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Topical Tuesdays: In Soldier’s Clothes



Zoom Webinar

The Topical Tuesday series, hosted by the High Master, sees guest speakers from the St Paul’s Community share their take on the current environment.

In a topical talk which looks at the resilience that the art sector has had to display during the pandemic, as well as rethinking the prescribed view on history, there is much here to encourage reflection.

The In Soldier’s Clothes film looks at an era before women won the vote, when an orphaned teenager fought to secure fame and fortune as a war correspondent by disguising herself as a soldier in WW1. This woman was Dorothy Lawrence and her story is mostly unknown. After being silenced by the British government in 1915 little is known of what she went through on the front.

Professional actors Lucie Turner and Oli Towse became aware of Dorothy’s story in the midst of another tumultuous world disaster – a time in which the pandemic stripped them of their performing jobs. Ignited by a passion to bring Dorothy’s story to life, they decided to take matters into their own hands, create a production company and bring together a team of creatives to shine light on our unsung heroine’s brave and intense adventure.

It is free to register for any of our virtual events. However, if you wish to express your appreciation for the In Soldier’s Clothes project, please make a donation here to help tell this remarkable story and support the Arts amidst the pandemic.

Suggested donation – £10 per household.

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The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Topical Tuesdays Series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of St Paul’s School and its employees. The webinars are available for private, non-commercial use only – you may not edit, modify or redistribute.

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