Lydia Lopokova (1892-1981) was one of the most popular dancers of the Ballets Russes under Diaghilev and toured Europe and the United States.

When Diaghiliv died in 1927 she came out of retirement to help the embryonic English ballet companies. She married the economist Maynard Keynes in 1925 and together they were great enthusiasts of the Council for the Encouragement of Music and Arts which then developed into the Arts Council.


Cyril Beaumont; Sir Sacherverell Sitwell; Francis Sitwell.

Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RB
01223 332900

Opening times

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun & Bank Holidays, 12noon – 5pm Closed Mon, 24 – 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

Exhibitions at Fitzwilliam Museum

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