The Arts Society Cardiff

Thursday 13 September


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The Arts Society Cardiff

Lawrence of Arabia - Tortured Hero of Troubled Times, Lecturer: Neil Faulkner

'Lawrence of Arabia' is an early 20th Century instance of celebrity culture. The lecture will explore the legend of Lawrence of Arabia with the true story of what happened in the famous desert war of 1916-1918. In addition we will be offered new narrative and analysis of the war based on archeological evidence and from this the relationship between art and reality in the creation of 'celebrity'. Is the legend a myth? Was Lawrence, as some claim, a liar and a charlatan? Or does the legend reflect reality? We shall find out.

Visitors: £7 (on the door, space permitting)

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