Talk: October 1917: Revolutionary Dreams In Russia
  • Theatre 2, Plymouth University

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This is the story of the visionary dreams and aspirations of fiery-eyed revolutionaries wanting to change the world in 1917.

This talk will challenge your traditional understanding of early 20th-century Russia, arguing that Soviet ideology can be seen as something that fired people’s imaginations.

Dr Willimott, Lecturer at Reading University, is the author of Living the Revolution: Urban Communes & Soviet Socialism, 1917-1932 (OUP).

Date: Tuesday 17 October
Time: 19:00-20:30
Location: Theatre 2, Plymouth University

£6/£4.20/Friends free
Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA.

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'Revolutions' season at Peninsula Arts

This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution; a period that still generates controversy. Such a tumultuous political time also heralded a revolution within art, music, theatre and film – unleashing a period of radical experimentation and innovation that had an enduring impact throughout the 20th century.

Taking 1917 as an example of a major turning point within society, the programme identifies a number of points across history and within the present where culture has undergone a major shift. The resulting programme might surprise you as to what we have chosen as being revolutionary and in some places may present a challenge, with previous radical ideas now being viewed as problematic from current perspectives.

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