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In the Footsteps of Du Fu with Michael Wood, a Bath Arts Collective Event

18 March @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

In the Footsteps of Du Fu

Acclaimed historian and filmmaker Michael Wood joins the Bath Arts Collective to look at the life and times of one of the world’s greatest poets, Du Fu, whose work has a timeless relevance in the same way as that of Shakespeare and Dante. 

The 8th-century Chinese poet’s life and writing came during a period of famine, war and huge upheaval and Wood will talk about how he followed in the poet’s footsteps to try to understand what inspired his verse and to investigate the themes of friendship, family and human suffering.

‘Wood’s account is beautifully written and thoroughly researched, as he travels to the setting for each stage of Du Fu’s long but difficult life, talking to the scholars and the ordinary people he meets along his way’ John Simpson BBC global affairs editor

Wood has made more than 100 documentaries and written several bestselling books including In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great and The Story of China.

About the Curious Minds Festival

Running from 7th – 28th March, the Curious Minds Festival features over 30 book talks, live performances, film screenings, writing workshops and walking tours. Taking place across a range of fabulous venues with events to entertain, inform, connect and challenge.

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