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23 November, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Do celebrities ever really die? Some famous figures are believed to live on not just in terms of their cultural legacy, but also in a more literal sense. Decades after his death on St Helena, people continued to believe that Napoleon would one day return. The Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell was spotted at the opera shortly after his death in 1891. And rumours persist that Elvis is living out a peaceful retirement in the American South. Others, like Russia’s ‘mad monk’ Grigori Rasputin, were notoriously immune to death.
Join an evening of talks, screenings, and music to share some of these strange stories, from post-mortem sightings to resurrections in re-enactment. Why do we find it so hard to accept the deaths of cultural icons? Why were some figures believed to be so hard to kill? Why do these myths begin, and why do some of the famous dead live forever?
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