30.11.13 7.30pm, The Workshop, English Passage, Cliffe High Street, Lewes, BN7 2AP; £12

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In 1721 the philosopher and wit Charles-Louis de Montesquieu published his ‘Persian Letters’ describing contemporary Parisian society. Few subjects are left untouched by his acerbic pen: the King and Pope, the theatre, pretty women, divorce, Muslim culture, and so on. Charles Medlam will read and the musicians will illustrate with music from the period by Couperin, Rameau, Forqueray and others.

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