- Friday, 26 May
- Smock Alley Theatre
- €12 / €10
Join historian, author and broadcaster Bettany Hughes for a dazzling historical journey through one of the world’s greatest cities. Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities is a rich and resonant biography that brings this city of three names (Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul) and its people to life. At last count archaeologists had measured forty-two human habitation layers in Istanbul. Bettany Hughes says to know it ‘is to know what it is to be cosmopolitan — this is a city that reminds us that we are, indeed, citizens of the world’.
'Istanbul is a visceral, pulsating city. In Bettany Hughes’s life-filled and life-affirming history… it has found a sympathetic and engaging champion.' The Guardian