Poetry and Fascism with Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Cecil Beaton’s Theatre of War
11.15am - 12.15pm
Christopher Clark: The Sleepwalkers
2.45 – 3.45pm
- 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
- £7.50 (£6.50)
In September 1919 Gabriele D’Annunzio, successful poet and occasional politician, declared himself Commandante of the city of Fiume in modern day Croatia. His intention – to establish a utopia based on his fascist and artistic ideals. It was the dramatic pinnacle to an outrageous career. Lucy Hughes-Hallett charts the controversial life of a debauched artist who became a national hero: a figure as deplorable as he is fascinating.