Performance: Tongues of Flame: The Extraordinary Life of Richard Francis Burton (1821 – 1890)
9 October 2014, 19:00
Storyteller Giles Abbott recounts the remarkable exploits of Sir Richard Francis Burton - explorer, writer, poet, linguist, swordsman, Arabist and spy - accompanied by Kurdish Iraqi singer Nawroz. Contains occasional adult themes and references to violence.
Sir Richard Francis Burton by Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, 1872-1885 © National Portrait Gallery, London
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