Letters from Baghdad

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Film Screening of Letters from Baghdad with introduction by Kate Vandor (Curatorial Fellow, Holburne Museum)

In honour of our new display, Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian Art, join us for a screening of Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum’s film, Letters from Baghdad (cert PG), which tells the extraordinary true story of Gertrude Bell and her journey into the Arabian desert after WW1. Often described as the most powerful woman in the British Empire – more influential than Lawrence of Arabia – Bell shaped the Middle East in profound ways, helping to create Iraq’s borders and found the Iraq Museum.

£7 (Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian Art open 6-7pm, and Garden Café open for drinks 6-7pm)
Screening begins at 6.50pm