The Factory at The MAC, Exchange Street
25th March: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

We are delighted to present this keynote lecture by award-winning author Diana Souhami.

A large number of creative lesbians from the UK and America, in the early decades of the twentieth century, left the restrictive expectations of their home towns and headed for Paris.  They gravitated toward each together, formed a community, expressed their true identities and made transforming diverse cultural contributions. They were patrons, writers, publishers, painters, filmmakers. The list is long: Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Beach, Romaine Brooks, Janet Flanner, Natalie Barney, Djuna Barnes, Bryher, H.D, Harriet Weaver….. Collectively they were at the heart of the fracture from 19th century orthodoxies, the innovation in the arts and lifestyle, the shock of the new which came to be known as modernism.

Diana Souhami is the author of numerous books including the Whitbread Prize winning Selkirk’s Island, Edith Cavell and Mrs Keppel and Her Daughter.

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date & time

25th March
12.30pm–1.30pm
venue

venue

The Factory at The MAC, Exchange Street, BT1 2LS
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admission

This event is free: register below

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