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Ken Hollings talks about Ludwig II
20 Apr 2015, 6:30pm, The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, 11 Mare St, London.

Ken Hollings talks about Ludwig II

April 20th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, 11 Mare St, London, E8 4RP


Ludwig II ascended to the Bavarian throne in 1864 at the age of eighteen. His first act as king was to invite his hero Richard Wagner to Munich. Those who understood or appreciated his deep passion for beauty and sensation would not have been surprised. Builder of extravagant palaces, shunning the day in favour of the night, lover of poetry, theatre and opera, Ludwig’s life was the embodiment of the ‘fairy tale as aristocratic dream’. In his talk ‘Ludwig II: Dandyism, Decadence and Decay’, Ken Hollings examines how his tragic death, denounced as a madman and stripped of his crown, remains a key myth for the 21st century.

Tickets are £10, £5 concessions.

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