Talk: Berlin in the 1920s

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Berlin in the 1920s was a city on the edge of an abyss, and fertile ground for all kinds of political extremism. The raucous-voiced lesbian chanteuse Claire Waldoff boasted in song that every man you met could be a Nazi. The febrile and dangerous political situation provided a backdrop to a decade of dazzling innovation in all the arts – theatre, film, music, painting, architecture and design.

From Christopher Isherwood and the young Francis Bacon to Schoenberg and Kandinsky, talented people flocked to Berlin from all over Europe in order to sample its artistic – and sexual – freedom.

Booking information: please call 0970 848 2003

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Wallace Collection Hertford House, Manchester Square, LONDON London W1U 3BN 020 7563 9500 www.wallacecollection.org