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Bakhtiari: A Century Uncovered

Author Antony Wynn and former diplomat Charles Anson explore one hundred years of the Bakhtiari people.

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Discover the history of the Bakhtiari people with Antony Wynn and Charles Anson in a straightforward talk exploring their evolving way of life over the last century, sharing Bakhtiari artefacts.

The talk is followed by a Q&A by the pair.

The event is free but a ticket must be booked to secure your attendance.

About Antony Wynn: Antony lived in Iran for eight years, working as a rug buyer in western Iran and managing a racecourse in the northeast. He is the author of "Persia in the Great Game" and "Three Camels to Smyrna: Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan 1907-1986.

About Charles Anson: Charles is a former diplomat at the British Embassy in Tehran from 1976-79. Anson spent time walking with the Bakhtiari tribe in southern Iran during their annual migration across the mountains. In 1978, he was inside the British Embassy with other colleagues when it was occupied by Iranian student revolutionaries and set on fire, marking the beginning of the Iranian Revolution.



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The basics

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Call 0344 249 1895

Meeting point

Please meet outside of Visitor Reception


The event takes place upstairs in the Oast Exhibition Space


The event is free but a ticket must be booked to secure your attendance

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Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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