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Lucy Moore talk and other upcoming events

Author Lucy Moore will be joining us to talk about the subject of her recent biography: dancer Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950).

"Arguably the greatest dancer of the twentieth century, Nijinsky transformed the world of ballet. On stage he blazed a trail as the first male star of the modern era, with critics and audiences hailing him the God of Dance... His turbulent relationship with powerful impresario, Sergei Diaghilev, not only propelled him to stardom, but made him into a gay icon before such a thing had been dreamt of. But when Nijinsky escaped Diaghilev's control by eloping with a starstruck young follower of the Ballet Russes, their personal and professional association was shattered. Unable to work, Nijinsky's world fell apart."

Ldbth215 Mask C 1919 B
LDBTH215-Mask (c.1919) b

Lucy will also be signing copies of her book which will be available for sale in the museum shop. (Please note that the museum can accept payment by cash or cheque only.)

Spaces are limited so please book in advance via eventbrite: Nijinsky: A Life

Also in December...

Bethlem Gallery: The Bethlem Gallery are hosting their annual open exhibition, showcasing the work of artists from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The fair offers an exciting variety of desirable paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, photographs, textiles and sculpture made by over 40 artists. There's something for everyone, with a selection of art, gifts, cards and mince pies!

Exhibition runs 5-20 December, Wednesday-Saturday 11am-6pm

Bethlem Archives and Museum: On Saturday 14 December we will be running a family friendly arts and crafts session in the museum. Bring your children along to make new and creative Christmas presents for your family and friends.

Saturday 14 December, 1-3pm