1917 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, an event that changed the world. Coming to a head in the middle of the First World War, the Revolution marked a moment when political processes broke down and people took to the streets to demand change. While many people lost their lives or emigrated at short notice, others were  lled with dreams that society could be re-built along the lines of justice and equality.

The immediate aftermath of the Revolution was full of hope, as was passionately reflected in the art of the time. But, as reality kicked in, the brutal agendas of the men in power were revealed, and a very di erent story began to unfold, as art historian Andrew Spira will show you in this visual tour through Russian history.

Tuesday 11 October, 7.00pm
Adults £10, under 18s free

Poster by Nikolai Kochergin, 1919: “The enemy is at the gate! Stand up and defend Petrograd!”

Poster by Nikolai Kochergin, 1919: “The enemy is at the gate! Stand up and defend Petrograd!”