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The race to recognise LGBT history: Liberace

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In this session, Dr Lewis will consider the ultimate legacy of Liberace, one of the most unwilling LGBT+ figures of the twentieth century.

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The race to recognise LGBT history: Liberace – In collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Media

About this event: As one of the most the flamboyant and excessive characters of the twentieth century, the musician and entertainer Liberace was one of the most globally successful and celebrated stars. Known throughout the world as ‘Mr Showmanship’, Liberace’s career was one of the most unique and successful of the modern era.

However, his personal life was subject to fierce scrutiny, especially on the topic of his own sexuality and he faced intense scrutiny on the topic by the media. His fierce denial to acknowledge his homosexuality led to several high-profile legal cases which helped shape the course of the LGBT+ history.

Delivered by Dr Christopher Lewis, Lecturer in Music in the Department of Music, Media and Performance as well as a recording artist for Naxos Records, the world's largest independent classical music label.

In this session, Dr Lewis will consider the ultimate legacy of Liberace, one of the most unwilling LGBT+ figures of the twentieth century.

Who the event is aimed at: Anyone with an interest in this area or even without an interest in this area- if this is new to you, come along to find out more and explore new knowledge!

What you will gain from attending: Develop your understanding of one of the most controversial LGBT entertainment figures of the twentieth-century along with how his life and career both mirrored and impacted changes in society in terms of moving towards a positive acceptance of homosexuality.

The link to join this event will be sent to all those booked on in advance of the event


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