent god.

This five week course explores the history, economics and politics that lie behind the art on display in the museum’s latest changing exhibition Show Me the Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the Present.

A five week course delivered by WEA tutor Mark Krantz.  A learning experience in association with the People’s History Museum.Workers' Educational Association

Suitable for adults aged 19 and over

Course runs Friday 25 September to Friday 23 October

Booking Requirements: Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or booking online via WEA’s website. Please quote course ref C3838041

*Please note this is a five week course; attendees are required to book onto all five weeks of the course*